On Saturday, May 25 2019, the School of Leadership and Development of YUVA Academy conducted a leadership training with candidates of Mr, Miss and Mrs India Worldwide Mauritius 2019 in Cybertower, Ebene. The training lasted for about 6 hours.
Leadership does not depend on one’s position but on one’s skills. Apart from being a leader of a team, individuals should also be able to lead themselves. The aim of the workshop was to improve the participants’ leadership skills and help them to present their best selves at the final of the pageant.
The workshop started with an ice-breaking session of self-introduction. Participants introduced themselves and the reasons for attending the workshop and answered different questions that revealed much of their personalities. For example, ‘If you can become an animal, which animal do you want to be and why?’ When a participant was asked which movie she wanted to experience, she was hesitant and did not know how to answer. However, with others’ encouragement, she finally gave her own answer. Ice-breaking is such an activity that encourages individuals to talk openly and creates a friendly environment. The self-introduction session ended in a cheerful atmosphere.
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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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In an effort to connect and work with organisations operating in similar sectors, YUVA representatives met Mr Rajeev Sharma, the General Manager, Mr Mishra, the Co-Founder and Mr Dham, the Chief Operating Officer of Smile Foundation on Monday, 6 May 2019.
Smile Foundation is an NGO in India directly benefitting over 750,000 children and their families every year, through more than 350 live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in over 1000 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.
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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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In an effort to initiate and further collaborative partnerships in India, a meeting took place between YUVA representatives and Mr Mathew Cherian, the CEO, as well as Ms Paromita Thomas, Country Head (HR) of HelpAge India on Monday, 6 May 2019.
HelpAge India is a leading charity in India working for the cause and care of disadvantaged older persons to improve their quality of life for nearly four decades. It aims to serve elder needs in a holistic manner, enabling them to live active, dignified and healthier lives.
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On this Sunday 5th of May 2019, Krishna Athal, YUVA’s Executive Director, and YUVA representatives met Mr Animesh Tiwari, Editor at iNTELLYJELLY, to discuss potential areas of collaboration.
iNTELLYJELLY produces power-packed monthly magazines for kids aged 4 to 12 years. iNTELLYJELLY believes that emphasis on Holistic Empowering Education is a need for every child in today’s world and is not intended to only complement school-based learning process but also endeavours to enhance Human Development Index/HDI.
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