MCB Forward Foundation in Rodrigues
MCB is present in Rodrigues since 1990 and has always considered that Rodrigues has its place in the development of our Region. The presence of MCBFF in Rodrigues, allows for a better understanding of the needs of Rodriguans and which, in turn, enables sustainable partnerships.
MCB Football Academy
On Saturday 27th June 2015, MCB Forward Foundation officially launched its second MCB Football Academy (MCBFA) in Rodrigues. Located at Petite Butte, the academy is the sixth one of its kind. Since 2008, five other academies are functioning in Saint Hilaire, Camp Levieux, Pailles, Poste de Flacq and Patate Theophile. Hundred children (boys and girls) from Petite Butte and surrounding areas train every Saturday on the football ground.
Through the MCB Forward Foundation, the MCB Group has developed numerous projects with Non-Government Organisations in Rodrigues. The MCB Forward Foundation works for the deepening of social ties between the MCB Group and the public. Our presence in Rodrigues is clear evidence of the special place they hold in the heart of MCB Group.
Since 2000, a scholarship has been granted to Rodriguan students enrolled at the University of Mauritius. The MCB Rodrigues Scholarship Scheme subsidises the full-time course and the living-cost of a student for the duration of three years subject to eligibility criteria.
The beneficiary must be Rodriguan who has achieved their school years in Rodrigues. Enrolled at The University of Mauritius, the chosen field of study must be full-time and in line with the economic development of Rodrigues. The beneficiary must not be a recipient of any other scholarship. The financial situation of the family is taken into consideration when allocating the scholarship.
The application form must be submitted to the MCB Forward Foundation Rodrigues coordinator with a certified photocopy of the following documents :
- - Birth certificate
- - SC & High School Certificate results
- - School leaving Certificate
- - UOM's letter of offer.