Report: Family Protection including Gender-based Violence in Mauritius

Report by Nnenna Ihua, Researcher at YUVA

Family protection is an important aspect in any society because the family is a small unit and families make up the society. Happiness and peace including safety are determinants of a healthy society. In Mauritius, Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare is responsible for family protection including gender-based violence, domestic violence, child abuse, elderly abuse, family conflict and conflict among neighbours. Police Family Protection Unit (PFPU) was set up in 1994 with the aim of providing specific services to vulnerable in Mauritius. PFPU is decentralized on a regional basis with a special policing approach for its operation with some underlying principles such as welcoming phase, active listening, individualism, non-judgmental attitude, freedom of decision and confidentiality.

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Day 1: YUVA Annual Leadership & Entrepreneurship Summit 2018

The first day of YUVA Annual Leadership & Entrepreneurship Summit (YALES) 2018 was held today at Ebène Cybercity. The theme of the day was “Social Work and Community Service in Mauritius”. Continue reading “Day 1: YUVA Annual Leadership & Entrepreneurship Summit 2018”

YUVA volunteers, YUVA Academy students host lunch at senior citizens’ home

YUVA volunteers and YUVA Academy students organised a visit to the senior citizens’ home, Saint Jean de Dieu – Hospice & Chapel, Pamplemousses, on Sunday.

YUVA served lunch to around 100 residents of the home. We served 7 curries and rice, rason, panacon, juice and Aplon and Sagoo for lunch. YUVANs had set up the dining room, served food, fed those senior citizens who could not eat by themselves and cleaned up the place afterwards. We also organised different games, talked to the senior citizens and listened to their stories, each one as interesting as the last. We had put on music and those who felt like it danced and entertained the others. There was also an open mike session, whereby senior citizens, staff members and volunteers took the opportunity to amaze us with great songs.

Our young people were so excited that they presented handmade cards, sweets and other gifts to senior citizens. YUVANs also shared their stories with them. In return, senior citizens showered their blessings and enjoyed a lot in the company of our volunteers and students. Continue reading “YUVA volunteers, YUVA Academy students host lunch at senior citizens’ home”

Want to Spend Half-day with 100 Senior Citizens in a Home?

YUVA is serving lunch to 100 senior citizens residing at the Saint Jean de Dieu – Hospice & Chapel, Pamplemousses.

Venue: Saint John of God / Saint Jean de Dieu – Hospice & Chapel, 50 morcellement L’abri B18, Pamplemousses

Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018

Time: 11 AM to 4 PM

If you want to join the YUVA team of volunteers, which is organising this event at Pamplemousses, contact us at info@yuvamauritius.com or SMS on 5252 5556. Continue reading “Want to Spend Half-day with 100 Senior Citizens in a Home?”

YUVA becomes Affiliate Member Organisation to EDYCS Advocacy Group

YUVA has the pleasure to announce that it has opted to become an affiliate member organisation to the EDYCS Advocacy Group, under the Alliance for Rights Africa Towards Disability Inclusion (ARADI) Mauritius. Continue reading “YUVA becomes Affiliate Member Organisation to EDYCS Advocacy Group”

FIRST Global Challenge 2018 (Robotics): Mauritius Reaches Semi-Final in Mexico

Yesterday, Team Mauritius reached the semi-finals at the FIRST Global Challenge 2018 (Robotics) before being defeated by Teams Romania, Singapore and China.

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