KEY MEMBERS

FOKEERBUX NAJEEB AHMAD

President & Founder

Najeeb works as Assistant Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Mauritius since December 2019 and holds a Master in Business Administration with specialization in Public Administration (with distinction) and a Bachelor in Engineering (Civil Engineering) with Honours.

Najeeb is the founder and current President of the Young Queer Alliance, a LGBTQ NGO in Mauritius as well as Board Member of Association VISA-G, a trans-led organisation in Mauritius. He also serves as a Board of Directors at MPact – Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights (formerly MSMGF) and since 2019, he is a member of the Community, Rights and Gender Advisory Group if the Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Email: najeeb.af1990@gmail.com

FOKEERBUX NAJEEB AHMAD

President & Founder

Najeeb works as Assistant Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Mauritius since December 2019 and holds a Master in Business Administration with specialization in Public Administration (with distinction) and a Bachelor in Engineering (Civil Engineering) with Honours.

Najeeb is the founder and current President of the Young Queer Alliance, a LGBTQ NGO in Mauritius as well as Board Member of Association VISA-G, a trans-led organisation in Mauritius. He also serves as a Board of Directors at MPact – Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights (formerly MSMGF) and since 2019, he is a member of the Community, Rights and Gender Advisory Group if the Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Email: najeeb.af1990@gmail.com

MICHELLE KARLA DIANE

Vice President

Karla works at the most prestigious bank of Mauritius as the first openly trans woman and is a well-known activist and pageant for the trans people.

She is the Vice President of the Young Queer Alliance and is also the Secretary of Association VISA-G, which is the first only trans-led community based organisation in Mauritius.

Karla is a community advocate on Trans issues in Mauritius and she often participates in the local media to raise awareness on Trans matters. She also participates in a number of pageant shows representing Trans people in Mauritius.

Email: Andreadiane30@gmail.com

MICHELLE KARLA DIANE

Vice President

Karla works at the most prestigious bank of Mauritius as the first openly trans woman and is a well-known activist and pageant for the trans people.

She is the Vice President of the Young Queer Alliance and is also the Secretary of Association VISA-G, which is the first only trans-led community based organisation in Mauritius.

Karla is a community advocate on Trans issues in Mauritius and she often participates in the local media to raise awareness on Trans matters. She also participates in a number of pageant shows representing Trans people in Mauritius.

Email: Andreadiane30@gmail.com

LASAVANNE JÜRGEN SOOCRAMANIEN

Secretary

Jürgen is a gender studies graduate from the University of Mauritius as well as a civic leadership graduate from the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Centre in Southern Africa. He is enrolled for a master’s in public policy and administration at the University of Mauritius.

Previously, Jürgen served as Secretary, Treasurer, and President at the Young Queer Alliance and since Febraury 2022, he is serving again as Secretary of the organisation.

Jürgen is a fervent human rights defender who has a strong interest in LGBTQIA issues, women’s rights movements, ethnic minorities, and mental health issues.

Besides, He is passionate about intersectionality, queer culture and discovering new horizons. Jürgen loves pop music, flowery shirts, hiking, theatre, public speaking, diversity and has a strong belief in satyagraha (Philosophy of non-violent resistance).

Email: info@youngqueeralliance.com

LASAVANNE JÜRGEN SOOCRAMANIEN

Secretary

Jürgen is a gender studies graduate from the University of Mauritius as well as a civic leadership graduate from the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Centre in Southern Africa. He is enrolled for a master’s in public policy and administration at the University of Mauritius.

Previously, Jürgen served as Secretary, Treasurer, and President at the Young Queer Alliance and since Febraury 2022, he is serving again as Secretary of the organisation.

Jürgen is a fervent human rights defender who has a strong interest in LGBTQIA issues, women’s rights movements, ethnic minorities, and mental health issues.

Besides, He is passionate about intersectionality, queer culture and discovering new horizons. Jürgen loves pop music, flowery shirts, hiking, theatre, public speaking, diversity and has a strong belief in satyagraha (Philosophy of non-violent resistance).

