Bhaktapur's 'All lights Village ' Continues to BrightenGlobal Peace Youth Corps has always believed youth education to be of paramount importance for a nation to step forward. GPYC-Nepal supports GPFF-Korea and GPYC-Korea’s project - the ‘Alllights Village’ project, which is on its continuous task to facilitate lights to schools in rural areas. On Sunday, October 7, 2012, the GPYC team visited two educational institutions in Kharipati, Bhaktapur District and organized the Alllights village program. The first program was started at around 11:30 am and was held at Shree Krishna Higher Secondary School. The objectives of the program was briefly explained and followed by distribution of solar lanterns and eco-bags. Twenty solar lights were distributed to the poor but intelligent and talented students. Also, eco- bags were neatly arranged in a box along with copies and pencils and handed out to the students with weaker financial backgrounds. The children
Environmental Training Encourages Young People's Key Role in Environmental Protection and ManagementOctober 8, 2012 -------- Environment issues have become a driver of sustained activity around the country, be it in schools, workplaces and around the community. On Saturday, October 6, 2012, 1-Day training on environmental issues was held in Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan seminar hall,Pokhara. The training was attended by 70 participants mostly are youth from colleges and environmental group. Awareness is an important means to sensitized understanding to environmental issues and challenges. In this respect, GPYC-Nepal, together with GPA-Nepal and Pokhara sub-metropolitan authority, regard this issue as a concern to stimulate the public roles to promote sound environmental management and protection. Environmental damage already inflicted due to rapid growth towards urbanization and industrialization and of course, non-stop scientific and technological advancement. The call for public awareness and reach out participation of youth for bringing about an attitudinal change and finally restricting further damage to the environment
Youth Campaigns Plastic-free and Smoking-free Zone : A Youth Initiative Cooperation to Commemorate International Youth Day 2012August 13,2012 -------------- Like other parts of the world, the International Youth Day was celebrated in Nepal on Sunday, 12th August in tribute for young people who act for peace, prosperity, and for progress. International Youth Day is commemorated every year and this year theme was “ Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth.” Together with different organizations various programs to recognize the efforts of youth, the voice of youth to be heard, and youth involvement in decision making process in building a better society was organized. Global Peace Youth Corps-Nepal (GPYC-Nepal) in association with Kwopa College, K&K International College, and Classic College International organized a plastic-free and smoking-free zone initiative. Hundreds of youth joined the signature campaign to show support to initiative of GPYC-Nepal which aims to regulate the use of plastic bags and ban the use of cigarette in
Presentation Competition Sparks Interest not just Information DumpThe 2012 Intra College presentation competition was held on 10th July with the enthusiasm, eminence and confidence of the students being natural to see. This time, the competition was held at K&K International College. Multimedia presentations on the topic “The role of Nepalese Youth to Uplift the Nation from Third World Country to First World,” was presented by the College students with efficiency and versatility. Participants were tasked with creating 7-10 minutes presentations on their presentation skills as well as the clarity and appearance of their slides, with a focus on creating a professional gestures. At the end of the competition, the judges Ms. Jeong Hee, a Korean student and Ms. Badana Sharma, MSW, Psychologist evaluated all twenty competitors. With the quality of all presentations at an impressively high standard judging was difficult, but after some deliberations Ms. Nisha Karki was declared
Youth Leaders Emphasize Leadership through VolunteerismA day-long seminar on Leadership through Volunteerism was held on 1st August, 2012. The seminar, which brought together young participants from Kavre District, was held at Nepal Red Cross Society Hall, Banepa. Young people, as main participants, have understood to exploit their own potential and abilities, developing their sense of common identity and responsibility. Speaking at the event, Mr. Bindu Raj Adhikari, General Secretary, River of Peace Campaign, explained about volunteerism. He introduced some renowned volunteers and gave some details of the Bagmati River Cleaning Campaign which was participated by more than 10,000 youth during its kick-off program. Mr. Mahesh Parajuli, District coordinator, GPYC –Nepal, heartened the participants to live for sake of others grasping the heart of a father in the body of a servant. The participants were divided into five groups and each rendered a special performance and expressed
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