This article analyses the importance of STEM education in addressing SDGs, specifically focusing on how it can assist countries like Mauritius in overcoming pressing global issues.
In addressing pressing global challenges and striving to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the recognition of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education as a crucial factor is becoming central. Acknowledging the pivotal role of STEM education becomes essential as the world contends with issues like climate change, resource scarcity, and social inequalities.
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In the ever-evolving landscape of education, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) have become the cornerstone of innovation and progress. A strong foundation in STEM education is crucial for any nation’s development, and Mauritius, a small island nation in the Indian Ocean, is no exception.
Mauritius has recognised the importance of STEM education and has made significant strides in this field, focusing on collaborative partnerships to enhance the quality and reach of STEM education. In this article, we analyse the importance of collaborative partnerships in STEM education, focusing on YUVA’s collaboration with the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) to implement a STEM education initiative for disadvantaged young girls in Mauritius.
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In this article, we explore how digital technology is changing the landscape of Indian social services and its impact on the lives of millions.
India, known for its diverse culture and traditions, is also undergoing a remarkable transformation in social services. Digital technology has driven this transformation, revolutionising how social services are delivered, accessed, and monitored.
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This article points out NGOs’ vital role in advancing STEM education in Mauritius, with a particular emphasis on YUVA’s significant initiative, supported by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), to empower disadvantaged young girls in the country.
In today’s rapidly evolving world, the significance of STEM education, which encompasses Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, cannot be overstated. It serves as a fundamental vehicle for societal progress and economic development. However, despite its pivotal importance, disparities and inequalities in accessing STEM education continue to persist, especially among underprivileged parts of the population. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have emerged as crucial drivers of transformation, effectively bridging these gaps and creating opportunities for those who might otherwise be left behind.
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This article examines the transformative impact of early STEM exposure, the benefits it offers, and the obstacles faced by disadvantaged girls in Mauritius.
In today’s fast-paced world, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have become crucial for innovation and progress. These fields offer excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth. However, many underprivileged girls in Mauritius face challenges when pursuing a STEM future. Fortunately, the future is bright. Initiatives led by YUVA Mauritius, with support from the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), are diligently working to remove barriers and provide opportunities for these young girls.
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This article takes into account the achievements and challenges of girls in STEM in Mauritius, highlighting the importance of promoting gender diversity and how it can be beneficial for the country.
In recent years, the world has seen a growing movement to break down the barriers that have traditionally hindered girls from pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Mauritius is no exception to this global shift towards gender inclusivity in STEM fields. While remarkable progress has been made in promoting gender diversity in Mauritius, challenges persist.
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In a world increasingly reliant on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to drive progress and innovation, fostering diversity and inclusion within STEM fields is essential. The Republic of Mauritius has recognised the importance of inclusion in STEM education, striving to create equal opportunities for all its young citizens.
One initiative is YUVA’s partnership with CFLI (Canada Fund for Local Initiatives) to implement a STEM education programme targeting disadvantaged young girls. Through this initiative, Mauritius is making great strides in bridging the gender gap and paving the way for a more inclusive and diverse STEM landscape.
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The COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020 had significant and widespread impacts, especially in education. Subjects like STEM faced distinct educational challenges. This article analyses how the pandemic affected STEM education in Mauritius.
The goal is to examine the unique challenges that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education encountered during this period and, most importantly, to highlight YUVA’s initiative, with the support of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), to implement STEM education in Mauritius in the aftermath of the pandemic.
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International Literacy Day (ILD), established in 1967 and observed annually on September 8th, serves as a global reminder to the public of the critical importance of literacy as a fundamental human right. It also highlights the need to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society.
Despite significant global advancements, literacy challenges persist, with 763 million young individuals lacking basic literacy skills as of 2020. Recent crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, have only served to exacerbate these challenges.
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In 2019, international tourist arrivals reached 1.5 billion, a 4% increase over 2018, consolidating a ten-year record where tourism grew faster than the world economy as a whole. Domestic tourism added a further 8.8 billion arrivals. The sector generated $1.5 trillion in exports and employed one in ten people directly or indirectly.
Tourism came to a standstill in mid-March 2020. International tourist arrivals decreased by 56 per cent in the first months of the year, with numbers in May down by 98 per cent. This translates into a loss of nearly $320 billion in exports – over three times what was lost during the whole of the 2009 global economic crisis.
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The World Tourism Day is being celebrated on 27 September 2021. Tourism is one of the world’s most important economic sectors. It employs one in every ten people on Earth and provides livelihoods to hundreds of millions more. For some countries, it can represent over 20 percent of their GDP.
It allows people to experience some of the world’s cultural and natural riches and brings people closer to each other, highlighting our common humanity.
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From 27 June to 18 September, Mauritian youth have worked together in the FIRST Global Challenge, innovating solutions to strengthen their communities through STEM.
From social projects to miniature satellites to robot design, the non-profit FIRST Global is launching its latest season for teenagers from around the world, this year to develop solutions to problems the COVID-19 pandemic presented. FIRST Global, which ignites a passion for STEM in youth worldwide to inspire the next generation of problem solvers and innovators, announced the start of the 2021 FIRST Global Challenge — the fifth iteration of its global Olympics-style robotics event.
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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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“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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“My name is Caellum Buys-Maurel. I am 15 years old, and I am currently attending Northfields International High School.
Since a young age, I have been fascinated by how machines and gadgets work. For as long as I can remember, I have always been playing with Meccano and Lego. I have loved taking apart gadgets throughout my childhood to see how they are put together and then try to make something new out of the components. I have done a course on building and coding robotics.
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