We have been taught all our lives that to be decent human beings means that we exist on this earth to (as far as we can) make life less difficult for others, and in turn, make them less difficult for us. To feel like we have a greater purpose and to feel like we are making a difference, we need to help our fellow human beings in any way we can.
This attitude is ideally also meant to extend to monitoring our behaviour so that our impact on nature and the world, in general, is as positive as possible. However, every day, the human race fails to inspire because the world has become such an incredibly harsh place to call home.
YUVA believes that the appellation of NGOs should change from “Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)” to “Civil Society Organisation (CSO)”.
In the past decade, there has been a radical, worldwide change in the way Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) present themselves in the civil society, before the funding agencies and in various nationals and international fora. One significant change is that NGOs now call themselves CSOs, that is Civil Society Organisations. This change is replete with meaning, connotations and implications. And all these meanings and implications have proved crucial for the way CSOs have evolved over the past decade or so. (Mohanty, 2002) Continue reading “YUVA lobbies to change appellation of ‘NGO’ to ‘CSO’”
The YUVA National Board has approved reconstitution of the YUVA District of Pamplemousses and the appointment of a new district president, Ghirish Bissoon.
“The honour and challenge of bringing forward the destiny of our district YUVA is a task that I have accepted with enthusiasm, and I would like to thank the national president, Krishna Athal and the YUVA Board members for their trust”, said the new district president.
Ghirish Bissoon said that his main goal is to reinforce and uphold the objectives of YUVA. He proposes to emphasize on creating a responsible youth citizenship imbued with multidisciplinary skills that would contribute efficiently and effectively in all spheres of the development of the district of Pamplemousses.
Ghirish Bissoon will succeed Girish Buckhory, who has served as district president of Pamplemousses since YUVA was founded. Bissoon has previously served as president of YUVA Morcellement Saint Andre.