Concerns about climate change have morphed into a full-fledged social movement, encouraging people, especially young people, to take action to tackle this problem. However, not everyone is aware of this threat’s severity and the measures to reduce climate change. Fortunately, many campaigns exist today whose aim is to inform, increase awareness, and shape public perception of issues and solutions creatively and innovatively.
Below are five of the most ingenious and ground-breaking climate change awareness campaigns the world has seen so far.
Very committed to its mission of making Mauritian youth the leaders and innovators of tomorrow, YUVA will participate, for the second time, in the FIRST Global Challenge 2019, the Robotics Olympic Games, which will be held in Dubai in October.
After interviewing 300+ Mauritian secondary school students, five candidates were selected to form part of the Mauritius Robotics Team called the FIRST Global Mauritius.
My name is Lurvish Polodoo. I am 16 years old and I am originally from the South of Mauritius.
As a high school student at the Royal College of Port Louis, I was raised in a family that attached great importance to studies. To this end, I grew up with the idea that only higher education could guarantee my success. I have never asked myself what I would like to do in my life or what I would like to become in the future. I used to go to class without any specific goal.
My name is Taran Dhani “Varun”. I am 14 years old and I come from Petit Raffray in Mauritius.
I am deeply passionate about electronics and mechanics. I like building little gadgets and repairing devices. It is an interest that I have developed since childhood. Whenever it came to playing with my games, I used to disassemble them and assemble them and that is how my hobby became a professional interest. At the moment, I pursue vocational training in the field of electronics at the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD). After my studies, I would like to become an engineer. Later on, I want to create a start-up to design high-tech gadgets.
My name is Anushree Luchooa. I am 15 years old and I am studying Computer Sciences at Droopnath Ramphul State College in Mauritius.
I grew up in a single-parent family. Since I was six years old, my mother has been taking care of me and juggling work and family alone. It has never been easy for her. But I must say that the daily use of household appliances and other devices has made our task a little easier. At home, electronic devices are a part of our everyday life. It is one of the factors that led me to develop a special interest in robotics.
I am Tanveersingh Juwaheer “Nilesh”. I am 14 years old and I come from Petit Raffray in Mauritius.
As a student at Goodlands State Secondary School Boys, I follow a general academic education. At school, my favourite subject is Design and Technology. I have a strong preference for this subject over the theoretical disciplines, as it allows me to put my knowledge into practice while simultaneously acquiring some skills for the use of technology. I have always associated my passion for my studies. Passionate about video games, later on, I would like to use video game characters as inspiration to design robots that can help people to perform different domestic and other tasks.
My name is Devesh Takoor. I am 18 years old and I am from Flacq in Mauritius.
I am a high school student at Sir Leckraz Teelock State Secondary School. I have been passionate about Mathematics and Computer Science since I was very young. I love numbers and Programming is one of my favourite hobbies. At school, I am a member of the Robotics and Coding Club where students are trained in programming and coding. After graduating, I would like to make a career in the field of computer security to prevent data hacking.
World Youth Alliance Africa invites you to the second Africa Arts Forum (AAF). The 2015 AAF will bring together African youth aged between 14 – 30, working in the field of art and youth interested in art to learn, share ideas and work together with WYA in the promotion of human dignity through art. This forum will showcase different types of art including fashion, music, spoken word, poetry, drawing arts, paintings and sculptures.
The Africa Arts Forum 2015 will be held on Saturday, 7th November 2015 at the Michael Joseph Center, Safaricom in Nairobi, Kenya. It will be open to members of WYA and members of the public who have a keen interest on art and/or would like to learn about art.
Registration Deadline for artists: Friday 30th October
This year’s Africa Arts Forum theme will be Art and Dignity. The forum aims to influence the youth that are talented in arts and art professionals to promote dignity in our society through art and to portray art in light of a fundamental aspect of our human existence. This expression of Art and Dignity will enable educating in the understanding of the human person so that our capacity to see human dignity in art will improve.
World Youth Alliance Africa invites artists and students to participate in the Africa Arts Forum by submitting their pieces of art.
Young artists selected to participate in the Arts Forum will have the opportunity to:
Present their vision of dignity in art through their artwork
Exhibit their artwork for the forum audience
Participate in interactive discussion with fellow artists and participants
Engage in dialogue with artists from a variety of disciplines and cultural backgrounds