In line with its fourth pillar, ‘To help children & young people develop healthy habits & connect them to services’, YUVA collaborated with students from Curtin University Mauritius to launch a campaign on mental health awareness among university students, on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day.
As part of an assignment for their module ‘Media for Social Change’, students Reasha Subrun, Vedisha Sadien, William Ng Wong and Jean-Yan Norbert, of Curtin University Mauritius, sought out collaboration with YUVA to launch a campaign on mental health, with an emphasis on social media as the medium to spread awareness among university students.
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It was an anticipated day – months of build-up and preparation for this iconic visit that the Pope was making to Mauritius.
Some were genuinely interested to see this man while others were motivated by curiosity more than anything else. But the bottom line was that the Pope’s visit was a day Mauritius will never forget.
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YUVA volunteers and YUVA Academy students organised a visit to the senior citizens’ home, Saint Jean de Dieu – Hospice & Chapel, Pamplemousses, on Sunday.
YUVA served lunch to around 100 residents of the home. We served 7 curries and rice, rason, panacon, juice and Aplon and Sagoo for lunch. YUVANs had set up the dining room, served food, fed those senior citizens who could not eat by themselves and cleaned up the place afterwards. We also organised different games, talked to the senior citizens and listened to their stories, each one as interesting as the last. We had put on music and those who felt like it danced and entertained the others. There was also an open mike session, whereby senior citizens, staff members and volunteers took the opportunity to amaze us with great songs.
Our young people were so excited that they presented handmade cards, sweets and other gifts to senior citizens. YUVANs also shared their stories with them. In return, senior citizens showered their blessings and enjoyed a lot in the company of our volunteers and students. Continue reading “YUVA volunteers, YUVA Academy students host lunch at senior citizens’ home”
Thank you to the students of Le Bocage International School for having donated school materials and supplies as part of their CAS Project to YUVA for beneficiaries – children and young people living under the poverty threshold. Continue reading “Le Bocage International School donates school materials to YUVA”
YUVA has been informed that the National Computer Board (NCB) is still accepting Registration for the ICT Innovative Business IDEA Competition 2017/2018 for University students. Continue reading “Registration for the ICT Innovative Business IDEA Competition 2017/2018”
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”