10 Fascinating Reasons People Like How YUVA Helped Tackle COVID-19 in Mauritius

YUVA adapted its existing programmes to operate remotely or with physical distancing in the wake of the pandemic. Since we were already intimately connected with our beneficiaries and constituents, we did our best to respond to immediate needs in new ways.

Firstly, YUVA secured a special license called the “Work Access Permit” from the Government of Mauritius to be able to execute the following:

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15 June: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day celebrated in Mauritius

The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) happens each year on June 15th. It was officially recognised by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 66/127, December 2011, following a request by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), who first established the commemoration in June 2006. 

This day represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations. 

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YUVA wins “Mauritius Social Welfare Award 2019” at CEO Global’s Titans: Building Nations

Today, YUVA has just been awarded as the COUNTRY WINNER in the Welfare & Civil Society Organisations sector of CEO Global’s Titans: Building Nations, 2019 Awards at the Hennessy Park Hotel, Ebene.

Also, YUVA Executive Director, Krishna Athal has just been awarded as the REGIONAL WINNER (AFRICA) in the Welfare & Civil Society Organisations sector of CEO Global’s Titans: Building Nations, 2019 Awards.

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Clothes Distribution to 50 Children in Baie Du Tombeau

In line with its anti-poverty mission, YUVA Baie du Tombeau, in collaboration of YUVA District of Pamplemousses, proceeded with the distribution of clothes to 50 children between 4 to 12 years old, who attended a “Talk on Behaviour and Road Safety Issues”, organised by the Mauritius Police Force at the Youth Centre Cite Florida at Baie du Tombeau.

While the United Nations’ (UN) Universal Children’s Day, which was established in 1954, promotes international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide and which also works towards improving children’s welfare, there still are children that are nearly forgotten and who are living in deplorable conditions.

YUVA came forward and went door-to-door to meet these children and their families and distribute clothes. Even YUVAN who participated in this initiative can never forget the smiles of those children while they had the clothes in their hands. A simple gesture made a big impact.

To view photos of the event, click here.