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.
Thank you for your interest in making a school or office supply donation. YUVA welcomes your desire to help us make a difference.
Many children in Mauritius are in dire need of school supplies. The parents are unfortunately not in a position to provide the quality and quantity of supplies needed. The lack of school supplies negatively affects the quality of the education that the children receive.
YUVA has responded to this need and is facilitating the donation of school supplies to needy and deserving [targeted] children.
Please note that we particularly welcome your donations of school, office and related supplies.
Donate: If you already have school and office supplies that you do not need (regardless of the quantity), please send them to us. We welcome new and gently used materials of all types.
Netbooks / Laptops / Kindles / iPads / eReaders
Spiral bound, composition and other notebooks
Backpack and other book bags
Coloured pencils, crayons and markers
Ruler with English and metric measurements
Pencil boxes / cases
Pens and pencils
Pencil sharpeners (individual and classroom)
Reams or boxes of paper
If you wish to send materials by post, forward them to:
YUVA Head Office
C/o Krishna Athal, National President
Royal Road, Petit Raffray, Mauritius