Leadership Seminar Widens Youth Outlook towards Leadership Role and CapacityCurrently, Nepal is gradually shifting from a closed society to a more liberal society. The ‘New Nepal’ is on its way ahead and the calls for youth to become more innovative are creating valuable impulses. While some lack motivation, others ought to be driven to a positive, constructive, and innovative approach. In order to develop such leadership skills there is a certain need for platform to promote youth social activism. Global Peace Youth Corps-Nepal educates youth in these essential skills. On February 1 – 3, 2014, GPYC-Nepal organized a 3-day Leadership development seminar under the theme “Moral and Innovative Youth for Prosperous Nepal.” Participated by 38 young individuals, the seminar focused on the right vision and leadership skills. It facilitated the role of youth as “change makers.” According to Mr. Rudra Adhikari, Undersecretary, Ministry of Youth
Youth Forum Creates Action'Create Discussion and Take Action' is what the GPYC Youth Forum aim for. The members have been gathering bi-monthly and the January 25th get together is yet another step toward the result of the recent forum. The visit to PA Nepal (Prisoners Assistance) led the group to spent a wonderful time with children (mostly are rescued from prisons). Short fun-filled activities brought a smile to those innocent children. Additionally, stationery materials, toothpastes, and some chocolates were given to them. After a decade of armed conflict in Nepal, humanitarian needs have greatly increased. In Nepal, the state has no legal responsibility for the welfare of prisoner’s dependent children. These innocent children are among the most vulnerable individuals in the country. The short yet momentous time spent with them was truly a rewarding moment. For more photos please click here
Candle light Rally Marks World Human Rights Day 2013World Human Rights Day 2013 is of special significance as it holds the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the mandate of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). To mark this very special Human Rights Day, GPYC-Nepal together with Hope Foundation co-organized a candle light rally on 10th December that gathered hundreds of youth including newly elected youth political leader Hon. Gagan Thapa, Member of Parliament. The candle light rally, which signifies our commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights, started the march at 6:00 pm from Jorpati Chowk and ends in Bauddha Stupa Chabahil. As the UN Assembly proclaimed December 10 as Human Rights Day, we are delighted to join the rest of the world in celebrating and recognizing Human Rights, the common standard of achievement for all the nations, to the attention of all people
Students learn Youth Vision and LeadershipEducation molds youth of good character, as education without character serves no purpose. A character based education was organized on 29th November 2013 at South Western State College whereby One hundred twenty Bachelor students attended the class. There were two classes on the same day packed with sixty students each class. When young people and adults act with the pillars of character and sense of leadership, the societal problems that disturb lessen continuously. “Thanks for the GPYC organization for such a remarkable presentation at the college, once again thanks for your brilliant vision to make our vision ahead for the bright future,” an inspired student Mr. Ashis K.C shared after the class. It is important for the youth to achieve moral values, accountabilities, and leadership capabilities. As the key to effective character education is a comprehensive approach that is based on
Youth Spread Message of Peace on International Peace DaySeptember 21,2013 The International Peace Day was observed yesterday across the city to spread the message of peace, love, and brotherhood. In commemorating the International Day of Peace, Youth from various backgrounds have taken time to attend a peace vigil at one of the symbolic shrine of peace and enlightenment - the Budhha Stupa in Chabahil, Kathmandu. The program started by singing the Nepal national anthem followed by a silent moment of prayer for peace. The United Nation (UN) has declared the theme of this year, ‘Education for Peace’. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon message was read during the program. In his message he has said: let us pledge to teach our children the value of tolerance and mutual respect. Let us invest in the schools and teachers that will build a fair and inclusive world that embraces diversity. Let
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