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Dashain – The festival of togetherness

Posted October 8, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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We Nepalese people are fond of festivals & have many of them. Among many festivals we celebrate, Dashain is the major one. There is an ancient saying about Dashain. It is celebrated for victory of god Ram over demon Ravana. Dashain is the festival of togetherness when all the family members working in the different places inside or outside the country gather together & enjoy the festival. It is the festival when we enjoy with new clothes, delicious dishes, play swings,...


Story of Basanta Adhikari, a youth advocate in Nepal

Posted September 21, 2014 Avatar Ready Willing and Able

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“To fall in a mud is not a disgrace but to stay there is”. I failed many times in my life, but I never thought myself as a failure, more I failed, more I tried to stand up being stronger than before. For me Muhammad Ali is right, he says, “The meaning of life is not simply to exist or to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer”. I always think with same attitude to make myself better person than before and help the people who are in need. What do we...


Condition of Child Marriage in Nepal

Posted July 25, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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A report entitled ‘Ending Child marriage – progress and prospects’ which was released by UNICEF during the ongoing first ever Girl Summit in London, highlighted that Nepal has the ninth highest prevalence of child marriage in the world with one in every three child brides living in the country. Nearly 18% of women aged 20 to 49 years were married before age of 15 while about 34 % of women were married or in union after age 15 but before they turned 18 in Nepal, the report...


Me and my Nepal

Posted July 3, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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My first post is dedicated to my country Nepal. First of all, I am very glad to get the golden opportunity to be the UNESCO VOY intern. I want to thank the organization for providing me with this great opportunity. I belong to the small beautiful south Asian nation of the globe Nepal, with a wide range of natural & cultural beauty. We have unique cultures & traditions of 123 ethnic groups (census, 2011). Mt. Everest & Lumbini, birthplace of Lord Buddha, are our prid...


OneMinutesJr. Your Words Don't Hurt Me

Posted April 16, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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Thanks to 15 year old Smitri Ojha from Nepal, we have a resilient OneMinutesJr. this Thursday! If you would like to comment on Your Words Don't Hurt Me, feel free to leave drop a few lines below in the conversation box.


Happy World Water Day!

Posted March 21, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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We wish you a Happy World Water Day full of fresh, clean water! But did you know that safe water is something 768 million people don’t have access to? This OneMinutesJr., "Thirsty Girl" (Roshni Prabin, 15, Nepal, 2014) is a girl's quest for water that goes unrequited. What can I do for World Water Day? Share your videos or thoughts on water in your community with us and tag it as environment. Check out & join in the #wateris instagram pictures on UNICEF's instagram fe...


A week to remember ...

Posted February 18, 2014 no picture Incubating Change

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Only one week that we’ve been in Nepal but it seems like we’ve been here for a month! I think we never thought that we could do so much in just a few days. Indeed, we’ve already met so many people, been to so many places here in Kathmandu and collected more data than expected in just a week! For this first week in Kathmandu, we would like to thank all these amazing people who welcomed us and accepted to share with us their knowledge, ideas, insights and inspiration: 1. La...


Story of Parina Subba Limbu, Founder of Dristi Nepal

Posted February 13, 2014 Avatar Ready Willing and Able

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What is Dristi Nepal ? Women are fighting for their rights and respectful existence here. The situation for FDUs – (Female Drug Users) is critical and they continue to be neglected, and at risk of HIV and Hepatitis infection, violence and sexual exploitation. As former, female drug users, we want to contribute to changing this terrible state of affairs for vulnerable women in Nepal. http://www.dristinepal.org/portal/ I’m Parina Subba Limbu, the founder/director of Dristi Ne...


Ready Willing and Able Documentary

Posted February 11, 2014 Avatar Ready Willing and Able

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Ready, Willing and Able is a social documentary project started in February 2012 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Story: At one difficult time of national history, Nepalese people are raising voices and action for a change. And youth is in the game, Ready Willing and Able. RWA unite different youth organizations and volunteers in Nepal to direct a social documentary about the power of Youth as a Change Maker. Ready, Willing and Able was born after a field study conducted in Nepal by...