School Peace Initiative : promoting schools as zones of peaceEducation is a key tool in promoting peace and cultural diversity. A culture of peace must take root at home and in the classroom from an early age. However, the skills for peace and non-violence can only be learned and perfected through practice. Active listening and cooperative learning are some of the skills to develop. It is a dynamic, long term process, and a life-time experience. It means providing both children and adults with an understanding of and respect for universal values and rights. It requires participation at all levels be it in family, school, places of work, play grounds, and the community as well as the nation. School Peace Initiative, as one of the project of GPYC, educates and creates opportunity to young students to interact and creates friendship. As a youth-centered, community development project, the primary goal of SPI
Women awareness program consecutively organized in six municipalitiesIn developing nation like ours, women are generally treated as second-class citizens and seen as someone to look after the home and bear children. On the other hand, we believe that if women are empowered with information, skills, and opportunities to fulfill their potential, then we will have vibrant, healthy and inclusive communities. The awareness programs conducted in six municipalities of Goldhunga, Lubhu , Sanga ,Pikhel Sisneri , Phutung around Kathmandu valley during the month of March as the period to celebrate womanhood addressing over 350 women have made a small attempt at not only enhancing women’s capacity but also harness the power of children, youth, and people at large to combat illiteracy, ignorance, gender discrimination with an ultimate aim of developments and preventions. The awareness activities have also motivated and encouraged women to
International Volunteer Day 2015On Saturday December 5 2015, our volunteers celebrated International Volunteers Day. The program started at 11:00 am where all the youth volunteers from different backgrounds came and had sharing and interaction on how they started to volunteer and their work in contributing to socio-economic development activities. The goal of the event is to stimulate greater awareness of their contribution to socio-economic development and to motivate others to continue the same. The theme for this year “Make change happen, Volunteer,! was given emphasized on every volunteers’ account to motivating others towards a better change . This year’s International volunteer day was especially important as it paid special praise to many volunteers working to implement the new Sustainable Development goals of the United Nations. From the testimony shared among the volunteers, Kripa Sigdel quoted that failure is a great teacher as she transformed
International Youth Exchange Urges Other Youth for Peace and DevelopmentOn 3rd March 2015, the youth exchange participants from Nepal and India made their travel to their host country as the beginning of their posting period and as a start of a journey towards a memorable experiences. Nepalese participants reached India as Peace Advocates for “Youth for Peace” project and Indian participants came to Nepal. The program engages participants from both countries in a project that raises moral and innovative leaders by organizing activities focused on education , service and awareness on the theme of Good governance. Youth for Peace exchange program is a great opportunity for the youths of developing countries to enhance their leadership skills and spread the message of Good Governance, Peace and development. Being a part of this exchange program , the participants had a chance to discover inherent qualities within them and explore different cultural setting.Youth for
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