Since the start of the covid-19 pandemic, social workers have encountered several difficulties to keep providing care to people who need them. In Mauritius, the epidemic has exacerbated challenges for those with mental health issues, addictions, poverty, homelessness, and violence, thus increasing the importance of social work in society.
To provide quality services throughout the pandemic, social workers are usually forced to make tough decisions and adapt to new approaches to working. However, to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected social work, it is first essential to understand social work and its importance in Mauritian’s society.
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I am a psychology student who recently started an internship with YUVA and I am thoroughly enjoying it. It’s motivating to be part of an organisation that cares about society and its employees.
Despite the obstacles that have arisen due to the Covid-19 pandemic, YUVA has ensured that the internship experience remains exciting and memorable even after shifting online.
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Mental health conditions are on the rise globally and have been exacerbated due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tackling mental health issues does not only help to improve the mental well-being of people but, it can also improve their physical health. Research has found that poor mental health limits a person’s ability to work successfully, reach their full potential, and contribute to their community. Therefore, tackling mental health issues can help Mauritius increase the overall health of its population and the quality of life of its people. But is Mauritius doing enough to tackle this issue? And if not, what can be done to tackle this issue?
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From 27 June to 18 September, Mauritian youth have worked together in the FIRST Global Challenge, innovating solutions to strengthen their communities through STEM.
From social projects to miniature satellites to robot design, the non-profit FIRST Global is launching its latest season for teenagers from around the world, this year to develop solutions to problems the COVID-19 pandemic presented. FIRST Global, which ignites a passion for STEM in youth worldwide to inspire the next generation of problem solvers and innovators, announced the start of the 2021 FIRST Global Challenge — the fifth iteration of its global Olympics-style robotics event.
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