151, Volcy de Senneville, 11205 Camp Chapelon, Port Louis, Mauritius


Since most beneficiaries registered with the Association come from vulnerable backgrounds, and with the current trend of formal education institutes in upheaval (students refuse to listen to authority figures, rowdy behaviour in the classroom, etc.), the presence of a psychotherapist has become compulsory.

A psychotherapist helps children make sense of their conflicting emotions and understand hormonal changes, confusing feelings and thoughts. Psychotherapy can help with anxiety, depression, bullying, low self-esteem, social isolation, regression, defiant behaviours, self-harm, and post-traumatic symptoms.

At M-Kids, we aim to give the children power through meaningful counselling and follow-ups. The psychotherapist conducts individual sessions with troubled children or those showing signs of issues at home or school.

Psychotherapy has been a fantastic tool in helping beneficiaries realise the importance of education through gentle discussion.

The psychologist also regularly meets with the parents/guardians of the beneficiaries.

Overall, we’ve noticed visible changes in the behaviour and lifestyle choices of the beneficiaries who’ve been having regular sessions with the psychotherapist.

Psychosocial Support (PS) is any kind of support that beneficiaries receive to improve their mental health and psychosocial well-being. In addition to talking to a psychotherapist, beneficiaries may need support in other forms.

Psychosocial Support can take on the form of group talks, structured games and activities, and mind-body approaches, such as relaxation and breathing techniques, storytelling, painting and so on.

At M-Kids, we carry out a wide range of activities to help our beneficiaries feel safe, included, calm, connected and hopeful.

Besides regularly inviting our beneficiaries to our Workshop Retreats, we have Miss Tanuja. She has been running an art class for the past three years. 

Painting is a form of therapy that allows our beneficiaries to slow down, improve their creativity, and focus on positive energy and self-esteem.

Sometimes, the children don’t have the words required to express themselves. They may need different avenues to express themselves adequately. Sometimes art or drama can help them release their pent-up feelings.

We also have DIY and Sports & Wellness classes, encouraging our young beneficiaries to tap into their imagination.

The classes give them a sense of belonging and help them develop many valuable skills, giving them the confidence to handle challenging aspects of their lives.