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Moving for a cause since 2013.

IBL on the Move started on 2 March 2013 under the name GML on the Move (before the amalgamation between GML and IBL). On that day, famous Mauritian athlete Yan de Maroussem led a tour around the island through five sports disciplines: kayaking, cycling, running, rollerblading, and skiing offshore. His achievement helped raise public awareness of a cause dear to Fondation Joseph Lagesse: “UN TOIT POUR HANTA”. This first edition enabled a wonderful mobilization to give a house to a family living in extreme poverty. Today its members are well after moving into their new home in 2015.

The 2014 edition aimed to support four diabetic children through the association T1 DIAM’S and, more broadly, sensitize the public on the importance of healthy nutrition and regular physical activity. In 2015, the funds raised were donated to AMOUR SANS FRONTIÈRE for the renovation of their school as well as the purchase of medical equipment for their students with physical and/or mental disabilities. The following year, Fondation Joseph Lagesse accompanied the UNI-KIDZ association in its project for inclusive education for disabled children. In 2017, IBL on the Move supported the association BREAST CANCER CARE through the purchase of specific equipment and accessories for their cancer patients. Three doctors were also identified to perform several screening tests and two breast reconstructions over a 12-month period. In 2018, we supported association PASSERELLE in renovating a residential centre for vulnerable women. In 2019, our charity sports event helped raise funds for YOUNG SPIRIT ASSOCIATION who needed to purchase a house to host their children’s activities. In 2020, we proudly supported TIPA to back the coaching and counselling of parents to become community facilitators, the set-up of two artistic events and the purchase of equipment for 200 children of two schools in Priority Education Zones. Two organizations were earmarked for the 2021 edition for their action to support vulnerable families impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic: THE GOOD SHOP and LES CUISINES SOLIDAIRES. In 2022, the community-based association CENTRE D’AMITIÉ has been selected by the IBL on the Move committee for its action for extremely vulnerable children living with their families in Cité La Ferme, Bambous.

In 2023, after a call for proposals, the NGO COLLECTIF URGENCE TOXIDA has been selected by the IBL on the Move committee. This NGO aims to provide harm reduction services to people who use drugs. The organisation advocates for the rights of people who use drugs to eliminate all forms of violence, stigma and discrimination against them.

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