YUVA Celebrated National Day 2019 with Secondary School Students

The National Day 2019 Student Speech was organised by YUVA on Friday, 8 March 2019 at the Council Chamber of the Municipality of Port Louis, on the occasion of the 51st Independence Day and 27th Republic Day of Mauritius.

The event started with a rendition of the National Anthem, evoking patriotic sentiments within each attendee. Attendees consisted of members of the Ministries, Presidents and Directors of organisations, Rectors, educators and secondary school and university students. Following the welcome address, the event proceeded with a brief account of the National day.

The aim of the event was to provide the younger generation of Mauritius with a platform to make their voices heard, since they also form part of the stakeholders in the development of the country.

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Invitation: Fun Day with Angels of La Foyer Mon Seigneur Leen

‘La Foyer Mon Seigneur Leen’, YUVA staffs and cohort 1 of YUVA Academy are joining together on Sunday 17th of February 2019 for the celebration of the 51st Independence Day of Mauritius. This event shall be beneficial to more than twenty needy children.

For the celebration of the 51st Independence Day of Mauritius, extracurricular activities are being organized for more than twenty vulnerable and needy children residing in a shelter called ‘La Foyer Mon Seigneur Leen’ situated in the vicinity of Rose Hill. Volunteers from the staff of YUVA and students of cohort 1 of YUVA Academy Leadership for Social Change programme will participate in the event. Beneficiaries from the shelter are set to receive gifts of healthy food and drinks. Many other activities such as drawing competition, Quiz and so forth are being organised.

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Do you want to volunteer for Maha Shivaratri 2019? Register today!

It is with great pleasure that YUVA wishes to announce that, in collaboration with other organisations, we will be conducting free food distribution on a full-time basis from the 1st to the 4th of March 2019 at Grand Bassin on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.

Last year YUVA served 250000+ puris, 100000+ juice cups & 25000+ biryani plates for Maha Shivaratri. We’ll live this spirit again!

For any further query, please contact our Programme Coordinator, Roopshika at 2181732.

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Movers, Shakers & Transformers Dialogue 2019 at Global Peace House

We are living in one of the most exciting and challenging times in the history of the world. Social, economic, political and ecological systems appear to be breaking down and there is much uncertainty about the future. If we want to live in a more peaceful, happy, healthy and prosperous world, there needs to be a radical shift in our consciousness.

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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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