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Ministry of Youth & Sports

National Youth Council


National Youth Council
Saint François Xavier Stadium

Plaine Verte -Port Louis
Tel: 240 3558 
Fax:217 4882
Email:nycmauritius@gmail.com
Website:www.nycmauritius.com
 
About the NYC
The National Youth Council (NYC) is a body corporate under the aegis of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. It has been established under the NYC Act 1998 to serve as a bridge between the government and the youth. It grants affiliation to National Youth Organisations and also functions as an advisory board to the Minister on the development and implementation of programmes to integrate youth in all sectors of national development.
 
Vision
To create a responsible youth citizenship imbued with multidisciplinary skills that would contribute efficiently and effectively in all spheres of the development of Mauritius.
 
Mission
To be an effective communication vehicle that would foster sustainable youth development through appropriate empowerment programmes, networking, good governance and advocacy.

Objectives
The main objectives of the National Youth Council are:
  • To establish and maintain effective communication between government and youth organisations.
  • To ensure coordination of activities of youth organisations.
  • To assist in the implementation and evaluation of government policies in relation to youth needs,
  • To initiate youth development projects and activities with the aim of encouraging the active participation of young people in the process of their own empowerment.

To attain its objectives the National Youth Council has to examine and evaluate the contribution of youth to the various sectors of development in the light of national needs and priorities and also study specific areas where the participation of youth should be invited or strengthened.

How does the NYC function?
The National Youth Council is administered by a board comprising of 9 members and has to:
  • Advise the minister on the development and implementation of programmes to integrate youth in all sectors of national development.
  • Grant affiliation to National Youth Organisations.
  • Allocate grants to Regional Youth Councils.
Who can become a member of the Council?
  • Any national youth organisation may apply to the council for affiliation.
  • Every national youth organisation shall on applying to become a member of the council submit a certified copy of its rules to the council.
  • Every national youth organisation shall within 21 days of any amendment made to its rule, submit a copy of the amendment to the council.
  • Every Regional Youth Council under the responsibility to the National Youth Council.