Youth Is Not The Future of the Country; Old People Are

We’ve been taught to always focus on the youth, and the future they hold so dearly in their hands. That they are the ones who will correct the injustices, which previous generations have set in motion over decades.

But let’s face it, Mauritius is getting old at a faster rate than ever before with no signs of slowing down any time soon. We’ve been watching for some time now how the older generation is increasing while the young generation is not, or at least at a much slower pace. It’s reported that between 1972 and 2015, the percentage of people over the age of 60 has increased from 5.9% to 14.8% (Le Mauricien, 2017).

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YUVA signs MoU with Pakistan’s youth-led organisation MAPS to fight social injustice

On Tuesday, 27 August 2019, YUVA was made an official partner of the Global Peace Chain (GPC) project, launched by the Mentor Amiable Professional Society (MAPS).

MAPS is an organisation established in 2012, headquartered in Pakistan and working in the sectors of Human Rights, Education, Community Welfare, Women and Youth Empowerment, UN SDGs, especially on peace promotion and transgender rehabilitation projects.

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Scholarship: Ashinaga Africa Initiative Registration 2020

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative is a fully funded academic leadership programme that aims to provide high potential orphaned students from across Sub Saharan Africa with access to higher education in Japan, the U.S.A. and Europe.

Our vision is that after graduating from university abroad, our scholars will return to Mauritius to become leaders and empower others.  

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YUVA participe au Inner Leadership Seminar de Judy Johnson au Global Peace House, Brahma Kumaris

Ce mardi 30 juillet, YUVA a eu l’opportunité de participé au programme organisé par le Brahma Kumaris ayant pour thème « Inner Leadership for Youth Leaders ».

AISEC Reduit, Raise Brave Girls Association, Global Peace Chain, Junior Chamber International – Mauritius, Professional First Aiders, Rotary Club Riche Mare, Pamplemousses Regional Youth Council, YAC, Beach Boyz Club, Global Shapers Port Louis Hub et Youth for a Better World Club sont toutes les organisations mauriciennes ayant eu la chance de pouvoir participé au programme.

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Team Mauritius: “Will you still love us in the morning?”

We’ve heard about all the intensive work and renovations that venues around the Island have been undergoing since the announcement that the 10th edition of the Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) would be coming to Mauritius.

We watched with anticipation when Krouink was introduced as the lovable mascot.

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Blueprint for employment: Change the way we learn to change the way we live

We’ve always been told and made to understand that education is the key to our career success. Finish school, enrol in university, earn your degree, and enter the job market ready to impart your newly learned skills and knowledge. In more recent years, the model may have slightly changed and people can take different routes to achieve career success, but the premise is still pretty much intact.

Similarly, there seems to be a common thought trend that the more education one partakes in, the more productive they will be for the workforce. It’s not uncommon or out of the ordinary to cling to a thought like this; after all, the assumption is that the more you have studied and learned, the better you will be in whatever job you are working in.

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