WE exist in order to
develop the next generation of Mauritian leaders
The YUVA Leadership Academy is a social enterprise, which sells empowerment programmes to the young people of Mauritius and then reinvests the money it makes back into the local community to support the education, health and employment of Mauritian families living under poverty line. This social entrepreneurship venture allows YUVA to tackle social problems, improve people’s life chances, support communities and help the environment. So, when we profit, society profits.
Each certificate programme ran by the YLA costs Rs 1,000/-. Though the original cost is some twelve times more that is being charged, YUVA finds ways to sponsor the rest of the course fees by charging only Rs 1,000 from selected participants. The course fee is, however, completely waived for those who are registered under the Social Register of Mauritius (SRM). The programmes are delivered face-to-face at the YUVA Training Room in Port Louis. In the end, participants are awarded a Certificate of Achievement.
The YLA seeks to transform Mauritius by developing a powerful network of young leaders who will work together to address Mauritius’ greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact, and accelerate the country’s growth trajectory.
Mauritius’ greatest need is ethical and entrepreneurial leadership. Too often, we only invest in addressing the symptoms of poor leadership in Mauritius: we give blankets, food, and medicine to those impacted by poverty, or we aren’t able to create enough jobs for our young people. But these efforts will never stop unless we develop leaders who prevent adopt good governance, entrepreneurs who create jobs, and innovators that develop lasting solutions to the root causes of Mauritius’ problems. We aim to develop the future Nelson Mandela, the next Wangari Maathai, and the Mauritian Bill Gates.