Today, the YUVA Academy launched the first session of its sixth cohort for The Entrepreneurial Mindset (TEM) and Leadership for Social Change (LSC) programmes with 42 aspiring entrepreneurs and leaders.
Mr Kris Padayachy, the trainer for the entrepreneurship programme, started this first session with a brief introduction of himself and then of the missions and visions of YUVA and the YUVA Academy. He then gave the opportunity to each participant to introduce themselves and express their reasons behind attending the entrepreneurship programme. This allowed the participants to get to know and be at ease to communicate and interact with each other.
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On Thursday, 4 September 2019, the YUVA Academy was once again able to
conduct its Moral and Civic Education (MCE) programme with 47 students of the
MEDCO Alex Bhujoharry Girls College.
After the classroom had finally filled up and the 47 students had taken their seats, the trainer, Mr Kris Padayachy, broke the ice by explaining that he himself used to attend this school many years ago. This relaxed the atmosphere and from then on, the students listened attentively.
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YUVA is thrilled to announce that YUVA Academy has been admitted to the Civic Education Network for Eastern and Southern Africa (CENESA) by the Interim Steering Committee seating on the 31st of July 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Resolution to set up CENESA was adopted at the Eastern African Civic Education Forum in Entebbe, Uganda. In the course of the Forum, it became evident that consistent connectivity between Eastern and Southern Africa was lacking. There was thus a need for a platform that enables civic education and youth empowerment organisations across the sub-continent connect, collaborate and cooperate with each other.
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The Ashinaga Africa Initiative is a fully funded academic leadership programme 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.
Our vision is that after graduating from university abroad, our scholars will return to Mauritius to become leaders and empower others.
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Very committed to its mission of making Mauritian youth the leaders and innovators of tomorrow, YUVA will participate, for the second time, in the FIRST Global Challenge 2019, the Robotics Olympic Games, which will be held in Dubai in October.
After interviewing 300+ Mauritian secondary school students, five candidates were selected to form part of the Mauritius Robotics Team called the FIRST Global Mauritius.
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The YUVA Academy has successfully launched its Moral and Civic Education programme at the Jean Marie Frank Richard State Secondary School, La Tour Koenig on Tuesday, 13 August 2019. During this first session, Mr Kris Padayachy, the trainer, and the YUVA team welcomed 38 determined and dynamic students.
The session opened with an introduction of the students before getting to the first topic of the day, which was ‘Respect’. Mr Padayachy talked about the respect of the self and the respect of others. During this part of the session, the students were a little shy to participate, so Mr Padayachy had a little chat with them to make them feel at ease. They were asked about where they live and at what time they reach school in the morning. After that, the students felt more comfortable to speak out during the rest of the session.
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