Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world, with about one-quarter of its population living below the poverty line. Nepal is heavily dependent on remittances, which amount to as much as 29% of GDP. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, providing a livelihood for almost 70% of the population and accounting for about one-third of GDP. Industrial activity mainly involves the processing of agricultural products, including pulses, jute, sugarcane, tobacco, and grain.
In 2015, 339.000 children have not see the face of college. They have no choices or the power to determine their future. Two-thirds of all children in Nepal attend public schools, and every year a significant majority of these students fail to graduate from secondary school. If 100 children enroll in grade one, only 30% of them stay in school.
About 70% children drop out of the school system. Over 90% of students who fail the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) fail in Maths, English, or Science. At grade four, 25% of students cannot count double digit numbers.
Health care facilities, hygiene, nutrition and sanitation in Nepal are of poor quality, particularly in the rural areas. The poor have limited access to basic health care due to its high costs and low availability. The demand for health services is further lowered by the lack of health education. Reproductive health care is neglected, putting women at a disadvantage. Individuals who lack a citizenship are marginalized and are denied access to government welfare benefits. Traditional beliefs have also been shown to play a significant role in the spread of disease in Nepal.
Kathmandu is the capital city of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, and the largest Himalayan state in Asia with a population about 1 million residents. Kathmandu is the spiritual, cultural and economic center of Nepal. A
cosmopolitan city, it is home people of different ethnic groups and religions, within a Hindu and Buddhist majority. Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in Kathmandu.
These problems have led Youth Center to Act for Nations (YOUCAN) interested to implement communication programs encouraging people to engage in healthy behavior such as family planning, and spousal communication, safe motherhood practices, and use of skilled birth attendants during delivery and practice of immediate breastfeeding.
- Increasing participant awareness and social sensitivity towards the general issues and a sense of simplicity and
thank to the God-given circumstances.
- Forming good personality by grinding tenacity, work ethic, sense of responsibility, and highlight the position of leadership, entrepreneurship, and self-reliance.
- To see and understanding the social problems in the world.
- Improving Nepal Human Development Index by improving the quality of human resources with an integrated approach in the field of education, economy, healthcare.
- Strengthen the sense of brotherhood as a fellow human being and continue to inflame hopes to achieve a better
standard of living.
- Uphold the principle of society learning and the learning community of the rural communities in order to have a competitive advantage in a competitive, both nationally and globally
- Help the government agencies concerned, such as the Department of Education, Department of Health, and other agencies to provide empowerment to rural communities.
Global Heroes Nepal program is an interdisciplinary community service program aimed at facilitating youth who are committed to developing themselves in community empowerment and making a real positive contribution to society through programs design that developed the implementation in the suburb area.
This event is a program that was held on 26 – 30 August 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal – in International scope which is focus on capacity building and youth especially in empowering for inter-generational dialogue and knowledge sharing by exposing local, national, and global challenges through effective social studies based in Nepal.
Global Heroes Programme is, a platform of the best opportunities for young people, was held for the first time in Nepal. It has enables young people to feel abroad and contribute to the world and discharge their talents and skills by work in team on Nepal social project. We, the team of YPDSN and YOUCAN has effectively and efficiently conducted this programme in collaboration with Kanti Cultural Center, Neharika Secondary School and Bhanubhakta Memorial School. Similarly, it was expand youths’ limits and challenge them to get out of their comfort zone, and engage in in short-term volunteer programmes on small micro-economic, healthcare, and human development. Also, it was change the way the youth see and understand the world. Likewise, it was launch social empowerment programme to develop economy, education and public health of rural areas. Even, it was enhance the capacity of entrepreneurship along with youth’s skills and knowledge. For more details on firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
It is necessary to ensure participation of the common youth in the areas of economic, political, social and cultural development. Youth leadership can be established by bringing about economic and social transformation through youth’s participation, collaboration and leadership. Nepal having level wise structures and diversities, it is necessary to promote the culture of youth’s participation and collaboration. It lays emphasis on youth’s participation and collaboration through democratic values, norms and procedures.
One of the major psychological issues for adolescents is developing a better understanding of themselves. This means that the component of self awareness is crucial to a youth leadership development program. Youth would be given time to reflect on their own values, talents, and skills and ways in which they could best use their abilities to provide service for others. Attempts would also be made to place individual values & goals into a cultural context to assist youth in better understanding the impact of their cultures on their own values & plans.