YUVA’s Moral and Civic Education programme has successfully been implemented at the Islamic Cultural College (Boys) on 17 June 2019. YUVA team is working with a batch of 38 enthusiastic students. The first training session has discussed the topics of morality and civilisation.
The focus of this training was “ethnic”, which is important for teenagers to become respectable citizens of the country. This training described five specific ethical qualities, namely; perseverance, responsibility, commitment, integrity and caring for others.
The first section began with the introduction of values, as the daily life of an individual is influenced by an individual’s own values. In other words, values guide individuals through their lives. There are two types of values: Innate values and Acquired values (also known as external values). The concepts of these two values were precisely introduced to students.
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Today, on Tuesday the 11th of June, a dedicated team at YUVA conducted training on moral and civic education with 40 students of Grade 10 at Pailles State Secondary School (Girls).
The “Moral and Civic Education” training programme is an initiative by the YUVA Academy designed to inculcate in fellow young Mauritians values and virtues of a civic and proactive life. It is of utmost importance to instil in the youth life skills that will greatly contribute to all aspects of their holistic development. Civic education is invaluable in the Mauritian society as only by understanding their roles and responsibilities are citizens empowered to protect democracy.
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The YUVA Academy, in close collaboration with the Sidus Learning & Development Institution and the Centre for Counselling & Mindfulness, has come up with a new empowerment programme – the Certificate in Positive Parenting Programme. This 12-hour short course reiterates the fundamentals of a strong and secure family support system that aims to equip parents with the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient and to be able to manage family issues.
The Certificate in Positive Parenting Programme covers a broad range of topics, including what parenting skills are, the dynamics of discipline, teaching values to our children, small and daily habits that will make the difference and more. It is ideal for all parents, but can also be a very useful tool for caretakers, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who spends a lot of time helping to shape the minds of the next generation. The programme provides an overview of all the parenting skills that are necessary to raise a healthy and well-adjusted adult. It will also help participants to learn where and why some challenges may arise and how to best go about overcoming them.
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On Saturday, May 25 2019, the School of Leadership and Development of YUVA Academy conducted a leadership training with candidates of Mr, Miss and Mrs India Worldwide Mauritius 2019 in Cybertower, Ebene. The training lasted for about 6 hours.
Leadership does not depend on one’s position but on one’s skills. Apart from being a leader of a team, individuals should also be able to lead themselves. The aim of the workshop was to improve the participants’ leadership skills and help them to present their best selves at the final of the pageant.
The workshop started with an ice-breaking session of self-introduction. Participants introduced themselves and the reasons for attending the workshop and answered different questions that revealed much of their personalities. For example, ‘If you can become an animal, which animal do you want to be and why?’ When a participant was asked which movie she wanted to experience, she was hesitant and did not know how to answer. However, with others’ encouragement, she finally gave her own answer. Ice-breaking is such an activity that encourages individuals to talk openly and creates a friendly environment. The self-introduction session ended in a cheerful atmosphere.
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On Monday, 13 May 2019, YUVA conducted a half-day workshop at the Hotel Surya International on its Leadership for Social Change programme with young Indian activists forming part of an NGO called Hara Bhara India, which is based in New Delhi.
Founded by 18-year old Sumit Goyal, Hara Bhara India dreams of removing garbage and converting them into compost or recycling them in order to create a clean India. They are a group of engaged youth fighting for a pollution-free environment through different activities. They meet every Sunday at Rajiv Chowk in New Delhi to clean up the Central Park and the neighbouring areas, where they recycle all the collected garbage. Additionally, they conduct cleanliness campaigns in the streets of Laxmi Nagar to make their environment garbage-free. Moreover, they also organise Saplings Distribution programmes all over Delhi, to create mass awareness about air pollution.
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The third cohort of the Leadership for Social Change (LSC) programme started on 7 April 2019. It is a four-session training conducted over a period of one month and trainers of the YUVA Academy deliver the programme. The purpose of the LSC programme is to inspire young leaders to develop their own understandings of what constitutes good leadership and how to apply this knowledge in real life situations.
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