YUVA forms collaborative relations with Yuva Unstoppable (India)

Yuva Unstoppable found out about the initiatives of YUVA in Mauritius and Africa and they were eager to meet the members to learn more about the namesake NGO and its projects. On Wednesday, 15 May 2019, members of YUVA met Mr Rishkumar, the Head Strategy & Communication of Yuva Unstoppable, and other members, at one of their schools located in New Delhi, India.

Yuva Unstoppable is India’s premier NGO, which has transformed 950 extremely poor government inner-city schools (better toilets, improved drinking water, scholarships, digital literacy, life skills training, etc.). Beginning in 2005, with a small group of enthusiastic individuals who strongly and deeply believed in the power of youth, Yuva Unstoppable has today become a nationwide thought, mobilising over 150,000 volunteers to benefit over 500,000 underprivileged children across 14 states of India.

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YUVA and IIT Delhi begin dialogue to explore potential areas of collaboration

In the afternoon of Monday, 6 May 2019, YUVA representatives were invited to meet Professor Sanjeev Sanghi, the Dean of Alumni Affairs and International programmes at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi to explore different grounds for collaboration.

YUVA gave an overview of its initiatives in Mauritius and Africa, which was followed by a brief presentation from Dr Sanghi on IIT Delhi.

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15 MITD Students Graduate in YUVA’s Student Leadership Programme

The last session of the Student Leadership Programme (SLP) was held on Monday 8 April 2019 at the Shaan-e-Rasool Mosque in Plaine Verte with students of the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD).

Throughout the programme, the students were able to learn about the concept of leadership, a topic that they were previously unfamiliar with, and to reflect on how they can cultivate leadership traits and apply these to their individual lives. The programme consisted of interactive sessions and fun activities, such as role plays, making shapes and figures out of modelling clay, speeches and dialogues to capture the attention of the students and increase their interest in the topic.

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YUVA begins Leadership Programme with 15 MITD Students at Paul Tourreau Community Centre

On Monday, 18 March 2019, 15 students from the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD) were introduced to the Student Leadership Programme (SLP) delivered by trainers of the YUVA Academy.

This first session took place at the Paul Tourreau Community Centre. The students were aged between 16 and 17 and were mainly from the fields of housekeeping and electric work. Although they lacked the know-how on the topic, they were zealous to learn and utilise the knowledge and skills to be gained from the programme in their professional careers as well as personal lives.

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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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YUVA launches Moral and Civic Education at Sir Abdool Razack Mohamed SSS

The second cohort of YUVA’s ‘Moral and Civic Education’ programme has successfully been launched at the Sir Abdool Razack Mohamed Secondary School on Wednesday. Our team is working with a batch of around 20 ambitious students of Grade 8.

Our young people should realise that Moral and Civic Education is essential to sustain our constitutional democracy. The habits of the mind, as well as “habits of the heart,” the dispositions that inform the democratic ethos, are not inherited. As Alexis de Tocqueville pointed out, each new generation is a new people that must acquire the knowledge, learn the skills, and develop the dispositions or traits of private and public character that undergird a constitutional democracy. Those dispositions must be fostered and nurtured by word, learning, and by the power of example.

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