A sporting event for a good cause

On March 2, 2013, Yan de Maroussem, Mauritian athlete, adept at trail and endurance races, was the leader of a tour of the island. Through 5 sports disciplines, kayaking, cycling, running, rollerblading and skiing offshore, he helped to raise public awareness of a cause dear to GML. Over the years, thanks to the partnership with the Joseph Lagesse Foundation, GML On The Move and later, IBL On The Move, have tirelessly aimed to encourage the practice of sport for good health, but especially to focus on the importance of self-giving.


In 2022, the IBL on the Move committee and the Fondation Joseph Lagesse launched a public call for social projects that will help alleviate the negative impact of Covid-19 on families. Centre d’Amitié, a local NGO based in Bambous, has been selected to be the beneficiary of this 10th edition. Founded in 1987, the NGO caters for children aged 3 months to 6 years old and coming from families living in unprivileged areas of Bambous. Centre d’Amitié is a safe learning environment for the children, where they are served breakfast and lunch daily. Today, as a result of Covid-19, Centre d’Amitié is struggling to find sufficient funds to keep the school running. 100 % of the registration fees from the IBL on the Move 2022 will be donated to the NGO to help them provide a balanced meal to 60 children, recruit a full time educator, renovate the nursery and buy adequate school materials and learning games.