1-6 DECEMBER 2015
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Calling all young designers! Design the medal for Lillehammer 2016

Let your creativity flow! IOC is giving you the chance to be part of the Winter Youth Olympic Games by designing the medal for the next winter edition, in Lillehammer in 2016!

All you have to do is go to, get inspired and submit your very own design. The competition opens today and runs until 1 June 2015.

The winning design and two runners up will be selected by a judging panel made up of the Young Ambassadors and Young Reporters who have been involved in the YOG since the inaugural Singapore 2010 edition/Games. Also joining the panel will be IOC members Claudia Bokel, Chair of the IOC Athletes’ Commission and Olympic silver medallist in fencing, and Angela Ruggiero, Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission for Lillehammer 2016 and Olympic champion in ice hockey.

The winning design will be selected at the end of June 2015 and this design will then feature on the face of the gold, silver and bronze medals awarded in Lillehammer from 12 to 21 February 2016.

In addition to the prestige of creating Olympic history, the winning designer will win a trip to Lillehammer 2016, which includes tickets to the Opening Ceremony and sports competition, as well as a full collection of medals featuring their design.

So what are you waiting for?  Get creative and enter your design!


YUVA congratulates its Chairman & National President Krishna Athal for being selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to be part of the judging panel made up of 10 professionals to decide on the winning design of the medal for the next Winter Youth Olympic Games, in Lillehammer in 2016. (Read Press Release)

Apply: African Youth and Governance Conference (AYGC)

The African Youth and Governance Conference (AYGC) initiative annually brings together about 200 youth from close to 30 African countries and Africans in the Diaspora to discuss policy issues which affect the development of the youth in particular and African countries in general.

The conference has delegates (Committee Chairs and Committee Members) who develop conference resolutions and debate on them at the General Assembly. This activity equips delegates with the ability to research on issues and propose practical solutions within the context of intellectual debates. The conference also offers an invaluable opportunity for delegates to network with participants from several African countries.

We are pleased to announce that AYGC 2015 comes of this year from 3rd to 7th August and applications are currently ongoing.

Hosting the 7th edition of the conference in South Africa is in tandem with our rotational plan which saw the 6th edition of the conference hosted in Lusaka (Zambia) in 2014.

This year’s conference will have the following as major features:

  1. Team Building and Committee Work
  2. Diaspora Homecoming Summit
  3. Plenary session on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
  4. The General Assembly session (The Grand Debate)

Please find attach the conference banner and promotional video (  

We encourage you to share with other youth in your network.

For application and further information, kindly visit

We look forward to your reviewing your application and further participation in the conference.

CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE 8th & 9th Ewha Global Empowerment Program

Transnational Feminisms and Women’s Activism”
Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea
Application Submission: March 23 ~ April 12, 2015

EGEP is a two-week residential educational program that takes place twice a year (summer and winter) offered by Ewha Womans University. According the MOU between Ewha Womans University and UN Women, this program aims to promote education for women and gender equality in Asia and Africa by empowering women working in non-governmental public sectors and by nourishing the next generation of women leaders.

Program Goals    

On completing this program, participants will have:

  • improved their theoretical knowledge and practical capacities from a gender perspective;
  • broadened their understanding of women’s lives, women’s issues, and women’s rights in Asian and African contexts; and
  • strengthened their feminist leadership capacities to build women’s solidarity and cooperation in local, national, and transnational contexts.


While a more specific EGEP curriculum will be provided separately, the following are the major activities that participants may expect from the program:

  • Lecture Seminars
  • Open Forum for the 8th EGEP / Workshop for the 9th EGEP
  • Action Plans
  • Social Hours
  • Group Talk
  • Study Tours to Korean NGOs


With minimum three years of experience, women activists working in international and national non-governmental public sectors in Asia and Africa, such as NGOs, NPOs, civil society organizations, including individuals working independently are encouraged to apply for this program.

Number of Participants: 20~25 for every term of EGEP

Selection Criteria    

The selection committee will evaluate the applicants based on the following criteria:

  •     field experience                                                                      25%
  •     expertise in women’s issues                                                25%
  •     potential as next generation of women leaders              25%
  •     contribution to the community                                          25%

Application Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation

Selection Requirements: These requirements are only for those who have been notified as selected EGEP participants.

  • Abstract
  • 5-page paper


English is the official language of the EGEP.


Ewha Womans University provides the funding to cover fees for the tuition, dormitory, and a two-week allowance for all the participants. Funds for airfare will be awarded only to the participants from ODA beneficiary countries.

