Team Mauritius bags Robotics Safety Award at FGC 2019, Dubai

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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YUVA conducts Corporate Leadership Programme with Indian Oil Mauritius staff

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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77 Bhujoharry College Students complete YUVA’s Moral & Civic Education programme

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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YUVA conducts Talk on Civic Education and Environmental Conservation at Dunputh Lallah SSS

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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YUVA delivers Leadership Programme at Mumbai’s SNDT Women’s University

YUVA Executive Director, Krishna Athal had the privilege to be invited by the Jankidevi Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JDBIMS), SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai to give a guest lecture on leadership.

People are not born leaders but can be trained and developed into good influential individuals with strong leadership skills. There is a leader in each one of us.

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YUVA awards Certificate in Moral and Civic Education to 47 Bhujoharry College Students

The YUVA Academy completed the Moral and Civic Education Programme successfully with 47 students of the MEDCO Alex Bhujoharry Girls College. The 10-hour programme was facilitated by YUVA Academy Trainer, Mr Kris Padayachy.

YUVA’s aim behind delivering the Moral and Civic Education (MCE) programme to students across Mauritius is to imbibe in them proper values, morals and ethics so as to grow up into responsible, educated and well-developed adults as well as exemplary citizens of the country.

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