World Tourism Day 2020: Rebuilding tourism in a safe, equitable, climate-friendly way

Tourism has been among the hardest hit of all sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic. No country has been unaffected. Restrictions on travel and a sudden drop in consumer demand have led to an unprecedented fall in international tourism numbers, which in turn have led to economic loss and the loss of jobs.

Women, youth, and workers in the informal economy are the most at risk from tourism sector job losses and business closures due to the pandemic. At the same time, the destinations most reliant on tourism for jobs and economic growth are likely to be the hardest hit.

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10 May: Mother’s Day celebrated by YUVA in Mauritius

Today is Mothers Day. For years, YUVA has celebrated this day with thousands of mothers around the island!

Mothers, we hope that you feel honoured for all the years of caring for your children and grandchildren. We’re thinking of you with lots of love today! Hope you can feel it.

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Youth Informed Project on Health Policies and Strategies: UNICEF Survey

UNICEF in partnership with AstraZeneca is launching a 5-year program focused on youth-led policy change around prevention of mental ill-health, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory diseases by targeting key risk factors such as substance use, physical inactivity, air pollution and environmental risks, tobacco use, and unhealthy diets.

Throughout this process, UNICEF will systematically involve young people in all phases of the program and include them in the decision-making process with country governments. Only by doing so, can we together ensure healthier, happier, and safer lifestyles and environments for young people.

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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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