Le Meridien Il Maurice is in a dream vacation location of Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius. Caritas Relais Esperance, an NGO looking to promote the welfare of human beings through development, shelter and emergency responses, recognized the tourist town’s on-going need for skilled pastry chefs, and opened Canne en Fleur Pastry Training Center in October 2015. The Center hoped to combat unemployment among women and unemployed young adults by offering training and a placement program. Already seeing great success, Canne en Fleur needed an extension, and Le Meridien Il Maurice funded the construction contract. It was complete in 5 months, and Mr. de Tonnac, the GM of Le Meridien Il Maurice, ceremoniously opened the extension of the Training Center with high hopes for many students to come.