Health and Character Education Program held in Surkhet DistrictProper Hand Washing and Character Education Program were launched at Schools and Colleges of Surkhet District by Global Peace Youth Corps-Nepal (GPYC-Nepal) and Nepal Youth Red Cross Circle.We have known that many people are suffering from Diarrhea, Cholera and Typhoid fever due to poor sanitation most especially in remote rural areas of Nepal like Surkhet. Also, statistics shows that more than Ten thousand youths in Surkhet District are using Prohibited drugs. Now is the time to get the message that hand washing is among some of the best ways to prevent the spread of any kind of diseases. As not washing hands can affect the health of entire family, learning the proper way of hand washing is essential to stay healthy.These rules have to be enforced at schools too to safeguard the health of children. GPYC-Nepal takes the initiative to educate
Leadership Education Seminar HeldGPYC-Nepal organized a 3 Day Leadership Peace Vision Education seminar from June 28 to June 30. The seminar aim at developing skills, attitudes and knowledge with cooperative and participatory learning methods was attended by about ninety students from Forty Colleges. The notion “think globally, act locally” is central to educating for a culture of peace in that it links theory with practice to individual efforts. Well-experienced Professors and Lecturers shared their knowledge and experiences, in addition to GPYC activities' presentation and Character-based education’s short film. Mr. Anil Shaha,a famous young entrepreneur, explained that the soil of Nepal is the same soil as of America or Japan . The only difference is how we utilize that soil. He encouraged and inspired the youths to work well. During the course of the seminar, the group was given the opportunity to participate in challenging service
Free Health Check-up Camp in kalopul19th June 2011 GPYC-Nepal organized a 1 day free health check-up at Kalopul. About 206 children benefited from this camp. This 1 day free health check-up camp was part of a project during the recent seminar workshop which aims towards serving a section of the society who cannot pay heavy fees. During this camp children were checked by doctors and nurses of Shankarapur Hospital; Dr. Manish Oli , Dr. Sangeeta Rai , Dr. Nirmala Shrestha , Srijana Gurung , Kalpana K.C.and Ranju Katuwal. Giving her blessings to this noble cause, Dr. Nirmala Shrestha, said some people are so enthusiastic towards social work.”Today, I feel wonderful at this effort in conducting this type of service”. The health camp was coordinated by Kanish Aryal and Ranu Dahal .
GPV Committee Formed at Born Skylark International SchoolAn awareness program about volunteerism was conducted at Bon Skylark International School on June 19, 2011. Mr. Rabin Kafle, Vice-Principal BSIS, encouraged the students to be involved actively in service activities. He said that volunteering is an act that gives peace of mind and soul .Mr. Kafle is very much interested that his students will be involved to do volunteer activities. Meanwhile, Mr. Deepak Dewaly, GPYC District coordinator, explained what GPV is all about. He clarified the needs and importance of volunteerism in today’s modern era. Mr. Dewaly encouraged the students to start volunteering in a very micro level which can be done to either a friend or a neighbor. The formed committee is as follows: Rabin Kafle ,coordinator and members; Rojal Khadgi,Kismat Shrestha,Ravina Maharjan,Govinda Karki,Saru Shrestha and Shradda Shrestha
GPYC Launches "I Can Help" Project“I Can Help” Project is one of the several projects of GPYC-Nepal. It aims not only to help the needy thru raising funds but to save the environment as well on the basis of vermi-composting. It is a money-making venture which can sell both the worms and its castings. It is beneficial, as they only feed organic materials that are ecological. And to some extent, this process also helps in minimizing garbage disposals. The presentation of this project was conducted at Reliance International Academy on June 12, 2011. Teachers and students were so amazed to know the advantages and benefits of this project and all were inspired and excited to apply this at their home.
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