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”
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”
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”
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 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.Continue reading “Krishna Athal talks about “The Future of Digital Society” at FutureFest of African Leadership University”
Scholarship: Ashinaga Africa Initiative Registration 2020
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.Continue reading “Scholarship: Ashinaga Africa Initiative Registration 2020”
Deportation of Mauritian National: The World Could Do With a Lot Less Keyboard Warriors
Who would have imagined, years ago, that our first priority before enjoying a delicious meal with someone we cherish would first need to be documented so that it could be posted on Instagram and Facebook?
Who would have thought that our children would start learning what is appropriate, not at a university, so that their social media content would not appear as an attack on any individual or institution?Continue reading “Deportation of Mauritian National: The World Could Do With a Lot Less Keyboard Warriors”
Blueprint for employment: Change the way we learn to change the way we live
We’ve always been told and made to understand that education is the key to our career success. Finish school, enrol in university, earn your degree, and enter the job market ready to impart your newly learned skills and knowledge. In more recent years, the model may have slightly changed and people can take different routes to achieve career success, but the premise is still pretty much intact.
Similarly, there seems to be a common thought trend that the more education one partakes in, the more productive they will be for the workforce. It’s not uncommon or out of the ordinary to cling to a thought like this; after all, the assumption is that the more you have studied and learned, the better you will be in whatever job you are working in.Continue reading “Blueprint for employment: Change the way we learn to change the way we live”
YUVA participates in UTM’s Community Learning and Engagement 2019 at MACOSS Regional Leadership Centre
The Mauritius Council of Social Service (MACOSS), in collaboration with the University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM), invited various Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) on Friday 26 April 2019 at the MACOSS Regional Leadership Centre to participate in the 2019 edition of the CLEn Programme.
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YUVA responded positively to the call, along with many other NGOs, including APEDED, Befrienders, APSA and The Mauritius Scouts Association.
YUVA participates in African Leadership College Career Fair 2019
A warm welcome and introduction to ALU and the fair was done by Mr Theodore Sutherland, the Head of College. He shared the vision of ALU, their innovative learning model and the approach to preparing work-ready talent in the 21st century. Furthermore, Mr Christopher Williams, one of our global experts in
YUVA participates in University of Mauritius NGO Fair 2019
On 29 March 2019, YUVA celebrated the World NGO Day 2019 with university students and NGO representatives on the campus of the University of Mauritius (UoM).
World NGO Day is a day for NGOs around the globe to share knowledge and experiences with one another. It aims to educate individuals worldwide on NGOs and their impact. The World NGO Day also provides an opportunity to honour and remember NGO founders, employees, volunteers, members and supporters.Continue reading “YUVA participates in University of Mauritius NGO Fair 2019”
YUVA Academy, Greenwich University Pakistan Mauritius Branch Campus sign MoU to promote academic and cultural exchanges
YUVA Academy and Greenwich University Pakistan Mauritius Branch Campus have signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday, 23 November 2018, which aims at establishing and developing a close partnership to promote academic and cultural exchanges between the two institutions through mutual assistance in areas of students and faculty exchange, teaching, research, joint academic programs, and other fields of common interest. Continue reading “YUVA Academy, Greenwich University Pakistan Mauritius Branch Campus sign MoU to promote academic and cultural exchanges”
Fully Funded Undergraduate Scholarship for Mauritians Having Lost One or Both Parents
YUVA’s international partner Ashinaga has an opportunity, which could be of interest to some of our Mauritian youth, the details of which are below:
The Ashinaga Africa Initiative is a fully funded academic leadership program 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. Ashinaga’s vision is that after graduating from university abroad, its scholars will return to Sub Saharan Africa to become leaders and empower others.
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