Drug Awareness Program held at Sweta Sadan CollegeDrug Awareness Program was organized recently by GPYC-Nepal and Sweta Sadan College. By teaching drug awareness education and offering young people healthy alternative activities and information, we could help children to stay drug-free. Ms. Sushila Thapa, program coordinator of the College, admired the program. She said, “If we know who we are, we can become the star of our own future”. She appreciated the activities of GPYC as well as its vision. Likewise, three other teachers were inspired to inform the students regarding the disadvantages and results of using drugs: Mr. Krishna Adhikari, Mr. Gurarial Bhattarai, Mr. Rameshore Devkota and Bhesh Raj Ghimire. Mr. Thaneshwor Gautam, GPYC-Nepal representative, conveyed his knowledge and informed the listeners that ten seconds of our life will be lessen if we smoke. He also introduced GPYC’s vision, mission and activities. The program was coordinated by Mr. Dipu
Ministry of Local Development of Nepal and GPYC jointly organized Waste Segregation Awareness ProgramOn July 21, 2011 GPYC-Nepal and SWMTSC (Solid Waste Management Technical Support Centre) organized a program on Waste Segregation Awareness at Kusunti Nayanagar Bikas Samitee. It was attended by a large number of residents, government functionaries and volunteers. The following points were given importance during the program: awareness about recycling-everyone should be made aware of the benefits of recycling and be encouraged to put the waste materials in the correct recycle bins; Labeling of recycle bins-It should be labeled appropriately so that it can be easily identified which waste goes in which container.; People’s participation – everyone can be a role model, let us be enthusiastic. Dr. Sumitra Acharya, Director of SWMTSC cited that action speaks louder than words.” If we manage wastes in right ways, it can result into resources”. Mr. Dhruba Prasad Lamichhane, GPYC-Nepal President, encouraged the locals to be
GPYC Volunteers meet CNN Award Winner Ms. Anuradha Koirala18th July 2011 A meeting between Ms. Anuradha Koirala, CNN Hero award winner and GPYC volunteers held at Maiti Nepal Office and discussed about current social issues especially human trafficking. Ms. Koirala shared her challenges, struggles and determination as she works against human trafficking. All her stories and testimonies have brought inspiration and motivation to work more efficiently to heal social problems. Also, the volunteers reported some of their ongoing activities in Nepal and congratulated Ms. Koirala.
NDVS Director Welcome GPYC Volunteers18th July 2011 National Development Volunteer Service (NDVS) Director Mr. Jagan Nath Adhikari welcome Nepalese and Korean volunteers in his office at Baluwatar, Kathmandu. Mr. Adhikari discussed about the efforts of Nepal Government to efficiently mobilize volunteers for the improvement of the nation and to generalize and revive the spirit of volunteerism among the public and youth and experience an exposure to the realities of the country. The meeting was conducted by Mr. Indra Bhujel, representative of the United Nation Volunteer (UNV-Nepal).At least thirty volunteers attended the meeting and gained additional knowledge about volunteerism and service in Nepal.
Nepal's Minister of Youth and Sports impressed by the Concept of Global Poomashi19th July 2011 GPYC staffs and volunteers and Minister of Youth and Sports met on Tuesday to discuss about Global Poomashi Project. The Government’s Youth and Sport Minister, Honorable Hit Bahadur Tamang, who visited Korea recently described and explained the similarities and differences of the two countries. “Korea’s geographical landscape is quite similar to Nepal but the condition in many aspects is far developed than the latter. He was impressed at the aim of Global Poomashi and promised the group that the ministry is ready to provide any kind of support. Ms. Ara Choo.explained the deep meaning of Poomashi which is helping each other’s neighbor and through this they want to expand this concept into global level. She further explained the reason of coming to Nepal is to help the needy people through different programs under this project. Minister Tamang appreciated
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