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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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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YUVA, in close collaboration with the SIDUS Learning & Development Institution and the Centre for Counselling & Mindfulness, has successfully completed the first cohort of Positive Parenting Programme with 20 parents at the Goodlands Village Hall on Saturday, 10 August 2019.
This 12-hour short course aimed to equip parents with the necessary skills and tactics to be self-sufficient and to be able to cope with family issues more wisely. The final outcome of this course was quite satisfying. The parents have shown great improvements in their behaviours and perceptions.
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My name is Lurvish Polodoo. I am 16 years old and I am originally from the South of Mauritius.
As a high school student at the Royal College of Port Louis, I was raised in a family that attached great importance to studies. To this end, I grew up with the idea that only higher education could guarantee my success. I have never asked myself what I would like to do in my life or what I would like to become in the future. I used to go to class without any specific goal.
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My name is Taran Dhani “Varun”. I am 14 years old and I come from Petit Raffray in Mauritius.
I am deeply passionate about electronics and mechanics. I like building little gadgets and repairing devices. It is an interest that I have developed since childhood. Whenever it came to playing with my games, I used to disassemble them and assemble them and that is how my hobby became a professional interest. At the moment, I pursue vocational training in the field of electronics at the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD). After my studies, I would like to become an engineer. Later on, I want to create a start-up to design high-tech gadgets.
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