Invitation: Fun Day with Angels of La Foyer Mon Seigneur Leen

‘La Foyer Mon Seigneur Leen’, YUVA staffs and cohort 1 of YUVA Academy are joining together on Sunday 17th of February 2019 for the celebration of the 51st Independence Day of Mauritius. This event shall be beneficial to more than twenty needy children.

For the celebration of the 51st Independence Day of Mauritius, extracurricular activities are being organized for more than twenty vulnerable and needy children residing in a shelter called ‘La Foyer Mon Seigneur Leen’ situated in the vicinity of Rose Hill. Volunteers from the staff of YUVA and students of cohort 1 of YUVA Academy Leadership for Social Change programme will participate in the event. Beneficiaries from the shelter are set to receive gifts of healthy food and drinks. Many other activities such as drawing competition, Quiz and so forth are being organised.

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First Cohort of Students Graduate from Patten College: YUVA’s Leadership & Civic Programmes

Today, we have successfully completed our four weeks of training programmes on Students Leadership and on Moral and Civic Education.

The training took place at Patten College Girls for students of Grade 9 and 10. At the end of the training, Certificates of Participation and Medals were awarded to them.

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YUVA Implemented Team Building and Citizenship Programmes in Zone 2 Secondary Schools

Team building is a collective term for various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks. It is one of the most widely used group-development activities and it can be applied in various places to improve efficiency, for instance, in school classes. Its aim is to build effective working relationships, finding solutions to team problems and aligning around goals.

Today, 4 February 2019, in the third week of the Student Leadership Programme, a session based on team building was conducted at Patten College (Girls) which is a private secondary college situated at Rose Hill. The idea and motive behind this session were to inculcate the students of Grade 10 of the importance of team building. While being part of a team can be beneficial based on the quotation “United we stand, divided we fall”, building the proper environment and sustaining team spirit are primordial to leaders.

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YUVA launched ‘Moral & Civic Education’ at Patten College for Grade 9

The “Moral and Civic Education” programme for secondary schools was successfully launched by YUVA on Monday, 14 January 2019. The development training took place at Patten College (Girls) and our first batch has commenced with around 35 ambitious students of Grade 9.

The moral and civic education is an important component which targets at fostering teenagers’ positive values and attitudes through the learning and teaching of several key learning subjects. The programme also aims at developing students’ ability to identify the values entrenched and help them make a reasonable judgement on different issues that they may face at a certain point in life.

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YUVA’s ‘Students Leadership Programme’ launched at Patten College for Grade 10

The ‘Students Leadership Programme’ for secondary schools was successfully launched by YUVA on Monday, 14 January 2019. The development training took place at Patten College Girls and our first batch commenced with around 30 ambitious students of Grade 10.

We, at YUVA, believe that every individual has leadership potentials and that their particular gifts, talents, and skills can be enhanced through education, training, and development. Leadership is a process, not a position. Therefore, YUVA has introduced this program with a broad goal to facilitate a culture of engaged and ethical leadership among youngsters.

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YUVA District Plaines Wilhems Appoints Its President

After 3 months of wait, the YUVA District Plaines Wilhems has finally got its president, under whose leadership all the local YUVAs found in the towns would operate.

The appointed president of YUVA District Plaines Wilhems is none other than Krishna Athal, the actual national president of YUVA. Krishna Athal has opted the district of Plaines Wilhems as his operation area, and this decision has been warmly welcomed by YUVANs of the region.

“I accept this challenging position with humility, and with a dream for the district. Being the national president of YUVA, i have been, till now, been involved in managerial undertakings. I’ve felt the need of operating at grassroots level since the beginning, and the new position of YUVA Disctrict President of Plaines Wilhems quenches my quest to come closer to people,” Krishna Athal said.

Plaines Wilhems is the most populated district; the population estimate was at 387,372 as of 31 December 2012. The district is mainly urban; it consists of four towns, the village of Midlands and part of two other villages. The Plaines Wilhems district does not have a District Council; it has four Municipal Town Councils. YUVA is already found in those four towns – Beau-Bassin, Rose-Hill, Curepipe, Quatre Bornes and Vacoas-Phoenix. The villages are Midlands, Cascavelle (East – West in Rivière Noire district) and Moka (West- East in Moka district).

The district was named after Wilhem Leicknig. Of Prussian origin, he settled on the island of Mauritius, then known as Isle de France, in 1721.

Did you know? [YUVA Operational Structure]

YUVA has a National Board where appointed members act as policy makers of the organisation. The National Board is constituted by a Chairman & National President, General Secretary, Head of Research & Development, Head of Social Media, 12 Advisors and 9 District Presidents. The Board plays a key role in coordinating activities: bringing potential partners together, facilitating the overall flow of information, helping identify where there are opportunities to collaborate, and supporting that collaboration.

Under the National Board comes the District Boards, where YUVA has appointed a President for every district of Mauritius. The District Presidents work towards creating local YUVAs in every ward/village/town found in their territories.

At the end, the local YUVA Presidents become District Board members, chaired by their respective District Presidents.