On Tuesday, 21 November 2023, YUVA Mauritius was honoured to host Mr Daniel Haboucha, Second Secretary of Political and Economic Affairs at the High Commission of Canada in South Africa, at the YUVA Training Room in Port Louis.
The event marked another significant milestone in the ongoing collaboration between YUVA and Canada under the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) programme. The partnership focuses on implementing a 7-month STEM education project in Mauritius to empower young girls from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
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Prime ministers’ attitudes, leadership styles, and political talents matter and make a difference. In a context that enables comparison, generalisation, and appraisal, it is essential to establish ways of interpreting and evaluating the elements of prime ministerial leadership and personal style and skills. But, what are the leadership skills required to become a strong prime minister?
In order of importance, vision and political ability come first, followed by interpersonal capability and public relations, with cognitive style and emotional intelligence as less essential variables.
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Joining YUVA as an intern was my first step into the job market. I did not quite know what to expect for what was supposed to be my big dive into the professional world. On the other hand, the corporate world I at least had some knowledge of, the non-profit world, felt like I had stumbled upon Narnia, scary, vast, and unexplored but exciting, nonetheless.
While I did have some informal experience in social work from the past occasional fundraising event in the past, working for a large NGO such as YUVA in a formal setting was a completely novel experience. My journey there was no less than an adventure. After suffering numerous rejections and endless ghosting by big corporations, I applied for an internship at YUVA on a whim, resigned to another rejection or worse, no reply at all. The shock I received after being contacted merely hours after sending my application for an interview left me reeling. I remained sceptical until the day of the interview, by the end of which I was so sure I’d already destroyed any chance at professional redemption due to my nervous disposition. I believed it was nothing short of a miracle when I was allowed to intern directly under the supervision of the executive director, Mr Krishna Athal.
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The YUVA Executive Director, Krishna Athal addressed the participants of an event organised by the Rotaract Club of Saint Pierre – Mauritius D9220 at the Voila Hotel Bagatelle on the topic “The Causes of Rising Unemployment” as an industry expert for career coaching.
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Today, YUVA has been awarded as the COUNTRY WINNER in the Welfare & Civil Society Organisations sector of CEO Global’s Titans: Building Nations, 2019 Awards at the Hennessy Park Hotel, Ebene.
Also, YUVA Executive Director, Krishna Athal has just been awarded as the REGIONAL WINNER (AFRICA) in the Welfare & Civil Society Organisations sector of CEO Global’s Titans: Building Nations, 2019 Awards.
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YUVA Executive Director, Krishna Athal had the privilege to be invited by the Jankidevi Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JDBIMS), SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai to give a guest lecture on leadership.
People are not born leaders but can be trained and developed into good influential individuals with strong leadership skills. There is a leader in each one of us.
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The cohort 5 of the Certificate in Leadership for Social Change programme started on Saturday, 6 July 2019. The YUVA Academy’s School of Leadership and Development welcomed 18 aspiring leaders, including NGO representatives from various parts of the island. The Certificate in Leadership for Social Change programme is delivered by YUVA Executive Director, Krishna Athal.
This course teaches you critical concepts to help you better understand, operate, and thrive in leadership roles. We challenge you to apply learning using a realistic simulation, based on real-world leadership experiences. We aim to develop your leadership knowledge to become an effective leader in order to foster social change through leadership development. Using interactive activities, including reflexive journals, you develop your own understandings of what constitutes good leadership and how to apply this knowledge in real-life situations.
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The first day of YUVA Annual Leadership & Entrepreneurship Summit (YALES) 2018 was held today at Ebène Cybercity. The theme of the day was “Social Work and Community Service in Mauritius”. Continue reading “Day 1: YUVA Annual Leadership & Entrepreneurship Summit 2018”
A very warm welcome again to the YUVA 3rd Anniversary Celebrations.
It is three years since our organisation was created. Time to reflect on the speed in which we have institutionalised internally, begun to change narratives nationally, and championed youth development in Mauritius. Continue reading “YUVA 3rd Anniversary: Speech of Executive Director”