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.
Mobilisation & Advocacy.
YUVA’s exclusive focus is public mobilisation and we aim to complement current initiatives that focus on policy and advocacy through a number of mobilisation efforts. Just as we saw this past year ahead of the general elections, public mobilisation can strengthen the voice of civil society and help bring about absolute change in the country. A natural momentum is formed when people share a common belief. And that’s what leaders need to do: create strong and sustainable mechanisms capable of making people believe in them. YUVA’s structure differs from most NGOs. It is a decentralised approach to social development and implementation. Be it at a local, regional or national level, groups are able to define how they want to work together and which project they want to accomplish.
We believe that achieving a new social contract that reflects a strong narrative of hope and transformation requires a concerted and systematic effort to harness strategies, expertise and resources across a diverse national base and effective cooperation with existing movements, citizens and communities mobilisation around Mauritius. Such a movement will help ensure that the next phase of the development effort leaves no one behind.