Social work in India has become increasingly important with the rapid advancement of technology and economic development. With a population of 1.3 billion, it is essential to provide healthcare access to all segments of society, promoting gender and socio-economic equality, helping those affected by poverty or disability, improving education initiatives, addressing substance abuse issues and tackling other social challenges.
This article aims to examine the latest statistics surrounding social work in India today. We’ll explore how much progress has been made over time, which populations are most served by these services and what potential challenges could impede further growth. Ultimately we will outline some practical solutions that individuals can take on to help contribute to positive change in Indian communities through solidary efforts nationwide.
Continue reading “The Impact of Social Work in India: A Look at the Statistics”
Discover the unique challenges faced by families and individuals with autism in Mauritius. And learn how you can make a difference in their lives.
Being diagnosed with autism can be a challenge for individuals and families all over the world, and sometimes even more so in places like Mauritius, where not much is known about the condition. While it’s an increasingly talked-about topic worldwide, certain aspects of care still remain undiscovered partially because autism symptoms differ from one person to another.
Continue reading “Autism in Mauritius: World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April”
As two neighbouring countries in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius and India have much to learn from one another. Here’s a look at five key lessons Mauritius should learn from India – the world’s largest democracy and top emerging economy.
While there are vast differences between their histories and economies, both countries can take inspiration from each other’s strengths for mutual benefit. By understanding what works best for India – which has decades of experience as a global power – Mauritians can bring innovative developments back home for our own country’s growth! From embracing diversity and developing digital infrastructure to establishing more female-friendly policies, these are all areas of vital importance where we can gain insights from our neighbour across the sea.
Continue reading “5 Things Mauritius Should Learn from India in 2023”
Have you ever been in a situation where every contact is forwarding you the same message on WhatsApp about that particular thing?
As soon as you open YouTube, every video talks about that one thing.
Every notification you receive on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter tell you about that particular thing.
Have you ever seen fake news spreading with the speed of light?
You must have seen it because it is too familiar nowadays.
Continue reading “Effects of Fake News on Social Media”
We did it! Thank you to all those who supported Team Mauritius as our young team members competed in the sixth edition of FIRST Global’s international event. STEM Education has a platform to call home!
Despite the many challenges teams faced, youth from around the world came together to celebrate the beauty of STEM innovation, collaboration and working together to make our world a better place. Check out the photos and videos below for a taste of the excitement!
Continue reading “STEM Education: Thank You for Bringing the World Together!”
Geneva is hosting the FIRST Global Challenge from 13 to 16 October 2022 at Palexpo, an international Olympic-style robotics competition. 7 young Mauritians reached Geneva yesterday to participate in this international robotics competition.
This is the 6th edition and the first event in Europe that will bring together future leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in a collaborative competition that aims to find solutions to the world’s biggest challenges. The event will be open to the public, but no advance tickets will be available.
Continue reading “7 Young Mauritians in Geneva for International Robotics Competition”
This article takes a look at the top 10 NGOs in Mauritius. Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) or Non-Profit organisations (NPOs) are essential for any community’s development. NGOs are independent of any government, and they serve social and humanitarian causes. NGOs in Mauritius lead the healthcare and education movements.
Continue reading “Top 10 NGOs in Mauritius”
Gender Inequality has many intersections. Most societal structures, from the government to families, are patriarchal. At the core of any society are the economy and jobs. Roles and work assigned to men perpetuate the belief that men can only do specific jobs. This is not sustainable.
The pandemic worsened employment levels across all genders, disproportionately so for women. This article looks at how Kenya and Ghana address gender disparities and challenge workplace stereotypes.
Continue reading “Addressing Gender Inequality in Africa Post-COVID-19”
Since 2000, the world has celebrated International Mother Language Day on 21 February. A language is considerably more than simply a means of communication. Language, notably the mother tongue, is a vital aspect of different cultures worldwide. International Mother Language Day aims to enhance global awareness of language, cultural diversity, and multilingualism. But what are the history and importance of this day?
According to the United Nations, languages are strategically crucial for individuals and the world due to their complex consequences for identity, communication, social integration, education, and growth. They are, unfortunately, increasingly threatened or on the verge of extinction because of globalisation. However, they are an essential part of preserving cultures all over the world.
Continue reading “21 February: International Mother Language Day”
Every year, numerous events occur on February 11 to commemorate International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Each possibility is distinct, as diverse, and inventive as the individuals and organisations engaged. The 7th International Assembly of Women and Girls in Science will be conducted virtually this year at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. But what are the importance and history of this day?
Gender equality has long been a priority for the United Nations. Along with science and the empowerment of women and girls, they are all critical to global economic development and progress toward achieving internationally agreed-upon development goals, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the last 15 years, the international community has worked hard to inspire and engage women and girls in science. Nonetheless, they continue to face challenges that prevent them from actively engaging in science.
Continue reading “11 February: International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022”
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, social workers have encountered several difficulties to keep providing care to people who need them. In Mauritius, the epidemic has exacerbated challenges for those with mental health issues, addictions, poverty, homelessness, and violence, thus increasing the importance of social work in society.
To provide quality services throughout the pandemic, social workers are usually forced to make tough decisions and adapt to new approaches to working. However, to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected social work, it is first essential to understand social work and its importance in Mauritian society.
Continue reading “How Covid-19 Changed Social Work in Mauritius”
Non-profit organisations often face difficulties in their day-to-day operations. Be it a lack of staff or a tight budget due to lack of funding, non-profits have to navigate through several issues to keep the organisation running. However, thanks to modern technology, there are numerous apps available that aid and ease the operations of NGOs.
Though some are free while others are paid, they work just as effectively as human staff and sometimes even help in reducing operational costs. Some apps even offer special prices to NGOs. The following apps are among the highest rating apps for NGOs.
Continue reading “Top 5 Financial Mobile Apps that NGOs Should Use”
Mental health is an essential factor at every phase of life, from childhood to adulthood. With the growing generation, mental health illness is becoming a serious issue worldwide, where people are busy with their workload and neglecting their mental wellbeing.
Half of the people concerned with mental illness are reluctant to seek treatment for their mental health in fear of being stigmatised, or there might also be some financial explanations. Because of such circumstances, there have been new amended alternatives to take good care of your mental health and prevent adverse consequences.
Continue reading “Top 10 Mobile Apps to Combat Mental Health”
Trois étudiants mauriciens ont été sélectionnés pour représenter Maurice au concours de robotique FIRST Global Challenge (FGC) 2018.
Ils commencent la construction de leur robot à la salle de formation YUVA aujourd’hui pour la compétition. Puis, s’envoleront vers le Mexique en août pour participer à la compétition mondiale. Continue reading “Concours de robotique : 3 YUVANs représenteront Maurice au FIRST Global Challenge 2018 (Mexique)”
Are you between 14-18 years old?
Are you passionate about science and technology?
Do you want to participate in the FIRST Global Challenge 2018 in the Mexico city, this August? Continue reading “Call for applications: FIRST Global Challenge 2018”