1. Kinouété in figures:



social assistance services
delivered inside prisons



prevention sessions delivered inside prisons (HIV, hepatitis C, Tuberculosis, Suicide)



 incarcerated persons benefiting from self-development programmes



counselling sessions delivered in and outside prisons and youth centres



social support and educational activities run within RYC and CYC



incarcerated persons benefiting from pre-release programmes



food packs distributed during the lockdown



« Small business grants »



youngsters trained in organic farming


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2. Our Support

Our interventions are focused on four main aspects:

  • Prevention
  • The rehabilitation of incarcerated persons
  • The reintegration of former incarcerated persons
  • Support to young people in RYC and CYC as well as at risk youth

We welcome formerly incarcerated persons at our drop-in centre every week, from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 4 pm. Equipped with a kitchen, a bathroom and a laundry, our premises are a refuge for those who need to take a moment to wind down.

A range of other services is also available at the drop-in centre:

  • Individual or family therapies/counselling
  • Referral to other support services
  • Psychosocial and psychological support
  • Job advice/coaching and access to potential employers
  • Help with setting up a micro-business
  • Emergency food packs

The rehabilitation programme aims to break the cycle leading to social exclusion. As soon as a person is incarcerated, s/he has access to psychological and social support as well as help in dealing with a variety of procedures.

In offering long-term counselling and guidance, Kinouété aims to lay down the foundations for successful reintegration. Our services range from individual and group therapies to personal development programmes, sustaining relationships with the outside world through family mediation, and prevention programmes. This is conducted in groups and facilitated by a counsellor. The person is also supported individually in therapeutic listening sessions.

The programmes include :

  • Psychological support
  • Prevention programmes
  • Services relating to family, social and administrative issues
  • Self-development programme (+/- 6 months)
  • Support groups and thematic groups
  • Prevention programmes (suicide prevention, HIV, drug abuse, hepatitis C)
  • Psychological support/individual counselling
  • Pre-release programme (+/- 4 months)
  • Family mediation

At the same time, we also work on the field with incarcerated persons’ families (spouses, parents, children) to facilitate intra-family relationships during separation, thereby allowing them to preserve their roles as spouses, children or parents, while in pris

When leaving prison, formerly incarcerated persons are focused on meeting their basic needs. Unfortunately, finding accommodation or a job, obtaining a certificate of character or unfreezing a bank account, all present major obstacles for someone who has been in prison.

The complexity of the procedures after months or years in prison, is an aggravating factor for relapse among former incarcerated persons.

Kinouété’s role is to help them understand the different aspects of their life, identify their needs and heal their wounds; to mend and to forgive themselves and others

Only then can the process of reintegration be envisioned.

  • Follow-up at our drop-in centre (DIC) in Beau-Bassin as well as home visits
  • Facilitating access to social welfare
  • Support in carrying out administrative procedures (ID cards, opening of bank accounts, etc.)
  • Organisation of parents/children visits
  • Counselling and family mediation
  • Delivery of emergency food packs
  • Support groups for former incarcerated persons
  • Referrals to specialised institutions (detox centres, HIV treatment and social housing, etc.)
  • With professional reintegration
  • Unfreezing of bank accounts
  • Organisation of family days
  • Recreational and educational outings

Through our active involvement in CYC and RYC, we work with youngsters placed in correctional and rehabilitation centres.

Kinouété strives to :
  • Act as a mediator with families and organise visits
  • Support teenage mothers
  • Organise training and workshops
  • Offer psychological support
  • Promote thematic training sessions on matters like one’s body, sexuality and self-confidence
  • Facilitate practical training on electrical installations, organic farming and house-painting, for example
  • Provide access to prevention programmes (drug abuse, HIV, sexual abuse, etc.)
  • Organise family days (recreational activities facilitating family bonding)