Contact: (230) 489 4006
Postal address: Colonel Maingrad street Beau Bassin
Geographic Coverage of NGO’s expertise:

URL: https://www.abaim.mu

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A society providing equal opportunities for each citizen to live their life and livelihood in harmony, with dignity.

Abaim, established in 1982, is a community rights-based organization having three main branches in Mauritius. Its mission is to contribute, through social, economic, psychopedagogical and cultural action to the advancement of vulnerable people, espe

Year of creation: 1983

Safeguarding measures:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Main areas of work related to the Convention:

Relevant projects and initiatives

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The Saturday and Sunday Care project – running of culture-based activities
for children
The Performing Arts Workshop – preparing participants, children in particular, to create and stage performances
The School for Teaching the Ravann (Lekol Ravann): Teaching how to play the traditional hand drum and other traditional instruments used in the sega tipik which is on the representative list of UNESCO. Girls and women are encouraged to learn practice the instruments so as to achieve cultural gender equity.
Research, Documentation and Publication: collecting, revitalizing, and disseminating materials for teaching and dissemination of elements of ICH, particularly in the field of oral tradition and music.