The International Day of Friendship is celebrated annually on July 30. The International Day of Friendship is a United Nations (UN) hosted day about “promoting and defending a shared spirit of human solidarity.”
First observed in 2011, the International Day of Friendship builds upon a 1997 UN resolution defining the Culture of Peace.
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YUVA adapted its existing programmes to operate remotely or with physical distancing in the wake of the pandemic. Since we were already intimately connected with our beneficiaries and constituents, we did our best to respond to immediate needs in new ways.
Firstly, YUVA secured a special license called the “Work Access Permit” from the Government of Mauritius to be able to execute the following:
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“My name is Luqmaan Nohur. I am 14 years old, and I attend Northfields International High School.
I have chosen the three sciences along with Computer Science and Additional Mathematics as my IGCSE subjects. We have recently started learning Python Programming in computer science, and I enjoy it. I have some experience with C# Programming, and I made a small game using Unity.
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Mental health is an essential factor at every phase of life, from childhood to adulthood. With the growing generation, mental health illness is becoming a serious issue worldwide, where people are busy with their workload and neglecting their mental wellbeing.
Half of the people concerned with mental illness are reluctant to seek treatment for their mental health in fear of being stigmatised, or there might also be some financial explanations. Because of such circumstances, there have been new amended alternatives to take good care of your mental health and prevent adverse consequences.
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In this highly materialistic and turbulent world, it is no surprise that most countries are chasing economic development as a potential panacea for our social ills.
Trade wars have erupted, global resources exploited, inequality flourished, but if there is anything that has been consistently keeping up with the caprices of capitalism while fostering wellbeing, it is social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurs act as a major engine in the economic machine through their business activities and fuel development by raising the quality of life of the population.
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“My name is Shevin Capiron. I am 18 years old and currently a student at the Royal College of Curepipe.
Technology constantly tingled my senses. I have always been fascinated by its evolution, its potential and how there is no limit to it. As a kid, I would permanently dismantle electronic components, from the first Nokia 3310 to an RC car.
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Mental health involves effective functioning in daily activities, which would result in healthy relationships, being productive at work and the ability to regulate your own emotions.
Mental health is the foundation of feelings, communication, learning and self-esteem. Mental health is also fundamental to healthy relationships and emotional wellbeing. Mental illness refers to all diagnosed mental health disorders, from personal anxiety to behaving with distress in society. According to the American Psychiatric Association, 19% of adults experience mental illness, about one in 5 adults. 4.1 % have serious mental health issues.
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It is 2021, 76 years since the term NGO became popular with the founding of the United Nations in 1945. Organisations that strive for the betterment of humanity have existed since the dawn of time, though the shape they take has constantly been evolving.
In the late 1970s in the UK, social entrepreneurship emerged as an alternative business model with the traditional profit motive and a social, environmental and governance focus. Our tiny nation is blessed with more than 300 active NGOs, yet not many social enterprises. Whether out of ignorance, lack of skills, complexity or sheer refusal to mix business with the social world, many NGOs do not alter their models, even though social enterprises tend to be more scalable and sustainable.
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