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”
On 10 December 2017, YUVA proceeded with the distribution of clothes to around 68 families at Longere Toler/Blanc, Baie du Tombeau. Although we are in 2017, I came to realise that there are still people who are living in deplorable conditions in our paradise island.
Along with Mrs Veronique who works for YUVA Baie du Tombeau, we, YUVANs, went door-to-door to meet these families and distribute clothes to them. Each and every home in Longere Tole is extremely small and crowded. As I was distributing the clothes around, I had the opportunity to peek into the houses and saw some tiny rooms with up to six people living inside. Continue reading “Chelvin Ramsamy: My Experience of Clothes Distribution at Longère Tole”
“In order to achieve improved outcomes for families at risk, a paradigm shift is required so that unequal outcomes for families and children are seen as social injustices, rather than as products of individual dysfunction or deficit” – Philip Slee
YUVA, an NGO headed by Mr. Krishna Athal, organised a social event at Longère Tole, Baie Du Tombeau, being one of the disadvantaged regions in Mauritius, on the 10th December 2017. The activity consisted mainly to distribute collected clothes to families in need, and to have an overview of the state and way of living of the individuals over there. We had to move house per house to visit the families. Continue reading “Manai Gatil: Clothes Distribution to 68 Vulnerable Families of Longère Tole”