Youth for Christ in Mauritius started in 1974 with missions from Southern Africa through the initiative of Denis House and Geoff Rutter. On 8 June 1980, Youth for Christ Mauritius was officially fully chartered. Terry and Pauline Sparks were the first full-time workers and Rodney Curpanen became the first National Director. Cyril Palan after being a Board Member became Secretary, then Board Chair, Acting National Director and National Director and currently Regional Director. Dylan Palan took over as National Director in 2018.
Youth for Christ Mauritius operates a Youth Resource Centre along with a Basket Ball Pitch and an Adventure Park in the center of the island where numerous activities are regularly organized: sports, music, clubs, trainings, outings, social involvements and outreach programs, geared towards youth interests.
The second COVID-19 wave triggered the need for a reshaping, especially with islanders less accustomed to online ministry. However, we must face realities and align ourselves to this crucial situation and find ways to reach the younger generation with the Gospel.