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Call for Applications: IP and Access to Medicines Course 2018

Having Pro-Health Intellectual Property laws ensures access to essential medicines. Take ACTION and apply for the ARASA/SAPAM IP and Access to Medicines online course to find out more on how Intellectual Property laws affect access to affordable and safe medicines in Africa. Sign up for the online course here. PURPOSE OF COURSE This short online course aims to equip participants with; a) An understanding and appreciation of the intricate linkages between access to essential HIV, TB Read more

Le Bocage International School donates school materials to YUVA

Thank you to the students of Le Bocage International School for having donated school materials and supplies as part of their CAS Project to YUVA for beneficiaries – children and young people living under the poverty threshold. The students who were involved in the collection of the school materials are Claire Summer Williams, Zaki Oosman, Kami Sadien, Sarah Lai, Ritvik Ramdenee and Raynaah Biswas. Delivered list: 235 Pencils 241 Erasers 50 Copy Books 86 Sharpeners (84 Small, 2 Read more

Fully Funded Undergraduate Scholarship for Mauritians Having Lost One or Both Parents

YUVA Academy’s international partner Ashinaga has an opportunity, which could be of interest to some of our Mauritian youth, the details of which are below: The Ashinaga Africa Initiative is a fully funded academic leadership program that aims to provide high potential orphaned students from across Sub Saharan Africa with access to higher education in Japan, the U.S.A. and Europe. Ashinaga’s vision is that after graduating from university abroad, its scholars will return to Sub Read more

Family Protection In Mauritius, Including Gender-based Violence

Family protection is an important aspect of any society because the family is a small unit and families make up the society. Happiness and peace including safety are determinants of a healthy society. In Mauritius, the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare is responsible for family protection including gender-based violence, domestic violence, child abuse, elderly abuse, family conflict and conflict among neighbours. Police Family Protection Unit (PFPU) was set up in Read more

Press Communiqué: Retraction request to L’express

17 September 2018 To, Mr Nad Sivaramen Director of Publications La Sentinelle Dear Mr Sivaramen, I write to you concerning the article published in L’express on 13 September 2018, entitled “Certificat non délivré: Krishna Athal fait l’objet d’une Precautionary Measure”. “Il a suivi un cours en leadership auprès de YUVA, dont le directeur est Krishna Athal. Or l’organisme refuse de lui donner son certificat.”Another candidate following the same course had served us with a formal letter of Read more

FIRST Global Challenge 2018 (Robotics): Mauritius Reaches Semi-Final in Mexico

Yesterday, Team Mauritius reached the semi-finals at the FIRST Global Challenge 2018 (Robotics) before being defeated by Teams Romania, Singapore and China. In May 2018, YUVA had launched an invitation for application among Mauritian secondary school students to participate in the FIRST Global Challenge 2018 (Robotics) in Mexico. Among hundreds of applicants, Team Mauritius was formed in June 2018 by 3 students who were selected after an intensive interview process. Team Mauritius consisted of 3 Science students: Anushree Read more

Achieving Gender Equity for Sustainable Development through Environmental Adult Education in Mauritius

Report prepared by Christiana Uzoaru Okorie, YUVA Project Writer Introduction In Africa and some parts of the world, gender stereotypes inherent in the culture of the people, defines women and men in opposite ways, create limitations to both women and men and legitimise unequal power relation. Gender stereotyping refers to the way in which a society expects women and men to behave and the specific roles women and men are expected to play the Read more

Access to HIV and TB Services in Mauritius

Report presented by YUVA at the ToT of ARASA, Johannesburg What is Mauritius’ HIV prevalence? Mauritius HIV prevalence is 0.9%. This report was according to the World Bank collection of development indicators revealed by Trading Economics (2016). Over 70 million people have been infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and approximately 35 million people have died of HIV, from the onset of the epidemic. Also, a global record revealed that about 36.7 million people Read more

YUVA Annual Leadership & Entrepreneurship Summit 2018

Theme: Expanding leadership and entrepreneurship opportunities for Mauritius’ progress. Happening: 1-3 December 2018 Venue: Municipal Council Hall, Port Louis A culmination of leadership, entrepreneurship, social & business innovation, and practicality, the YUVA Annual Leadership & Entrepreneurship Summit (YALES) 2018 is a platform that prepares Mauritius’ leaders of tomorrow, sharpens their leadership and managerial skills and allows them to strengthen their planning, organising and communication skills. If you feel that your brainchild could be the next success story, then Read more