28 November 2014
Friday, 28 November 2014 14:00
The 2014 edition of awareness campaign on road safety by ‘Cité Zen’ ended on Friday 21 November during an award ceremony. The winners of the various competitions, held during the year to educate the youth about road safety, received their awards at the headquarters of Vivo Energy Mauritius, the initiator of the project.
Friday, 21 November 2014 14:00
Unemployment is gaining ground among youngsters, especially graduates. During the current electoral campaign, both main alliances have promised new measures for the young unemployed: Create new jobs, introduce unemployment allowance for graduates and to finance any additional studies to upgrade their skills. News on Sunday sought the views of a few young persons on these issues.
Published in People
Friday, 22 August 2014 13:59
Adolescence is a period of dramatic and drastic changes. The journey from childhood to adulthood can be complex and challenging. On 12 August, the world celebrated the International Youth Day and this year, the theme was “youth and mental health.” The young often experience stigma and discrimination which undoubtedly has a negative impact on their growth. News On Sunday explores this reality in Mauritius.
Published in Education
Friday, 18 April 2014 13:59
Electoral reform and the White Paper have taken centre stage in Mauritian politics and are even the main topic of conversation of the man in the street.
Published in Education
Friday, 31 January 2014 05:59
Mauritius is on a verge of becoming one of the toughest sovereignty in the recruitment system, you heard me right, a reckless system I'm afraid! With mostly everyone holding a degree today to ending up later sitting on their bum watching tv and munching on their nails.
Friday, 06 December 2013 14:00
The youth is the future of the country and hopes to build a better Mauritius lie with them only. With this in mind, the second edition of the National Institute for Citizenship Education (NICE) was officially launched in the four educational zones on Monday. Over a period of ten days, some 400 youth will be empowered to become responsible and active citizens.
Friday, 25 October 2013 09:00
Recently, there has been much hustle and bustle about reducing the right to vote to 16 in our island. 142 countries have age 18 as their voting age. Countries such as Taiwan and Japan do not give their young people the right to vote until they are 21.
Friday, 30 August 2013 08:32
The role of young people in the agricultural sector has been debated extensively and for good reasons. Youth unemployment in Mauritius, especially in the agricultural sector is a huge challenge with potentially severe consequences. The food sector is the most important sector in any country and the questions that arise here are who are going to replace the farmers on the fields in the coming years, how to increase and encourage youth participation and interest in agriculture and what makes the bad image of agriculture among the youngsters.
Friday, 03 May 2013 18:06
“A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune’s inequality exhibits under this sun,” once said Thomas Carlyle. After years of studies when the fresh graduates are now willing to adopt a professional stance to life, they get the greatest disappointment- UNEMPLOYMENT. Many fresh graduates in Mauritius are currently facing this crisis. Unemployment has many negative effects on the youth. Some of the graduates have agreed to share their experience with News on Sunday.
Published in Society
Friday, 08 March 2013 11:11
According to official statistics, each year, about 1,000 to 1,500 graduates join the hoard of unemployed persons, who number to 30,000. A quarter of them consist of young people between 16 and 30 years old. What is therefore the future of our youths in a global economy characterised by jobless growth?