YUVA was invited to attend a talk on “Gender Inequality in Entrepreneurship” at the US Embassy, Port Louis. The panel of speakers addressing the issue included Sadhna Sokhal, Managing Director of Legem Ltd and African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) alumna, Karen Yvon, Director of Keda and Nazeem Junggee, Mandela Washington Fellow and Director of 1950 Studios.
Gender Inequality is one of the often-raised issues that have existed since the beginning of interaction between men and women. No doubt, gender plays a major part in the division of labour in today’s society. Gender inequality in Entrepreneurship has given rise to numerous policies, aiming at wiping off gender discrimination on recruitment, salary and promotion processes. Continue reading “YUVA at US Embassy’s talk on Gender Inequality in Entrepreneurship”
YUVA Academy and Greenwich University Pakistan Mauritius Branch Campus have signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday, 23 November 2018, which aims at establishing and developing a close partnership to promote academic and cultural exchanges between the two institutions through mutual assistance in areas of students and faculty exchange, teaching, research, joint academic programs, and other fields of common interest. Continue reading “YUVA Academy, Greenwich University Pakistan Mauritius Branch Campus sign MoU to promote academic and cultural exchanges”
YUVA volunteers and YUVA Academy students organised a visit to the senior citizens’ home, Saint Jean de Dieu – Hospice & Chapel, Pamplemousses, on Sunday.
YUVA served lunch to around 100 residents of the home. We served 7 curries and rice, rason, panacon, juice and Aplon and Sagoo for lunch. YUVANs had set up the dining room, served food, fed those senior citizens who could not eat by themselves and cleaned up the place afterwards. We also organised different games, talked to the senior citizens and listened to their stories, each one as interesting as the last. We had put on music and those who felt like it danced and entertained the others. There was also an open mike session, whereby senior citizens, staff members and volunteers took the opportunity to amaze us with great songs.
Our young people were so excited that they presented handmade cards, sweets and other gifts to senior citizens. YUVANs also shared their stories with them. In return, senior citizens showered their blessings and enjoyed a lot in the company of our volunteers and students. Continue reading “YUVA volunteers, YUVA Academy students host lunch at senior citizens’ home”
YUVA attracted a lot of students at the African Leadership University (ALU) NGO Fair to work, intern and partner with us.
As part of its social impact lab, the African Leadership University (ALU) invited a select number of NGOs in Mauritius to its NGO-fair to come to meet and chat with its students about their work in Mauritius. Continue reading “YUVA at African Leadership University NGO Fair 2018”
Globally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980. The global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7% to 8.5% in the adult population. This reflects an increase in associated risk factors such as being overweight or obese. Over the past decade, diabetes prevalence has risen faster in low and middle-income countries than in high-income countries. Continue reading “Diabetes in Mauritius: World Diabetes Day 2018”
YUVA is serving lunch to 100 senior citizens residing at the Saint Jean de Dieu – Hospice & Chapel, Pamplemousses.
Venue: Saint John of God / Saint Jean de Dieu – Hospice & Chapel, 50 morcellement L’abri B18, Pamplemousses
Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Time: 11 AM to 4 PM
If you want to join the YUVA team of volunteers, which is organising this event at Pamplemousses, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or SMS on 5252 5556. Continue reading “Want to Spend Half-day with 100 Senior Citizens in a Home?”
YUVA has the pleasure to announce that it has opted to become an affiliate member organisation to the EDYCS Advocacy Group, under the Alliance for Rights Africa Towards Disability Inclusion (ARADI) Mauritius. Continue reading “YUVA becomes Affiliate Member Organisation to EDYCS Advocacy Group”
YUVA has the pleasure to announce that it will be participating in a 1-week forum organised by Gender Links in collaborations with the Zanele Mbeki Development (ZMDT) entitled African Women in Dialogue (AWID) from 19 to 23 November 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. YUVA will be represented by Ms Soveeta Chengappa Naidu, executive member of YUVA.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together women from the African continent, particularly the SADC region to participate in a dialogue in regards to the situation of women locally and regionally. The theme of the forum is “Strengthening the African Women’s Movement within the Fourth Industrial Revolution towards a new and value-based eco-system” and it arises from the recognition that most women are not familiar with the concept of this revolution. Continue reading “YUVA at the African Women in Dialogue (AWID) 2018, Johannesburg”