One core value, by which SICOM stands, is to assist in the development of the community.
The setting up of the Foundation in 2013 has enabled the Group to affirm its commitment and deepen its actions in favour of the vulnerable groups of the society, especially for the advancement of education , relief of sickness or disability and for the protection of elderly, women and children in distress with emphasis on empowerment and alleviation of poverty.
The Group pursues its commitment as a socially responsible entity through SICOM Foundation, the dedicated vehicle responsible for the efficient and effective implementation of the Group’s CSR initiatives.
Financial Year 2017-2018
Number of Projects Funded15
For the year 2017-2018, a total amount of Rs 3 million was allocated to the financing of 15 projects, mostly NGO driven for initiatives in favour of education as well as health and welfare of vulnerable and disabled children, support to vulnerable people including elderly & women in distress and alleviation of poverty.
SICOM Foundation has also funded a campaign to sensitize the public on the consequences of driving under the influence of drugs. This project has been carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport.
The Foundation also supported Link to Life, an NGO engaged in the fight against cancer, for the free transport of vulnerable children suffering from cancer for their treatment at the hospital, through our annual charity walk and run - SICOM Les Foulées de L’Espoir which was held in October 2017.
Funding for the upgrading of the quality of life of children with special needs through therapeutic services and leisure activities
Funding of therapeutic education sessions for children & adolescents suffering from Type 1 diabetes
Financial assistance to needy students who are pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree programme at the UoM
Funding for the provision of artificial limbs to 250 persons with physical disabilities
Our annual Charity & Fund raising event, SICOM Les Foulées de L'Espoir, supports in the mobilisation of more than 800 participants for the fight against cancer.
Funding for the running of an Early Childhood Centre for vulnerable children at Fondation pour L'Enfance Terre De Paix.
Funding for the provision of a residential family based care for abandoned/neglected children
Funded the production of a sensitisation campaign of 12 programmes on cancer on MBC
Financial Assistance for the running of a Breast Cancer Care unit in Rodrigues
Financial support for cancer awareness campaign and breast cancer screening