One Hundred Global Peace Volunteers join 'Winter Educational Camp 2012' held in PokharaThe winter educational camp 2012 held at UDTC, Pokhara saw the arrival of 100 young students from 8 schools to participate in a 2 day program. The camp was composed of a variety of group activities, lectures on various topics relating to the theme ‘Cultivating Moral Leadership Today’. In his opening remarks, Mr. Dhruba Prasad Lamichhane, GPYC-Nepal President, referred to all youth gathered from various ethnic backgrounds as ‘One brothers and sisters’ and sooner will embrace and practice one holistic vision. The daily program started with some warm ups. The workshop promoting moral leadership drew on various creative activities and project designing .The presentation helped to inspire the youth to start a new change beginning from them as a role model. A part of the second day was a performance of youth talents filled with fresh energy and innovation. Mr. Sanish K.C.,
Nepalese delegates learn to broaden the perspective of youth during IYE 2012 , MalaysiaNepalese delegates gladly came back after participating at the ‘International Youth Exchange 2012’ which was held last February 4 to 11, 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “All of us came back with a renewed sense of the importance and value of ‘living for the sake of others’, said Mr. Mahendra Lamichhane. The youth delegates included 80 young leaders from around the globe who took part at this memorable event. The delegates experienced an awe-inspiring moments into the country’s culture and nature as everyone participated in culture and service program through such activities as; community service (renovating house of underprivileged), community ‘football for unity’ (playing football with children of different races), community cultural exchange (cultural performances, learning to make local delicacies), visiting of faith house (mosque, temple, church), home stay with foster family. According to Ms. Srijana Bhandari, student from Ambition Academy and
Environmentally conscious youth promotes the use of recycled papersFive day training on handmade paper and material production was conducted on February 5 to 9, 2012 at GPYC-Nepal office, Bansbari. Sixteen participants tried their hands on this craft that is useful, fun to make and of course, eco-friendly. They learned how to reuse papers in different skills development training through the guidance and supervision of Mrs. Susma Pradhan, Instructor, Department of Cottage and Small Industry, Government of Nepal. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Er. Ganesh Shah, former Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, stressed the need to make a contribution to protect our nature. " Let us help save the environment through recycling wastes materials," he added. Likewise, Representative and Secretary of GPYC-Nepal Mr. Kiran Sapkota gave an introduction about GPYC-Nepal, its mission and vision. He emphasized the importance and value of labor and passion in every field in which rich and
Cleaning Campaign held at Namo Buddha Higher Secondary SchoolIn order to create a cleaner environment and to instill awareness amongst the students, a cleaning campaign was held at Namo Buddha Higher Secondary School on Friday, January 27, 2012. Students from 9 and 10 classes were taught on the importance and benefits of having a clean environment. Thereafter, divided themselves into groups and carried out cleaning activities. The volunteers and students installed dust bins at various places and pits were also dug for incinerating non-toxic wastes like papers. The recyclable and non-recyclable wastes collected on the day were also segregated for proper disposal. The campaign, organized by Global Peace Youth Corps –Nepal (GPYC-Nepal), aimed to encourage students to work together as a team in lending help to community and to indicate the importance of a clean environment and social involvement. For more photos please click here
"My environment : A clean place to live in - Art Competition ProgramGPYC-Nepal in association with Harati Shikya Mandir Secondary School organized art program with the aim of developing the artistic and creative potential of children and to bring out the hidden talents in young artist. Nine students mostly were Class 8 and 9, competed in the competition on 20th January, 2012 held at Ha.Ma. , Swoyambhu,Kimdole . The program began under the chairmanship of Ms. Asmita Tamang. She stressed that the importance to live in a polluted-free environment is necessary for a healthy life. The theme of the competition was “My environment: A clean place to live in “. The theme had provided an outlook for children to come up with pictures with interesting and possibly innovative ideas about how we could work towards being in better health and better place to live in. Speaking on the occasion, Mdm. Nirmala Shrestha, Vice-Principal, Ha.Ma. Secondary
Poll of the Month
What do you think constitutes Peace building/ conflict transformation?