I had never thought I would be doing an internship at YUVA, but now that I have done it, I don’t regret it. I was impressed by the number of projects and initiatives they take to help people, especially young people. It’s nice to see an organisation committed to achieving its goals. So I didn’t hesitate to apply for an internship there.
I found out about YUVA on the Internet. I was researching internship opportunities. I finally came across the YUVA website and saw that the organisation had an internship programme, which immediately piqued my interest, and of course, I took a chance. I got a response very quickly, and it was great. At first, I wasn’t sure what to expect and if I would feel lost. But as the course progressed, I was immediately guided, and I knew right away that it would go well.
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As a communication student currently minoring in journalism, I’m always seeking to understand my surroundings and learn to give a voice to those who need to be heard. Hence, I was looking to intern where I could focus on self-growth and discover several facets of life. I felt that YUVA could lead me on this path, and I landed up doing my internship at YUVA.
You could ask me: “Why didn’t you choose to intern elsewhere?” My answer will always be the same: “After reading about YUVA, I was deeply attached to its vision and belief.” However, I was abroad when I applied here, but I was surprised by the quick response from the executive director, Mr Krishna Athal. Usually, when looking for an internship, they have to chase after it, which can sometimes become exhausting. But this fast response stood out to me, and the internship request situation felt reciprocated. Then, I was given my first interview the next day at flexible hours, and I’m grateful that it went well.
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Many local and international students look for opportunities to volunteer in Mauritius. Volunteering is committing yourself to devote time and effort to benefit a community, society, environment, and individuals. It is about doing something for others, being selfless and charitable. It gives opportunities for societies to help each other without expecting anything in return. Volunteering is for people who are generous and kind-hearted.
Volunteering opportunities are found everywhere in the world and for many different causes. In Mauritius, the focus is on conservation and community development. Volunteering opportunities for conservation focus on beaches, endangered species of animals and plants, and the protection of the environment of Mauritius. Community development projects include helping educate children with disabilities, the less fortunate, the elderly, and the population’s health.
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In 2014, the UN declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day, to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.
Since then, World Youth Skills Day has provided a unique opportunity for dialogue between young people, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, firms, employers’ and workers’ organisations, policy-makers and development partners.
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Parenting is the activity of bringing up a child as a parent. It comes with a lot of responsibilities and complex decision-making. It aims at a child’s physical, social, and intellectual development until adulthood.
Parenting does have to be necessarily done by the biological parents. An older sibling, a stepparent, a grandparent, a legal guardian, an aunt/uncle, other relatives, or a family friend can do the parenting job. The society also has a role in parenting a child, especially orphaned or abandoned children.
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Modern society is defined by industrialisation. Everything from education to urban life has expanded and is still doing so. People do not rely on their own like before; they used to grow their food and rear animals. More than before, we have to assess the importance of family in modern society.
Modernity came up with new priorities. Now, people live for the future, and money has become one of the main concerns.
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Social work is a practice-based career and field of study that fosters social change, development, cohesiveness, and empowerment. A social worker works with people’s heritage to help them manage their daily lives with respect and dignity.
Understanding human growth, behaviour, social, economic, cultural structures, and relationships are part of social work practice. Community development is the core component of social work. It concentrates on increasing the literacy rate, creating and generating employment opportunities, poverty eradication, and eradicating acute hunger, gender equality and welfare of the vulnerable sections of the society by adopting social work methods.
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World Water Day promotes a particular facet of freshwater every year. The theme of World Water Day 2022 will be “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible.”
Every year, 22 March is designated as World Water Day to increase awareness about the importance of freshwater. In 1992, the UN Conference on Environment and Development advocated the creation of a worldwide day. The UN General Assembly recognised the first World Water Day in the following year.
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Since 2000, the world has celebrated International Mother Language Day on 21 February. A language is considerably more than simply a means of communication. Language, notably the mother tongue, is a vital aspect of different cultures worldwide. International Mother Language Day aims to enhance global awareness of language, cultural diversity, and multilingualism. But what are the history and importance of this day?
According to the United Nations, languages are strategically crucial for individuals and the world due to their complex consequences for identity, communication, social integration, education, and growth. They are, unfortunately, increasingly threatened or on the verge of extinction because of globalisation. However, they are an essential part of preserving cultures all over the world.
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An annual global United Nations event, the World Pulses Day is observed on 10 February to recognise the importance of pulses as a worldwide food source. World Pulses Day is an occasion to increase awareness of the nutritional advantages of pulses and their commitment to food production and a world without starvation.
In recognising pulses for their crucial role in achieving the detailed set of shared and transcendent goals and objectives in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this celebration of pulses acknowledges their importance in pursuing peace.
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Even if there is the word “eating” in the term “eating disorders”, the term is much more than food.
They are mental health disorders that are complex and that usually necessitate the involvement of health professionals to change their trajectory. Unfortunately, in Mauritius, individuals with eating disorders may endure additional stress and obstacles due to stigma. But what are eating disorders, what are the misconceptions about them that exist in Mauritian society and what are their consequences?
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Although no one is born perfect, hearing criticisms about one’s physical appearance is something that even children experience.
Body image is developed at a very young age, with children as young as 3 to 5 years old beginning to worry about their appearance and even express dissatisfaction. It can be challenging to avoid children getting exposed to “the ideal body type” in society.
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Finance is one of the most popular and sought-after career paths. With the attractive salaries and faster career growth opportunities it offers, the finance field does not lack aspiring professionals. Similarly, there is no lack of finance job openings in the private or public sector.
However, the newer generations have shown an inclination towards job fulfilment rather than financial benefits when choosing their careers. They seek more than just high salaries. Their job is an extension of their passion rather than just a way to earn money. Generations Y and Z notably hold a strong social conscience, having grown with the internet, a tool that allowed them access to understand and societal issues on a global scale. Unlike the older generations’ traditional belief to give back to society after reaching a certain level of wealth and a strong position of financial security, the younger generations believe in contributing towards society’s wellbeing through their work. We often see young graduates venturing into the non-profit sector rather than the private or public sector. Their drive to do good while earning a living pushes them towards a career in the non-profit sector.
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Mental health conditions are on the rise globally and have been exacerbated due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tackling mental health issues does not only help to improve the mental well-being of people but, it can also improve their physical health. Research has found that poor mental health limits a person’s ability to work successfully, reach their full potential, and contribute to their community. Therefore, tackling mental health issues can help Mauritius increase the overall health of its population and the quality of life of its people. But is Mauritius doing enough to tackle this issue? And if not, what can be done to tackle this issue?
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Body-shaming has long been a part of the Mauritian culture. Whether it is done intentionally or unintentionally, no one should feel self-conscious about their weight, clothing size, skin colour, or physical form just because they do not have what society considers to be “the ideal body type.”
As a result, unrealistic cultural ideals and unfavourable media depictions of body image negatively impact not only a person’s self-worth and self-esteem but also their mental health. Social anxiety, depression, and eating disorders are some of the issues that might arise. Therefore, tackling body-shaming is one of the ways to improve mental health in Mauritius.
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