Youth Empowerment Workshop in PokharaComing from diverse backgrounds, a total of 102 students harmonized under one vision and common goal after attending the Leadership workshop on 23, 24, 25 December, 2011. “I would be happy to work for the sake of my nation”, affirmed Ms. Ichha Gurung, a participant during the 3 Day seminar organized by GPYC-Nepal in collaboration with Pokhara Sub Metropolitan City and GPA-Nepal. Carrying on the encouragement of the Government to empower the youth in productive ways, GPYC-Nepal held its ninth Leadership seminar and committed to support and promote the government’s endorsement to the youth as the backbone of the society. Assembling on the theme “Responsible and Conscious Youth: As Pioneer of Change” young individuals of Pokhara from 12 institutions were educated on peace, environment, and volunteerism aspects of leadership in Urban Development Training Center, Pokhara. “All human rights are part of a complementary
Peace Library Opens in Jumla and SurkhetThe Eight thousand rupees collection from students of various colleges and universities in Surkhet has helped equip a school’s library in Jumla and Surkhet to improve educational infrastructure. Over 900 children in this district have very little access to books at home and in their communities, with less access to good public libraries and bookstores. Now, the library is equipped with text books and reference periodicals to help students from indigent families prepare for higher studies. “No child will ever be deprived of books if only those who have them will share with those who don’t,” said one donor during the campaign of one rupee. Boxes of books and stationeries including sports items were delivered to far village of Dadapjya,Jumla and VDC -2, Surkhet throughout a one day walk on foot by Ms. Sumitra Ghimire ,Surkhet Project leader and Mr. Tapendra
Volunteers and Students Join Fight Against Human Trafficking“Women trafficking is one of a common problem in our country. Due to poverty and ignorance, people can easily be fooled”, addressed Mr.Agni Prasad Gyawali, Principal of NAHSS, to a large crowd gathered in Banepa, Kavre on 9th December 2011. A rally against women and children trafficking was held and aimed to inform the public of its severity in Nepal and to awaken the society and government to stop human trafficking. Securing the slogan “Let’s Make Our Society free from Women and Children Trafficking,” conscious youth flagged off the rally raising placards and marched from NAHSS campus to the main road of Banepa. Chief Guest Mr.Raj Kumar Chaudary, Managing Director of NAHSS, stressed the alarming rate of the 21st Century worst problems such as girls trafficking, Drugs, and AIDS. “If we could solve these problems, surely we can achieve peace!” added Mr.
Youth Awareness Rally held in PanautiFlagging off the rally jointly organized by GPYC-Nepal, GPA-Nepal, and Siddhartha Vanasthali Institute on Wednesday morning, Mr. Ramesh Raj Lawot, Principal SVI, said that “Youth are pillar of a nation, so our youth need to be active in productive ways.” More than 300 students participated in the rally started at SVI campus and marching around Panauti, Kavre. Under the theme “By the Youth , For the Youth”, this young group of students energetically carried placards with different evocative and striking slogan directly calling the attention of people from all walks of life. Needless to say, as young generation voiced out a concern for a better tomorrow, their union proves a call for a change. This was proven during the youth awareness rally held on 7th December 2011. Speaking at the program, Ms. Subadra Dahal, President of Siddharta Vanasthali Institute Union, said
GPYC-Nepal Celebrated International Volunteer Day 2011Over the years, governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals contribute the International Volunteer Day through various activities. GPYC-Nepal commemorated the annual International Volunteer Day on 5th December, 2011 at Birkuthimandap, Kathmandu together with other volunteer organization with an intimate gathering of at least 2000 people. After the morning caravan had finished , GPYC and GPV volunteers met together and packed up to prepare for the afternoon event which had took place at Mother House (Aama Ko Ghar).The volunteers enthusiastically done household chores to give a comfortable and clean environment like cleaning the room , making the bed neat and tidy , bathing and changing clothes for children . In Pokhara, GPYC-Nepal, Pokhara Chapter organized a program under the theme “Culture of Volunteerism for Sustainable Peace.” A Painting program for students of Sagarmatha Niketan School was held. Mr.Anil Panday, Project
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