Hello, my name is Chelsy Madison Tow nam. I’m 15 years old. I study at Loreto College of Port Louis and am in grade 9. I’m part of the YUVA’s Robotics Team Mauritius, participating in the FIRST Global Challenge 2022.
I’m very introverted and have a lot of difficulties communicating with others, making it hard for me to make new friends. Fortunately, when I joined YUVA Mauritius, my teammates were friendly to me, making it easy for me to get to know each of them. Also, getting used to a new environment takes me a lot of time.
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Like in most countries, robotics in Mauritius is used daily for the most common tasks. The fast-growing influence of AI in every aspect of our lives raises the question of whether our education system caters to understanding these changes and if young Mauritians are adequately equipped to contribute to this field.
To answer these questions, this article provides an overview of robotics at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.
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My name is Zakiya Neamuth. I am 18 years old and currently in grade 11 at Hamilton College situated at Mahebourg. I have been selected to be part of YUVA’s Robotics Team Mauritius for the FIRST Global Challenge 2022.
My love and interest for robotics began in November 2018 when Sophia, the humanoid, was brought to Mauritius. I must admit that this wonder of engineering, science and psychology was captivating and made me read and research more about robots since then.
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My name is Abhinn Kaushik. I am 15 years old and am pursuing my IB diploma studies at Le Bocage International School. I am part of FIRST Global’s official Robotics Team Mauritius.
Since the age of 12, I have been intrigued by the field of robotics. It all started from a small Dr Mady’s electronic set for beginners, from where I was introduced to the concept of electronics. Later, I could implement this knowledge I gained into robotics via the Arduino. I was shocked to see the potential of this microcontroller and how it could be used to induce change in our day-to-day lives.
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Mauritius is getting ready to participate in the 2022 FIRST Global Challenge in Geneva this October. Team Mauritius is being prepared for Robotics Assembling, Robotics Programming and Robotics Strategy by YUVA’s speciality school, YUVA Academy.
The FIRST Global Challenge is an Olympics-style, international robotics competition that takes place in a different country each year. FIRST Global invites each nation to send a team to build and program a robot to compete. Teams work together to complete tasks in a game themed around one of the greatest challenges facing our planet, including the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering, in an effort to foster understanding and cooperation among the youth of the world as they use their abilities to solve the world’s problems. The challenges we face as a global society need to be solved, and the next generation can meet the task — together.
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YUVA is excited to announce that the 2022 FIRST Global Challenge will be hosted by Geneva, Switzerland, in October 2022! We are therefore inviting young Mauritians of 15-18 years old to apply to be part of the 2022 Robotics Team Mauritius.
You can watch the announcement video here. You can also view the latest FIRST Global Newsletter and press release with additional details.
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YUVA, one of the largest and most active youth-led NGOs of Mauritius, joins YUVA Academy, its subsidiary for launching an intensive free leadership programme for secondary school students of Zone 2.
Designed for a 12-hour duration, this leadership programme challenges secondary school students to apply learning using a realistic simulation, based on real-world leadership experiences.
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YUVA is organising a forum on the “Sustainable Development Goals – 12 Goals to Transform Mauritius” with YUVANs, secondary school students, university students, government officials, NGO representatives and personalities from the corporate sector as participants.
In this context, YUVA invites you and officials of your organisation as participants on Friday 26 February 2016, from 09:00hr to noon at Municipality of Port Louis.
As YUVA notes, this year is a time for national action. From January 2016, YUVA adopts 12 Sustainable Development Goals to achieve extraordinary things in the next 10 years: end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, and protect the island. These Sustainable Development Goals set a course to achieve these objectives – for people everywhere. This is a time to feel hopeful, not hopeless, about our national future.
This is an era of historic opportunity. We can be the first youth generation to end extreme poverty, the most determined youth generation in history to end injustice and inequality, and the last youth generation to be threatened by climate change. With the adoption of a new development agenda and sustainable development goals, we can set Mauritius on course for a better future. The Goals serve as YUVANs’ to-do list from January 2016 to December 2025. The Goals and targets will stimulate action over the next 10 years in areas of critical importance for Mauritius.
We rely on your collaboration and shall be pleased to have your presence for the Mauritius Youth Parliament‘s session 4.