Deepa Gokulsing on “Issues facing youngsters in the Mauritian society” at YALES 2018

At the YUVA Annual Leadership & Entrepreneurship Summit 2018, Deepa Gokulsing talked on “Issues facing youngsters in the Mauritian society”.

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The Situation of HIV/AIDS in Mauritius

According to estimates, a total number of 329 cases of HIV/AIDS cases were detected in the year 2016 in which 319 cases were Mauritians and 10 cases were foreigners. The yearly positivity rates of HIV recorded seem to be 0.36% for the year 2016, which concludes that the total number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Mauritius is 6671. Statistics clearly indicate that men have the highest prevalence of HIV as out of the 6671 cases 5061 are men and 1610 are women. Since 1987 Mauritius has reported approximately 953 deaths due to HIV. Continue reading “The Situation of HIV/AIDS in Mauritius”

15 April: Microvolunteering Day

Today (15 April 2018) is the “Microvolunteering Day”.

For anyone who might be feeling the urge to do something worthwhile or an itch to give back to the community, but who just can’t quite seem to get around to starting, then Microvolunteering Day could be the answer. Continue reading “15 April: Microvolunteering Day”

Registration for the ICT Innovative Business IDEA Competition 2017/2018

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”

YUVA Launched First Event at Petit Raffray to Battle Unemployment

YUVA, in close collaboration with the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), organised a first event at Petit Raffray Social Welfare Centre yesterday morning.

This event is in-line with YUVA’s goal to reduce unemployment among young people in Mauritius.

At the event yesterday, around 200 unemployed young people of the Riviere Du Rempart District registered for the National Skills Development Programme for training in technical skills that are in high demand. The youngsters’ education level varied from form III to HSC.

The professional courses being offered to the young people are in different sectors, mainly Tourism & Hospitality, Construction, ICT and Nursing. The duration of the courses may vary from 6-12 months.

Apart from getting a free professional course, every participant would also be receiving a monthly stipend of Rs 6,000.

We at YUVA are proud to bring our brick to contribute in reducing unemployment in Mauritius.

YUVA President Krishna Athal said in his speech yesterday, “Reducing unemployment should be a top priority for every NGO in Mauritius nowadays. If our youngsters can’t secure a better future, they will frustrate and get involved into outlaws. After this first event, YUVA will organise a similar gathering at Lallmatie next month, and this will continue until we cover all the 9 districts of the country.”

YUVA and Nigeria’s Dopachris Trust Foundation sign MoU to Endorse Poverty Alleviation

YUVA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nigeria’s Dopachris Trust Foundation (DTF) with the aim to endorse poverty alleviation in the continent of Africa.

Mr Krishna Athal, National President of YUVA and Mr Okereafor Emmanuel, chief executive officer of DTF have signed the MoU today.

About Dopachris Trust Foundation

DTF organisation is a foundation for Development of orphanage youths and poverty alleviation designed for skill training and secondary education of an orphanage youths. DTF helps in organising free Adult youths secondary education, empowerment to entrepreneur scheme, assisting the Development of Rural communities on the same empowerments and promoting youth’s sensitisation. Many orphanage homes only exist in rendering a Business forum with a personal interest on profit making through child labour.

DTF assists only Helpless and Hopeless youths, dropped from schools, orphanage homes, and Helpless youths become useful tools to the society. The organisation trains them in different profession like sewing, shoe making, carpentry, Driving, making Blocks and Building design, computer Repairs, photography and secondary education.

This foundation was designed to meet up the urgent needs in the life of our young leaders of today, and tomorrow.

Aim and Objectives

  • Provision of assistance to children in need /drop out of school in orphanage home
  • It seeks participation and help from like-minded people/ other related organisations in creating greater base for the foundation to give a true shape and substances to the objectives envisage.
  • Management and support for orphanages/schools or other education institutions for young people.
  • Helping other orphanage/Destitute Homes.
  • To enable them acquire proper social services and make them completely free from any abuse and be equal to the privilege peer groups in the physical, emotional, social, mental and spiritual dimensions, so as to attain full development.

Vision

The vision of the orphanage project is to have a self-sustaining Community Consisting of Youths, Orphanages, Training Centre, and other facilities that helps a community to succeed.

Mission

To provide secondary education, Vocational training, and assistance to those who become orphans, to enable them give all rounded supportive services, so as to be effective and useful citizens of the country.