Zaahirah’s Analysis: Event at Saint Jean de Dieu Hospice

The simplest way to serve someone is to show them love, giving your time and offering encouragement to people who are in need. This is the most valuable gift we could have given to our senior citizens. On 18 November 2018, YUVA academy hosted a lunch for the 100 elders at the Saint Jean de Dieu Hospice at Pamplemousses. Together with our family members, staff and YUVA volunteers, we honoured our elders as the wise Read more

Tanweer’s Analysis: Event at Saint Jean de Dieu Hospice

18 November 2018 marks the day when lunch was served to around 100 senior citizens, residing at the Saint Jean de Dieu Hospice. The visit epitomises the values of YUVA where volunteers and students of the YUVA Academy were brought together to engage in social work and community service. The lunch mobilised individuals from different communities and age groups, embodying unique values and visions, to serve the same purpose: to give back to society. Read more

YUVA Academy, Greenwich University Pakistan Mauritius Branch Campus sign MoU to promote academic and cultural exchanges

YUVA Academy and Greenwich University Pakistan Mauritius Branch Campus have signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday, 23 November 2018, which aims at establishing and developing a close partnership to promote academic and cultural exchanges between the two institutions through mutual assistance in areas of students and faculty exchange, teaching, research, joint academic programs, and other fields of common interest. The Greenwich University Pakistan Mauritius Branch Campus will provide venue and facilities for YUVA events, 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

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