FIRST Global is the world’s response to urgent challenges that require a global solution. Today’s challenges do not stop in one community, one province, or one country. Global problems call for international efforts to develop innovations and the will to apply them. There is a needed role for every citizen in every country. FIRST Global is leading a movement to promote global collaboration and interdependence.
Below are FIRST Global’s Declaration of Interdependence and its accompanying Bill of Responsibilities. Together, these documents represent the foundational credo of FIRST Global: we are a community dedicated to the cooperative pursuit of a more peaceful world, achieved by innovating together to ensure the life, liberty, success, advancement, and happiness of all who share our planet.
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In the months leading up to the 2023 FIRST Global Challenge, YUVA will be sharing information about team activities, event preparation, and more to help you get ready for our competition in Singapore this October. Stay tuned for updates as the 2023 season unfolds!
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The National Education Policy 2020 is a landmark decision to transform the educational system of India. After three decades, this legislation overhauls the existing education structure and introduces comprehensive changes.
NEP seeks to promote equity, inclusivity, quality, sustainability and internationalisation of the Indian education system. It emphasises bringing access for all students regardless of their socioeconomic status or geographically challenged locations.
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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 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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YUVA Academy expands its wings. On
Thursday, 26 September 2019, YUVA completed another round of its Moral and
Civic Education (MCE) Programme. Through the training, the young students were
able to engage in stimulating conversations about philosophical, creative,
analytical and critical thinking.
In the first session, the Grade 10 and 12 students of the Bhujoharry College La Tour Koenig took their seats in the classroom, both full of expectation yet somewhat reserved. After introducing himself the trainer, Mr Padayachy started the session by explaining YUVA’s mission as an organisation and detailing the acronym: Youth United in Voluntary Action (YUVA). He went on to explain what the MCE programme is about. He then asked the students whether, and to what extent, they had already encountered these teaching contents. Many responded shyly to this question; most students are not often confronted with the themes of morality, critical or independent thinking, or even individuality.
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On Tuesday, 24 September 2019, YUVA Academy had a stimulating and intensive session with 118 students of Dunputh Lallah SSS, in Curepipe. The Moral and Civic Education course was delivered, with a focus on Environmental Conservation. The trainer, Mr. Kris Padayachy, was thrilled by the numerous motivated participants.
Mr. Padayachy started the session by asking the Grade 7 students what volunteering means to them. He urged them to realise that at the root of the word is “volonte,” the French word for volition. Mr. Padayachy instilled confidence in the students, telling them that the only way to make positive changes in society is by being engaged and taking action.
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The YUVA Academy completed the Moral and Civic Education Programme successfully with 47 students of the MEDCO Alex Bhujoharry Girls College. The 10-hour programme was facilitated by YUVA Academy Trainer, Mr Kris Padayachy.
YUVA’s aim behind delivering the Moral and Civic Education (MCE) programme to students across Mauritius is to imbibe in them proper values, morals and ethics so as to grow up into responsible, educated and well-developed adults as well as exemplary citizens of the country.
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On Thursday, 4 September 2019, the YUVA Academy was once again able to
conduct its Moral and Civic Education (MCE) programme with 47 students of the
MEDCO Alex Bhujoharry Girls College.
After the classroom had finally filled up and the 47 students had taken their seats, the trainer, Mr Kris Padayachy, broke the ice by explaining that he himself used to attend this school many years ago. This relaxed the atmosphere and from then on, the students listened attentively.
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The Ashinaga Africa Initiative is a fully funded academic leadership programme that aims to provide high potential orphaned students from across Sub Saharan Africa with access to higher education in Japan, the U.S.A. and Europe.
Our vision is that after graduating from university abroad, our scholars will return to Mauritius to become leaders and empower others.
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The YUVA Academy has successfully launched its Moral and Civic Education programme at the Jean Marie Frank Richard State Secondary School, La Tour Koenig on Tuesday, 13 August 2019. During this first session, Mr Kris Padayachy, the trainer, and the YUVA team welcomed 38 determined and dynamic students.
The session opened with an introduction of the students before getting to the first topic of the day, which was ‘Respect’. Mr Padayachy talked about the respect of the self and the respect of others. During this part of the session, the students were a little shy to participate, so Mr Padayachy had a little chat with them to make them feel at ease. They were asked about where they live and at what time they reach school in the morning. After that, the students felt more comfortable to speak out during the rest of the session.
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Le programme d’éducation civique et morale de la YUVA Academy a été achevé avec succès le jeudi 25 juillet 2019 à l’association ELLES C NOUS. L’équipe de YUVA a eu la formidable occasion de travailler avec un groupe de 24 étudiants passionnants au cours de deux journées de travail acharné.
La première session a débuté par une introduction des élèves. Chaque élève s’est présenté en nous indiquant leur nom, âge et leur école. Grâce à cette courte introduction, notre équipe a eu la chance de pouvoir établir un premier contact et faire la connaissance d’une vingtaine d’élèves entre 10 et 16 ans.
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Communiqué issued by YUVA to Secondary School Rectors on this Thursday, 25 July 2019, concerning the call of applications for the Global Robotics Challenge 2019:
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Throughout the formal education system in Mauritius, students are expected to conform to a standardised academic curriculum regardless of their ability. Besides, some may experience a disrupted education on account of economic and structural barriers.
As such, these students are often referred to as slow learners because they encounter difficulties in grasping the rudimentary and therefore, should be allowed to learn at their own pace. This situation cries out for remedial education. Remedial classes are synonymous to a medicine necessary to cure the slow learners of their learning difficulties and hence, improve their educational performance.
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YUVA was invited for the Prize Giving and Music Day ceremony at La Gaulette State Secondary School where students were awarded a Certificate of Achievement on successfully completing YUVA’s Moral and Civic Education Programme. Each and every student participated thoroughly throughout the Programme at their school.
The students were able to learn about the “Ethics”, which was the first topic, which is important for juniors to become respectable people.
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As from next month, YUVA is starting free remedial classes for needy secondary school students living in the north. If you know any such eligible student, feel free to recommend him/her to us at 2181732.
We believe that every child possesses a unique capability. But in a formal classroom, a student doesn’t get the scope to learn as per his/her choice and needs. Students are bound to follow an organised curriculum despite having disinterest for many subjects. So they fail to understand the subjects which do not interest them. Often they don’t take part in the interactive session. Sometimes they are humiliated in the formal classroom for their disinterest.
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