The Management

YUVA Academy is fully owned by YUVA. Registered in February 2015, YUVA started as a group of enthusiastic individuals, and today it has mobilised thousands of young people with a simple aim of creating a better future for children and youth of Mauritius. At the heart of YUVA’s duty lies the conviction that the collective destinies of the human race are bound together.

YUVA is registered under Section 8(1) of the Registration of Associations Act.

The birth of YUVA as a non-profit making NGO and Charity institution marks the beginning of a journey of ensuring a brighter future for the children and youth of Mauritius. YUVA embodies the belief of having those people involved [in this journey] who are young in spirit. Even a 70-year old person can be young. Being young in spirit means being dynamic, lively and adaptive to change.

The Academy is governed by the Board of YUVA, while the administration is run by technical staff members.


YUVA is focused on making a long-term impact by helping children and young people living in poverty, or not being able to have access to basics.

We have a bold vision: ensuring Quality Education, Good Health, Empowerment and Employment for young people through our programmes so we can achieve the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty and to ensure a bright future of children and young people of Mauritius. Period.

TWO things: Breaking the cycle of poverty. Ensuring a bright future. PERIOD.


Our values are based on the assumption that leadership for our generation, is not a singular concept, but embodies the challenge of bringing together people from diverse fields and schools of thought. We have the collective challenge of building leadership that can be reflected within our communities as much as in our policies.