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    The Mauritian Government is committed to look after the welfare of its citizens in a globalised world. Stakeholders from various organisations are collaborating to enhance the quality of life of each Mauritian. However, Mauritius is characterized by a decline in moral and human values, thus our society is exposed to all kinds of deviant activities. There is a strong need to find out the root causes of this situation keeping in mind the identification of sociological problems to increase public awareness. Proposed solutions are provided to improve and safeguard our way of life, encouraging Mauritians to contribute fairly well in the social and economic development of their country.

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    Significant educational failures and drop-outs among our young people. Those who are motivated and supported by in-school factors and out-school factors find their way out while others are left behind. Improvement of educational achievement among young people, especially youth from disadvantaged background. Decrease the rate of educational failures.

    Proposed solutions:
    1. Formal curriculum: empower students to develop the culture of learning and hard work to complete secondary education. The curriculum should lay foundation to optimize the innate aptitudes of each and every one in order to ‘leave no one behind’. Grant access to quality education.
    2. Hidden curriculum: Promote the development of moral values and civics in every child and adopt an inclusive, integrated and holistic approach through sports, debates, conferences, various continuous follow-ups, parental interest. Remove the concepts of labelling and self-fulfilling prophecy among students. Providing wider participation in extra-curricular activities, visiting cultural and historical institutions and monuments. Provide career guidance.
    3. Youth economic empowerment.Giving them facilities to create their own business through entrepreneurship. Invest in projects, reduce vulnerability, enabling the poor to overcome poverty and to fight against the ‘culture of Poverty’
    4. Provide credit facilities and make young people become more responsible and prone to take ownership of their decision and problems. Provide them with infrastructural support related to sanitation, water supply, roads, shelter. Improvement in quality of life, human rights, basic needs, distribution of income, environmental sustainability, livelihood sustainability.

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