In a world characterised by an unprecedented level of economic development, technological means and financial resources, that millions of persons are living in extreme poverty is a moral outrage. Poverty is not solely an economic issue, but rather a multidimensional phenomenon that encompasses a lack of both income and the basic capabilities to live in dignity.
People living in poverty experience many interrelated and mutually reinforcing deprivations that prevent them from realising their rights and perpetuate their poverty, including:
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Wednesday, 4 December 2019, a workshop was organised at the African Leadership
Campus on Critical Thinking, by the company Open to Possibilities, to empower
10 members of YUVA.
Open to Possibilities is a Canadian based firm that works with Businesses, Organisations and Business Leaders to help them identify their problems and facilitate proactive filled change so that they can focus on the growth of the organisation. They provide many services, such as facilitation, workshops, coaching and speaking. Ms Margo Purcell of Open to Possibilities was the facilitator for the workshop and she focused mainly on the framework that the members could equip themselves with to incorporate critical thinking in any task, project or venture they plan to engage in.
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Team Mauritius participated at the FIRST Global Challenge (Robotics) 2019 in Dubai between 24 to 27 October. Mauritius was represented by 5 young people – Anushree Luchooa from the Droopnath Ramphul State College, Tanversingh Juwheer from the Goodlands State Secondary School (Boys), Taran Dhani Varun from the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD), Devesh Takoor from the Sir Leckraz Teelock State Secondary School and Lurvish Polodoo from the Royal College Port Louis.
An initiative of YUVA, FIRST Global Mauritius aims at promoting STEM education in Mauritius by selecting and mentoring kids to form a solid Team Mauritius for the yearly international FIRST Global Challenge – “The Olympics of Robotics”.
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On Wednesday, 9 October 2019 the YUVA Academy conducted a 4-hour session on Corporate Leadership with 19 staff members of the Indian Oil Mauritius Limited (IOML).
IOML was incorporated in Mauritius in 2001 and began physical operation in 2004. IOML has, over the years, positioned itself as the leading supplier of Jet Fuel in Mauritius. Within a short span of time, it has become the most preferred aviation fuel supplier in Mauritius, servicing at present nearly two-third of the total aviation fuel supplies in Mauritius. The company caters to the supply of fuel for all major International and Domestic Airlines in Mauritius.
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YUVA Academy expands its wings. On
Thursday, 26 September 2019, YUVA completed another round of its Moral and
Civic Education (MCE) Programme. Through the training, the young students were
able to engage in stimulating conversations about philosophical, creative,
analytical and critical thinking.
In the first session, the Grade 10 and 12 students of the Bhujoharry College La Tour Koenig took their seats in the classroom, both full of expectation yet somewhat reserved. After introducing himself the trainer, Mr Padayachy started the session by explaining YUVA’s mission as an organisation and detailing the acronym: Youth United in Voluntary Action (YUVA). He went on to explain what the MCE programme is about. He then asked the students whether, and to what extent, they had already encountered these teaching contents. Many responded shyly to this question; most students are not often confronted with the themes of morality, critical or independent thinking, or even individuality.
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On Tuesday, 24 September 2019, YUVA Academy had a stimulating and intensive session with 118 students of Dunputh Lallah SSS, in Curepipe. The Moral and Civic Education course was delivered, with a focus on Environmental Conservation. The trainer, Mr. Kris Padayachy, was thrilled by the numerous motivated participants.
Mr. Padayachy started the session by asking the Grade 7 students what volunteering means to them. He urged them to realise that at the root of the word is “volonte,” the French word for volition. Mr. Padayachy instilled confidence in the students, telling them that the only way to make positive changes in society is by being engaged and taking action.
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