International Literacy Day 2023: Promoting Literacy and Empowering Youth In Mauritius

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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Call for Volunteers: FIRST Global Challenge 2023

Be a part of something bigger than yourself — invest in the transformative power of science and technology for a brighter future. Contact YUVA if you want to be a volunteer for FIRST Global Challenge 2023!

FIRST Global is a volunteer-driven organization. At each year’s FIRST Global Challenge, International Volunteers help keep the robots running, make the matches fun, and keep the FIRST Global spirit alive. Ranging from high school students to professional engineers, our International Volunteers are what make the FIRST Global Challenge possible!

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Singapore to Host ‘Olympic-Style’ International Robotics Competition in October

Singapore will host the seventh edition of an international robotics challenge for youth in October, the first time the annual competition will be held in Asia. And YUVA Mauritius is the official partner of the event.

Around 190 countries will send a team each to Singapore to compete in the “Olympic-style” contest organised by the United States-based non-profit group First Global, which promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics – or STEM – education.

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A Team of Young People from Mauritius at the World Robotics Competition

Seven young people will represent Mauritius at the FIRST Global Challenge, the world robotics competition to be held in Geneva from 13 to 16 October 2022.

The FIRST Global Mauritius team, composed of five secondary school students and two young mentors (below 22 years old), has been selected to participate in the international Olympic-style robotics competition that takes place every year in a different country and to which one team from each country in the world is invited.

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FIRST Global Mauritius Addressing Climate Change

FIRST Global Mauritius is proud to continue expanding our educational opportunities to youth worldwide. The New Technology Experience is a means for the student community to stay current with cutting-edge technology.

In 2021, we introduced the concept with the CubeSat Prototype Challenge. This year, the initiative is tied to the Carbon Capture theme. Carbon Countermeasures takes FIRST Global teams beyond the robotics game as they research and develop their own solutions to combat climate change.

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FIRST Global is Uniting Mauritian High Schoolers to Solve Global Challenges from the Pandemic

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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[Video] What Luqmaan Nohur Says About Robotics Team Mauritius

“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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[Video] What Shevin Capiron Says About Robotics Team Mauritius

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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[Video] What Caellum Buys-Maurel Says About Robotics Team Mauritius

“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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[Video] What Sohail Aaryan Jugbandhan Says About Robotics Team Mauritius

Statement of Sohail Aaryan Jugbandhan, a 14-year old student of Northfields International High School and Programmer in FIRST Global Mauritius!

“Since the age of 7, I have always been fascinated by the world of technology and science. I enjoy learning about machines, computers, their components and software programming. So far, I have accumulated a comprehensive knowledge of AI, several programming languages such as JavaScript, Python and designing HTML-structured web pages with CSS. I also enjoy working with robots and learning the concept of STEM. In the future, I am aspiring to become a software programmer. Right now, I will be doing Computer science, Physics and Additional Mathematics for my IGCSE course.

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[Video] What Jayesh Kumar Busgeeth Says About Robotics Team Mauritius

Statement of Jayesh Kumar Busgeeth, student of Royal College Curepipe and Assembler in FIRST Global Mauritius!

“My name is Jayesh Kumar Busgeeth, also known as Vivek. I am 17 years old, and I live in Terre Rouge, Mauritius.

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FIRST Global Mauritius 2021: Working With Robots Post-COVID-19

Whether you turn to news outlets, tech magazines, or academic sources for insight, you are likely to hear that the COVID-19 pandemic is going to drive massive growth in automation, primarily via robots.

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You Know the 9 Students Selected for Team Mauritius? Check Them Out

On Saturday, YUVA conducted 38 interviews with various secondary school students to elect the official robotics teams of Mauritius, which will participate in the Global Robotics Olympics 2021.

The following secondary school students have been selected to form part of the Robotics Team Mauritius:

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Promoting STEM Education in Mauritius: YUVA Academy launches Robotics Programme

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.

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YUVA selects Lurvish Polodoo of Royal College Port Louis to represent Mauritius in Robotics Competition in Dubai

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.

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