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FOSTERING SELF SUSTAINING COMMUNITIES


PROBLEMS IDENTIFIED

SIZEABLE SCHOOL DROPOUT The figures in the bar chart on the right demonstrates a sizeable high school dropout from the CPE level to the end of secondary school. Drop out are mainly caused by lack of information about education and the various prospects available, the lack of motivation (lack of resources and support) and lack of finances ( Student willing to earn or not able to afford to pursue higher studies). Even if primary and secondary education is free and accessible, very few young Mauritians living in poverty stricken areas complete high school and opt for higher studies.

“revealing that there were 20,000 young Mauritians unemployed. One quarter of this figure are young graduates. Youth Unemployment in Mauritius has soared to reach 23.4% of the 16- 24 years group�

EDUCATION AND UNEMPLOYMENT The National Economic and Social Council (NESC) issued a report in October 2013 revealing that there were 20,000 young Mauritians unemployed. One quarter of this figure are young graduates. Youth Unemployment in Mauritius has soared to reach 23.4% of the 1624 years group. The youth unemployment rate triples the national unemployment rate. There is a clear correlation between education and unemployment. 62% of unemployed youth have not completed their high school education.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE Unemployed figures keep on increasing as demand considerably exceeds supply for jobs. For the first quarter of this 2015, 50,300 unemployed were registered compared to the lean amount of vacancies in the public service which is approximately 7 000 while the number of vacancies in the private sector amount to an overall figure close to 13 000 jobs available. The expected economic growth rate (4.1%) at the beginning of the year being revised downward to 3.8% clearly indicates that the supply of jobs will be lower than expected.


PROBLEMS IDENTIFIED “More engaged, empowered, the Mauritian youth can and will unquestionably make a difference in our generation.”

WHY YOUTH SCEAL? The youth play an important role in the community and they have the power to bring innovative ideas which are unquestionably essential to a healthy evolution of society. Youth SCEAL exists to empower young Mauritians and rally young people to drive community development and improve livelihood. OUR HISTORY Founded in 2013, Youth S.C.E.A.L is a youth led organisation with the overarching aim to be a platform of information and services fostering selfsustaining communities through capacity building of its inhabitants (specially the youth) and promotion of education and entrepreneurship. S.C.E.A.L. stands for Social Change through Education/Entrepreneurship & Active Leadership.

AREAS OF INTERVENTION • Education • Employability • Entrepreneurship More engaged, empowered, the Mauritian youth can and will unquestionably make a difference in our generation.


ABOUT US

OUR VISION Empower every young person in Mauritius in building self-sustaining communities.

OUR MISSION Providing the youth with the right skills and intellectual resources to positively impact the society and foster selfsustaining communities.

OUR VALUES  Passionate about delivering unique and powerful experiences.  Commitment and transparency to our stakeholder.  Striving to be a pioneer in our approach. REGISTRATION NUMBER 13502, under the registrar of association.

“through our sessions, we encourage the youth to become skilled professionals through the showcase of pathways towards future careers”

OUR APPROACH Willing to counter the sizeable school dropout prevailing in underprivileged communities, Youth S.C.E.A.L delivers information sessions about existing opportunities and develop a support mechanism to accompany the young person in his/her journey. Lack of awareness of existing opportunities being one of the major reasons promoting school dropout, through our sessions, we encourage the youth to become skilled professionals through the showcase of pathways towards future careers. In addition to initiatives aiming to bridge the existing literacy gap, we run initiatives that are geared towards the promotion of entrepreneurial ventures and consequently, the development of the local entrepreneurial eco-system.


OUR PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM(CEP) At Youth SCEAL, we believe that community empowerment can be achieved via education and entrepreneurship through dissemination of information aiming at enhancing awareness and most importantly foster an environment where equality of opportunities prevail. Under this program, two main initiatives have been developed, Ekleraz and Esafodaz. The latter is a business incubator at grassroot level and Ekleraz focuses on career guidance to pursue higher studies.

“This initiative also aims at promoting young Mauritians and youth initiatives in general across the country and portray young people as role models.�

YOUTH TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES (YTC) Collaboration and sharing of information being the strategy. Through this program, we wish to create a collaborative and participate environment where other youth organizations in Mauritius will join hands to combat existing societal problems. This initiative also aims at promoting young Mauritians and youth initiatives in general across the country and portray young people as role models. Since March 2014, the Youth SCEAL blog has been launched and along with our facebook page are our main communication channels.

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM (SEP) Engage Mauritian youth to be part of this generation fostering societal change through engagement in volunteering activities. Volunteerism indeed complements formal education in teaching the skills that are required for the job market, such as leadership, teamwork, problemsolving, planning, management, creativity, communication and negotiation. This is especially important given the current global economic downturn, where competition for jobs is increasing. SEP aims at broadening the possibilities of those underprivileged communities and deepening our life experience.


PROBLEMS IDENTIFIED “If a young person has been able to succeed where others

have not, we make sure we share the story so that in the future, young Mauritians are better informed and hence, most likely to succeed”

YOUTH SCEAL BLOG Created on wordpress, a free blogging platform and launched on the 12th of March 2014, the Youth SCEAL blog has to day published more than 100 stories which have been viewed more than 20,000 times. Objectives of the blog • Shares the hopes and fears of young Mauritians • Promote youth initiatives • Inform young people on specific topics such as education, employment and entrepreneurship. Every Wednesday a new story is shared on the blog which often portrays the challenges being faced by a young Mauritian and his/her aspirations and indomitable will to make it even if it seems impossible. The blog allows us to reach out to the young people and by sharing a youth journey, we disseminate information pertaining to the existing facilities that are available and showcase that there is unquestionably a way forward. If a young person has been able to succeed where others have not, we make sure we share the story so that in the future, young Mauritians are better informed and hence, most likely to succeed. www.youthsceal.wordpress.com


ESAFODAZ The emergence of entrepreneurship and most importantly social entrepreneurship is an undeniable fact in Mauritius in 2016. Esafodaz initiative is a business incubator with the overarching aim to create economic growth and positive social impact by empowering women at grassroots level through training on the basics of entrepreneurship, personalized mentoring prior to launching their business and access to support services for their business. The pilot phase of the project will be implemented in Black River in 2016.

PROJECTS IN 2016

ESAFODAZ

EKLERAZ Education is indeed a vehicle for social transformation and pursuing higher studies not only provides the young Mauritian with higher income but it also makes that person more employable. Choosing the right field is key indeed to a brighter future and through Ekleraz, we aim at providing information to young people to facilitate their choice for higher education and foster skills development that makes the individual more employable. “create economic growth and positive social impact by empowering women at grassroots level through training on the basics of entrepreneurship, personalized mentoring prior to launching their business and access to support services for their business.�

EKLERAZ


BOARD 2016 - 2017 PRESIDENT SEAN FOURMACOU EMAIL: sean.fourmacou@gmail.com PHONE: 5916 1164 TREASURER LINDLAY TUYAU EMAIL: lintuyau@yahoo.co.uk PHONE: 5913 9178 SECRETARY LAURENT MALLET EMAIL: jblmallet@gmail.com PHONE: 5745 6024

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Introduction to Youth SCEAL  

Founded in 2013, Youth S.C.E.A.L is a youth led organisation with the overarching aim to be a platform of information and services fostering...

Introduction to Youth SCEAL  

Founded in 2013, Youth S.C.E.A.L is a youth led organisation with the overarching aim to be a platform of information and services fostering...

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