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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2018-2019 Main Budgetary Measures for Socio-economic Development

This Brief gives an overview of the main measures announced in the Budget 2018-2019 with a special focus on social aspects of the Budget relating to the 4 priority areas of YUVA.

Employability

  • Rs 1 billion to target some 14,000 unemployed and to tackle youth unemployment
  • 3,000 youths to join the National Skills Development Programme (NSDP) for technical training
  • Youth Service Programme introduced under the aegis of the Ministry of Youth and Sports to develop soft skills such as team building, discipline, communication and work ethics
  • 3,000 unemployed to be enrolled in the National Apprenticeship Programme run by MITD
  • Youth Employment Programme (YEP) to cater for post-HSC unemployed

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YUVA: Runner-up of “Best Practice Award – Economic Justice”

On the invitation of Gender Links (Mauritius), YUVA participated in the “SADC Protocol @ Work and Sustainable Development Goal Mini-Summits” at the Regional Training Centre of MACOSS, Moka.

Adopted in 2008, the SADC Gender Protocol is a unique sub-regional instrument for promoting gender equality that brings together regional, continental and global commitments to gender equality in one instrument, with an initial alignment to the Millennium Development Goals that expired in 2015. Continue reading “YUVA: Runner-up of “Best Practice Award – Economic Justice””