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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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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On Thursday, 4 September 2019, the YUVA Academy was once again able to
conduct its Moral and Civic Education (MCE) programme with 47 students of the
MEDCO Alex Bhujoharry Girls College.
After the classroom had finally filled up and the 47 students had taken their seats, the trainer, Mr Kris Padayachy, broke the ice by explaining that he himself used to attend this school many years ago. This relaxed the atmosphere and from then on, the students listened attentively.
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The YUVA Academy has successfully launched its Moral and Civic Education programme at the Jean Marie Frank Richard State Secondary School, La Tour Koenig on Tuesday, 13 August 2019. During this first session, Mr Kris Padayachy, the trainer, and the YUVA team welcomed 38 determined and dynamic students.
The session opened with an introduction of the students before getting to the first topic of the day, which was ‘Respect’. Mr Padayachy talked about the respect of the self and the respect of others. During this part of the session, the students were a little shy to participate, so Mr Padayachy had a little chat with them to make them feel at ease. They were asked about where they live and at what time they reach school in the morning. After that, the students felt more comfortable to speak out during the rest of the session.
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Le programme d’éducation civique et morale de la YUVA Academy a été achevé avec succès le jeudi 25 juillet 2019 à l’association ELLES C NOUS. L’équipe de YUVA a eu la formidable occasion de travailler avec un groupe de 24 étudiants passionnants au cours de deux journées de travail acharné.
La première session a débuté par une introduction des élèves. Chaque élève s’est présenté en nous indiquant leur nom, âge et leur école. Grâce à cette courte introduction, notre équipe a eu la chance de pouvoir établir un premier contact et faire la connaissance d’une vingtaine d’élèves entre 10 et 16 ans.
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