been taught to always focus on the youth, and the future they hold so dearly in
their hands. That they are the ones who will correct the injustices, which
previous generations have set in motion over decades.
But let’s face it, Mauritius is getting old at a faster rate than ever before with no signs of slowing down any time soon. We’ve been watching for some time now how the older generation is increasing while the young generation is not, or at least at a much slower pace. It’s reported that between 1972 and 2015, the percentage of people over the age of 60 has increased from 5.9% to 14.8% (Le Mauricien, 2017).
Continue reading “Youth Is Not The Future of the Country; Old People Are”
Although families all over the world have transformed greatly over the past decades in terms of their structure and as a result of global trends and demographic changes, the United Nations still recognizes the family as the basic unit of society. The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them. It has inspired a series of awareness-raising events, including national family days. In many countries, this day is an opportunity to highlight different areas of interest and importance to families. Continue reading “15 May: International Day of Families”
Today we are leaving in an era where the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. According to the world statistics report, over three billions people live less than $2.50 a day and at least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day. Moreover, more than 80% of the world population lives in countries where income differentials are widening. Continue reading “Divesh Gokool: Poverty at Large in Mauritius”
3 years ago, I won the first prize in a national competition on ‘how human rights affect my everyday life’. Proud of the facilities that I enjoyed as a citizen of this world, I found that Human Rights is the basic of all rights as a human take birth on earth, all Human Rights are attached to him or her at that particular moment. Rights such as primarily; Right to Live which when infringed falls under the laws of criminals. Continue reading “Poojha Bissoon: Between Hope and Disillusion at Longère Tole”
Being a member at YUVA is the greatest discovery of knowing the capacity of my youth. Mr. Krishna Athal and Mr. Jovani Rose are one of the best mentors and inspirators who make me realise about my capability and skills which I possess in myself. Continue reading “Humaïraa Emmambux–Sowdayer: My Take on Clothes Distribution at Longère Tole”
Basically, it is said that life in a village is not as fast as it in the city. It is most peaceful, calm and quiet. Today, being a volunteer of the social group YUVA, I have got the opportunity to visit a village at Tombeau Bay, in the west part of Mauritius.
Despite being a Mauritian, it is the first time that I have seen the other facet of the society where people are living below the poverty line. This experience shocked me and really touched my heart. It is said that a human has several needs to satisfy and one of the basic human need is clothes. Continue reading “Sachin Bhagirath: My Experience of Clothes Distribution at Longère Tole”