Contact Us    

For more information, please visit the website of the organizing institution, Asian Center for Women’s Studies, at or contact us via email at

Important Notes:

  1. From 2015 onward, EGEP participants for two terms in one fiscal year will be selected in May. When necessary, the organizing institution may additionally recruit participants at any time of the year. Selected EGEP participants who fail to attend the EGEP at the term indicated will not be automatically considered to participate in the following term.
  1. Application requirements should be submitted online (
  1. All forms are downloadable at
  1. Successful candidates will be informed individually via e-mail by May 15, 2015.

“Musical Nite: A Sunny Evening” organisée par Manisa Events en collaboration avec YUVA

Plusieurs étoiles montantes du cinéma indien étaient sur scène vendredi (20 mars 2015) à 20 h au Mahatma Gandhi Institute à Moka lors d’une soirée “A Sunny Events” organisée par Manisa Events en collaboration avec YUVA à l’occasion du 47e anniversaire de l’Indépendance de Maurice.

Vishwajeet Boorwankar, le gagnant du concours Zee Sa Re Ga Ma, section marathi, en 2012, et Mukesh Pancholi, gagnant du concours India Voice of Kishore Kumur et finaliste de Zee Sa Rega Ma Pa/Indian Idol etaient sur scène. Parul Mishra, la récipendiaire du trophée de meilleure chanteuse, a interprété les succès du moment. Les chanteurs etaient accompagnés de quatre musiciens professionnels, à savoir Uma Devraj, arrangeuse et pianiste, Jitendra Gaikar, percussionniste, Bhakti Kapadia, l’une des cinq joueuses de batterie de l’Asie, et Robin Forgose, le trompettiste d’A.R. Rahman, le compositeur qui a remporté deux oscars pour sa partition musicale dans Slumdog Millionnaire.

Apply to attend the World Assembly of Youth’s MIYD, Malaysia

YUVA is pleased to inform you that the 15th Melaka International Youth Dialogue with the theme ‘Youth and Armed Conflict: To Express Without A Fear, To Progress Without A Threat’ will be held from 22nd to 24th June 2015 in Melaka, Malaysia.

This programme is organised by the World Assembly of Youth in collaboration with the Melaka State Government, Malaysian Youth Council, Asian Youth Council and Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia.

This theme has been selected to fulfil the principal opinions and roles of young people towards combatting armed conflict and promoting sustainable conflict free environment for all. An interactive dialogue on this topic will be of significance to form, educate, increase awareness on the challenges and entitlements of youth in the different levels of society that they represent.

We, therefore, wish to extend this invitation to all Yuvans to partake in this prosperous dialogue. Given that your expertise directly or indirectly relates to the theme, it would be extremely valuable to have your inputs and comments considering the issue of armed conflict and its effects to the society.

Please refer to the enclosed documents for additional information about the MIYD and its registration. Should you require further details, do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your applications!


Apply to attend the WARP SUMMIT AFRICA, Pretoria

The International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) cordially invites Yuvans to participate in the WARP Summit for AFRICA which will be hosted on 30 and 31 March 2015.

IPYG is working together with their Patron, Honourable Minister Gigaba, as well as the African Youth Union (AYU), Inter-Faith Action for Peace in Africa (IFAPA), the National Interfaith Council of South Africa (NICSA), Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) and the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG).


Date: 30~31 March 2015

Venue: OR Tambo Building (TBC), Pretoria, Gauteng

Confirmation of Attendance:

In order to confirm your attendance please:

  1. Complete the registration form below (find the registration form attached, kindly fill it out and send it back to us);
  2. Send a personal letter or a letter from your organisation on a letterhead indicating your participation;
  3. Send us a copy of your ID/passport;
  4. Send us a copy of your profile.


Please note that there is no administrative fee to participate in the summit.

All meals at the Summit as well as transport from the airport to your accommodation and extra necessary transport to and from the Summit venue will be provided by IPYG.

Please note that other travel expenses (i.e. airfare, bus-fare, train-fare etc.) as well as your accommodation must be covered by yourself or your organisation.


Day 1 (30 March): Main sessions

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Session 1: Youth – A culture of peace amidst xenophobia, racism, and violent protesting
  • Session 2: Religious leaders – “Peace This Together”
  • Session 3: Governance – The African Renaissance: Wake the Nations Today
  • Session 4: Signing ceremony

Day 2 (31 March): 6 plenary sessions

  • Opening
  • Plenary 1: Youth – The responsibility a young leader in the African Renaissance has towards developing a new culture of peace
  • Plenary 2: Women Leaders – Women: African agents of Change
  • Plenary 3: Ambassadors – World Ambassadors to South Africa Peace Dialogue
  • Plenary 4: Interfaith – Sustainable interfaith harmony in the African context
  • Plenary 5: Traditional Leaders – The role of traditional leadership in redefining the African Renaissance
  • Plenary 6: Youth – Youth, Sport, Culture and Peace
  • Closing Ceremony

Date of arrival in Gauteng:

We recommend that all guests arrive in Johannesburg on Sunday, 29 March between 08h00 – 16h00.

