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Celebrating the Nepali Friendship Peace Awards

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RWA is introducing you to one of YFN Events: the Nepali Friendship Peace Awards.

Kathmandu based Youth Foundation Nepal (YFN) showed what can be accomplished through assembling individuals driven by dedication and compassion, offering recognition to human rights and political activists from outside of Nepal. Among the recipients of the Peace Award were Mark Galpin, