United Nations Economic and Social Council grants Special Consultative Status to YUVA

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Coordination and management meeting of 6 June 2019 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to grant special consultative status to YUVA.

This consultative status enables YUVA to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies in a number of ways.

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YUVA met Elles C Nous to discuss areas of collaboration to help underprivileged children

Elles C Nous Association sought a meeting with YUVA in order to discuss potential areas where both organisations can work together. The meeting was held today at the office of the Elles C Nous Association. Elles C Nous Association was founded by Milene Abdoolkader, who is also the President of the association.

The target group of Elles C Nous Association is 85 children from 5 to 17 years old and 50 parents.  Elles C Nous Association is a community development association mainly active with children and their families in the region of Beau Bassin, Rose Hill and in the district of Plaines Wilhems in general.

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YUVA participates in Climate Change Conference 2019 at African Leadership University (ALU)

The African Leadership University (ALU), in partnership with Ideas For Us (Mauritius), organised a climate change conference and symbolic tree planting exercise on Saturday, 1 June 2019 in commemoration of the World Environment Day, which is celebrated on 5 June. YUVA was invited to participate in the event.

The aim of this conference was to work on sustainable initiatives in order to counteract climate change and change the future. Ideas For Us joined hands with all its partners present at the conference to engage in a good cause. The organisation has also accepted the UN Plastic Challenge programme to beat plastic wastes in Mauritius.

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YUVA wins ‘SADC Gender Protocol at Work 2019’ Award in the Youth Category

YUVA won the first prize for the Voice and Choice – SADC Gender Protocol @ Work Summit 2019 in the Youth category in recognition of its outstanding efforts in championing the Post-2015 SADC Gender Protocol and Sustainable Development Goals, and will be representing Mauritius at the regional summit to be held in South Africa in November 2019. 

YUVA was invited by Gender Links to participate in the Voice and Choice – SADC Gender Protocol @ Work Summit 2019, held on Friday, 31 May 2019 at the Gold Crest Hotel, in Quatre Bornes, to showcase its work and activities for the year 2018 – 2019 targeting the YOUTH.  

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YUVA and Smile Foundation explore collaboration on Setting-up of Social Entreprises

In an effort to connect and work with organisations operating in similar sectors, YUVA representatives met Mr Rajeev Sharma, the General Manager, Mr Mishra, the Co-Founder and Mr Dham, the Chief Operating Officer of Smile Foundation on Monday, 6 May 2019.

Smile Foundation is an NGO in India directly benefitting over 750,000 children and their families every year, through more than 350 live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in over 1000 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.

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YUVA initiates dialogue on partnership with HelpAge India

In an effort to initiate and further collaborative partnerships in India, a meeting took place between YUVA representatives and Mr Mathew Cherian, the CEO, as well as Ms Paromita Thomas, Country Head (HR) of HelpAge India on Monday, 6 May 2019.

HelpAge India is a leading charity in India working for the cause and care of disadvantaged older persons to improve their quality of life for nearly four decades. It aims to serve elder needs in a holistic manner, enabling them to live active, dignified and healthier lives.

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