Email: info@youngqueeralliance.com

AUBEELUCK VIPINE

Treasurer

Vipine joined the YQA Team in 2015 as a member. Since then, his journey allowed him to grow from being an Auditor at the organisation to then serve as Vice-Secretary, Secretary, Vice-President, President and since 2022 as Treasurer.

Learning Science through academic education, business through career profession and sociology through voluntary social work allowed him to become quite versatile in his tasks at the YQA.

He has completed his Master degrees in Business Administration and works at the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Initially of jolly but introverted nature, Vipine has discovered new grounds of his personality since joining the YQA.

Email: vipine.aubeeluck@gmail.com

AUBEELUCK VIPINE

Treasurer

Vipine joined the YQA Team in 2015 as a member. Since then, his journey allowed him to grow from being an Auditor at the organisation to then serve as Vice-Secretary, Secretary, Vice-President, President and since 2022 as Treasurer.

Learning Science through academic education, business through career profession and sociology through voluntary social work allowed him to become quite versatile in his tasks at the YQA.

He has completed his Master degrees in Business Administration and works at the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Initially of jolly but introverted nature, Vipine has discovered new grounds of his personality since joining the YQA.

Email: vipine.aubeeluck@gmail.com

RAKOTO EVAN

Assistant Treasurer

Evan is studying in Mauritius in the field of Architecture and joined the Young Queer Alliance as Assistant Treasurer since 2022.

Evan is also the Vice President of Association VISA-G and advocates for and supports efforts that create strong ties within the LGBTQIA+ community and more specifically the Trans community.

He is the first trans man at the Young Queer Alliance and aspires to be part of a movement that encourages LGBTQIA+ people of all ages and professions to be engaged so as to pave the way for their recognition and a safe society.

Email: evan.rr@yahoo.com

RAKOTO EVAN

Assistant Treasurer

Evan is studying in Mauritius in the field of Architecture and joined the Young Queer Alliance as Assistant Treasurer since 2022.

Evan is also the Vice President of Association VISA-G and advocates for and supports efforts that create strong ties within the LGBTQIA+ community and more specifically the Trans community.

He is the first trans man at the Young Queer Alliance and aspires to be part of a movement that encourages LGBTQIA+ people of all ages and professions to be engaged so as to pave the way for their recognition and a safe society.

Email: evan.rr@yahoo.com

JEETA JITMANYU (Vaibhav)

Project Officer

Vaibhav is the Project Officer at the Young Queer Alliance since June 2022 and is responsible to supervise and manage HIV, healthcare and wellness related projects for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) Mauritians.

Vaibhav has an undergraduate degree in BSc Hons Journalism (Minor: Politics) from the University of Mauritius which makes him someone with strong communication, research, data processing and reporting skills. As a former Project assistant of various events at the University of Mauritius, teacher in a secondary school, Journalist in some reputed media houses and Media Monitor in an NGO, he has also acquired the knowledge and skills as a researcher, educator, reporter and events’ management.

Vaibhav is equally passionate about the rights of children, women and vulnerable communities, especially for the LGBTQ+ community. In his free-time, Vaibhav is involved in peer-education for the fight against HIV transmission and is also an entrepreneur.

Email: projects@youngqueeralliance.com

JEETA JITMANYU (Vaibhav)

Project Officer

 

Vaibhav is the Project Officer at the Young Queer Alliance since June 2022 and is responsible to supervise and manage HIV, healthcare and wellness related projects for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) Mauritians.

Vaibhav has an undergraduate degree in BSc Hons Journalism (Minor: Politics) from the University of Mauritius which makes him someone with strong communication, research, data processing and reporting skills. As a former Project assistant of various events at the University of Mauritius, teacher in a secondary school, Journalist in some reputed media houses and Media Monitor in an NGO, he has also acquired the knowledge and skills as a researcher, educator, reporter and events’ management.

Vaibhav is equally passionate about the rights of children, women and vulnerable communities, especially for the LGBTQ+ community. In his free-time, Vaibhav is involved in peer-education for the fight against HIV transmission and is also an entrepreneur.

Email: projects@youngqueeralliance.com

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