YUVA Staff Empowered on Critical Thinking at African Leadership University

On Wednesday, 4 December 2019, a workshop was organised at the African Leadership Campus on Critical Thinking, by the company Open to Possibilities, to empower 10 members of YUVA.

Open to Possibilities is a Canadian based firm that works with Businesses, Organisations and Business Leaders to help them identify their problems and facilitate proactive filled change so that they can focus on the growth of the organisation. They provide many services, such as facilitation, workshops, coaching and speaking. Ms Margo Purcell of Open to Possibilities was the facilitator for the workshop and she focused mainly on the framework that the members could equip themselves with to incorporate critical thinking in any task, project or venture they plan to engage in.

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Krishna Athal talks about “The Future of Digital Society” at FutureFest of African Leadership University

YUVA Executive Director, Krishna Athal talked about “The Future Of Digital Society In Digital Economy” during the FutureFest-ALU at the Jin Fei Auditorium.

This event brings together both students and professionals from across the island and abroad to look at the future of humanity through different lenses such as culture, technology, the digital economy, and more.

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Basesh Gala on “The past, present and future of entrepreneurship” at YALES 2018

At the YUVA Annual Leadership & Entrepreneurship Summit 2018, Basesh Gala talked on “The past, present and future of entrepreneurship”.

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YUVA President as Symposium Speaker at Middlesex University

We have immense pleasure to announce YUVA President Krishna Athal’s participation as Speaker at the Symposium at Middlesex University (Mauritius Branch).

The MDX Media Cluster, a student-led society at the university, is organising a symposium with theme “The Global Community: Building The Next Step” on Saturday 20th February 2016 from 10:00 until 13:00.



We live in a world where we’ve ended up living in a system, in a cycle. As the world’s problems become more global in reach, how can people’s domain of altruism be extended accordingly? What concrete steps can be taken to strengthen the bonds of the community?

The purpose of this event is to act as a catalyst for the youth, to change our mind-set and face the truth as it is. As well, this event aims at impacting on our individual lives in light of dynamic global pressures, with calls to action over the next few years and beyond.


The symposium shall adopt a similar style to the successful and energetic style format of TEDx events with a mix of short thought-provoking clips and interventions, probing interactive talks along with a lively audience.

The organising body aims to have a good cross cutting panel of speakers representing various fields related to the theme of the symposium, with different point of views as well. The latter shall normally consist of a maximum of four orators.

Date and Time

10:00 – 13:00 on Saturday, February 20, 2016


The organising body aims to attract a good cross section of youngsters aged between 17 and 25 inclusive. The symposium will be open to the general public as long as they fit in the targeted age group.

Programme schedule

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Krishna Athal’s intervention

YUVA President Krishna Athal would be speaking mostly on the points that he had raised in his article entitled, “What’s the Point of being a Youth?“.

  • 35% of the population of the African continent is young people
  • To include the youth in decision-making and to fight back the elders
  • Our weapons: to build up a solid, and more important a sustainable, reputation
  • To shift from immature, irresponsible and untrustworthy branding to that of a responsible, innovative and trustworthy youth African community
  • “If you want the right thing, then start doing the right thing!”

If you wish to attend the event, register on http://goo.gl/forms/3H0KPWh5Nz.