Movers, Shakers & Transformers Dialogue 2019 at Global Peace House

We are living in one of the most exciting and challenging times in the history of the world. Social, economic, political and ecological systems appear to be breaking down and there is much uncertainty about the future. If we want to live in a more peaceful, happy, healthy and prosperous world, there needs to be a radical shift in our consciousness.

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YUVA Academy: Cohort 1 (2019) of Certificate in Leadership for Social Change

This year’s leadership program, delivered by the YUVA Academy, has started this month.

Using interactive activities including reflexive journals, aspiring young leaders develop their own understandings of what constitutes good leadership and how to apply this knowledge in real life situations.

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YUVA collected foodstuffs worth Rs 61,700 for beneficiaries at Winner’s Goodlands

YUVA in close collaboration with Winner’s Goodlands conducted a fundraising campaign on Saturday, 15 December 2018 for the victims of the flood at Cottage as well as for the 600+ beneficiaries, which YUVA works with.

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YUVA lobbies to change appellation of ‘NGO’ to ‘CSO’

YUVA believes that the appellation of NGOs should change from “Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)” to “Civil Society Organisation (CSO)”.

In the past decade, there has been a radical, worldwide change in the way Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) present themselves in the civil society, before the funding agencies and in various nationals and international fora. One significant change is that NGOs now call themselves CSOs, that is Civil Society Organisations. This change is replete with meaning, connotations and implications. And all these meanings and implications have proved crucial for the way CSOs have evolved over the past decade or so. (Mohanty, ‎2002) Continue reading “YUVA lobbies to change appellation of ‘NGO’ to ‘CSO’”

Official Launching of Edycs ARADI Advocacy Group

In the context of the World Mental Health Day Celebration and the Promotion of the African Charter to the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities, held on the 10th of October, the Edycs Epilepsy Group organised the official launching of the Edycs ARADI Advocacy Group. YUVA, along with many other member organisations, were presented with membership awards, in the presence Mr Daniel Eric Clive Laurent, Lord Mayor of Port Louis; Mr Paramasiva Chengan, president of MACOSS; Mr Youssouf Noormamode, president of Edycs Epilepsy Group; and other NGOs at the Municipality of Port Louis. Continue reading “Official Launching of Edycs ARADI Advocacy Group”

2018-2019 Main Budgetary Measures for Socio-economic Development

This Brief gives an overview of the main measures announced in the Budget 2018-2019 with a special focus on social aspects of the Budget relating to the 4 priority areas of YUVA.

Employability

  • Rs 1 billion to target some 14,000 unemployed and to tackle youth unemployment
  • 3,000 youths to join the National Skills Development Programme (NSDP) for technical training
  • Youth Service Programme introduced under the aegis of the Ministry of Youth and Sports to develop soft skills such as team building, discipline, communication and work ethics
  • 3,000 unemployed to be enrolled in the National Apprenticeship Programme run by MITD
  • Youth Employment Programme (YEP) to cater for post-HSC unemployed

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