Reading is a highly encouraging activity. Below are some of the most creative and innovative reading campaigns launched around the world to promote reading:Continue reading “Top 5 Most Creative & Innovative Reading Campaigns”
Why You Should Be Worried About the Future of Reading Culture in Mauritius
A reading culture is defined as an environment where reading is cherished, respected, and encouraged. Reading is more than just a pastime or a requirement for schoolwork. But does Mauritius have a reading culture?
Reading plays a vital role in society – from reading emails, text messages, road signs, or advertisements. In reality, even individuals who claim to despise reading do so daily. Therefore, reading is not just essential to future career success. It can also benefit youngsters in future relationships while maintaining a household and other aspects of their personal life.
Unfortunately, many individuals, particularly young people, are losing interest in reading in Mauritius. But what is the importance of having a culture of reading, and what are the ways to foster it?Continue reading “Why You Should Be Worried About the Future of Reading Culture in Mauritius”
Is Having a Boyfriend or Girlfriend Right at the Age of 15?
Around their mid-teens, adolescents’ interest in dating tends to grow more, explaining why 15 years olds are dating more and more these days. But is 15 an appropriate age to start dating, and what are the benefits and consequences of teenage dating?
Dating is a natural, healthy, and crucial component of the emotional development of any young person. However, some may start dating at a very young age, and parents often fear that their child will get hurt, manipulated, or heartbroken.Continue reading “Is Having a Boyfriend or Girlfriend Right at the Age of 15?”
10 Ways Through Which Kids Can Reject Body-Shaming
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.Continue reading “10 Ways Through Which Kids Can Reject Body-Shaming”
5 Ways to Tackle Body-Shaming in Mauritius
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.Continue reading “5 Ways to Tackle Body-Shaming in Mauritius”
The Best Approach to Child Attachment During COVID-19 Lockdown for 6 Countries
The COVID-19 global crisis forced the world to be in a complete lockdown, including schools’ closures and work to stop the spread of the disease. Parents staying at home with their children may negatively and positively impact the child’s psychological well-being.
Many countries reported a fall in child attachment, while other countries showed that the lockdown increased child attachment. This article highlights six different countries with child’s attachment during the lockdown.Continue reading “The Best Approach to Child Attachment During COVID-19 Lockdown for 6 Countries”
The 8 Most Important Skills Post-COVID-19 for Sustainability
The COVID-19 has made the world realise that we should learn and adapt to new skills and changes to sustain the pandemic.
From schools to companies, every organisation had to recreate new strategies and policies during the pandemic to help their business and institutions survive. To stand up in this pandemic, individuals will need to reskill and upskill their talents, which will be discussed below in this article. In the following article, we offer eight skills an individual can apply in their daily activities throughout their lives within a post-COVID-19 world. The skills that would be crucial in this pandemic are:Continue reading “The 8 Most Important Skills Post-COVID-19 for Sustainability”
The Devastating Impact of Coronavirus on Education in Mauritius
According to the COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) ACT 2020, it is stated that upon any declaration of an epidemic, which can prove to be harmful to the students, all educational institutions are allowed to close and start learning from a distance.
Soon after the lockdown announcement, the Ministry of Education decided to move to online teaching for pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions during the lockdown period. They will also assist staff to implement this new type of learning. The government approved giving 2572 tablets to children under the Social Register of Mauritius (SRM) for poor households.Continue reading “The Devastating Impact of Coronavirus on Education in Mauritius”
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:Continue reading “You Know the 9 Students Selected for Team Mauritius? Check Them Out”
24 January: Mauritius celebrates International Day of Education 2021
The right to education is enshrined in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration calls for free and compulsory elementary education. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted in 1989, goes further to stipulate that countries shall make higher education accessible to all.
When it adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, the international community recognized that education is essential for the success of all 17 of its goals. Sustainable Development Goal 4, in particular, aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030.Continue reading “24 January: Mauritius celebrates International Day of Education 2021”
World Teachers’ Day 2020: Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the Future
Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.
This Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions. The Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel was adopted in 1997 to complement the 1966 Recommendation by covering teaching and research personnel in higher education.Continue reading “World Teachers’ Day 2020: Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the Future”
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Mauritius: Infographics for Safety
Help your school, office or community get to grips with the latest coronavirus advice by downloading these A3 posters and sticking them around.Continue reading “Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Mauritius: Infographics for Safety”
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.Continue reading “Promoting STEM Education in Mauritius: YUVA Academy launches Robotics Programme”
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.Continue reading “YUVA selects Lurvish Polodoo of Royal College Port Louis to represent Mauritius in Robotics Competition in Dubai”
YUVA selects 14-year old Taran Dhani of MITD to represent Mauritius in Robotics Competition in Dubai
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.Continue reading “YUVA selects 14-year old Taran Dhani of MITD to represent Mauritius in Robotics Competition in Dubai”