Guests requiring assistance with transport from the accommodation to the airport should leave on the night of 31 March.

Please note that the following countries do not require any visa in order to enter into South Africa: Mauritius, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, Seychelles, Tanzania, Malawi, Angola, DRC.

We look forward to your participation in this historical occasion!

Click on the following hyperlink to watch the amazing highlights of the WARP Summit held in Seoul, South Korea: WARP SUMMIT Seoul, South Korea September 2014

For further enquiries please contact: Gangwon IPYG,, [Official Website:]


  3. WARP AFRICA Registration Form

Apply: Free IT Professional Courses for YUVANs

In an industry which is fast-changing, our youth need to know the changing needs and requirements of the marketplace. The biggest threat for an individual is to fail to adjust to changes. To meet the current demands of the ICT industry, YUVA has collaborated with RRJ Learning Centre to provide free IT professional courses to YUVANs. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

1. Introduction to IT Part 1

  • Word (Keyboarding Skills)
  • Excel (Calculations & Formaulas)
  • PowerPoint (SlideShows, Presentations, Animations)
  • Paint (Drawing on computer)
  • Internet & Email (Research on Internet, Create Email account, send Email, Receive Email)
  • Computer Fundamentals (Hardware / Software, Operating System {Windows, Mac, Linux})

Qualification of students: Minimum Form 1 up to Form 3
Duration: 2 Months
Worth: Rs. 15,000/-

2. Introduction to IT Part 2

  • Creation of Blogs
  • E-commerce – buying & selling online
  • Clouding Concept – a program that facilitates the saving of documents
  • Introduction to networking – connecting various computers through network
  • Social Networking: Skype
  • Office Tools:
    • Word – table of contents
    • Excel – calculations & formulae
    • PowerPoint – slide shows, presentation & animation
Qualification of students: Form 4, SC, HSC, Post SC/HSC, Degree holder in any field
Duration: 2 Months
Worth: Rs. 16,000/-

3. Programming Skills

  •  Software Application Design – Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC); System Analysis, System Design
  • Programming Language:
    • HTML: Create a HTML; Heading, formatting, Hyperlink
    • HTML Forms: Create basic form; check box, buttons, lists
    • Javascript: Introduction, Use of Javascript
    • Javascript Forms: Validation of forms using Javascript
Qualification of students: Form 4, SC, HSC, Post SC/HSC, Degree holder in any field
Duration: 2 Months
Worth: Rs. 25,000/-

4. Introduction to IT Support

  • All components/parts in:
    • Desktop PC
    • Laptop
    • Tablet
  • Structure of Motherboard
  • Installation of Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows
    • Android
    • Linux
  • Installation of Software applications in computer, Laptop & Tablet
  • Introduction to cabling (e.g RJ45) – How to use network cable to connect computers
 Qualification of students: Form 4+
Duration: 2 Months
Worth: Rs. 20,000/-
YUVA is offering the above-mentioned courses to Yuvans for free. Selections for every batch would be done through a Lucky Draw. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

YUVA & MCB Collaborate for Patriotism Week

YUVA thanks Mauritius Commercial Bank (Caudan Waterfront branch) for its collaboration to make the YUVA Patriotism Week a success.

YUVA requested several companies across Mauritius to organise 1-hour patriotic activities this year to celebrate the 47th independence day of Mauritius. The request was in line with YUVA’s (Youth United in Voluntary Action) ‘Patriotism Week’ initiative, which aimed at increasing awareness of our heritage and instilling national pride in citizens. Running from the 5th to the 12th of March 2015, Patriotism Week was timed to end on the National Day of Mauritius.

YUVA & Dr. Agarwal Eye Hospital Collaborate for Patriotism Week

YUVA thanks Dr. Agarwal Eye Hospital for its collaboration to make the YUVA Patriotism Week a success.

YUVA requested several companies across Mauritius to organise 1-hour patriotic activities this year to celebrate the 47th independence day of Mauritius. The request was in line with YUVA’s (Youth United in Voluntary Action) ‘Patriotism Week’ initiative, which aimed at increasing awareness of our heritage and instilling national pride in citizens. Running from the 5th to the 12th of March 2015, Patriotism Week was timed to end on the National Day of Mauritius.

Unveiling of YUVA Official Logo

YUVA proceeded with the launching of its official logo. Designed by Shaleenta Appadoo, winner of the YUVA Logo Design Competition, the visual demonstrated a free human being with open arms, a curved flag of Mauritius and a blue semi-circle in which “Youth United in Voluntary Action” has been written.  

The logo also contains the registration number and year of the foundation of YUVA as text.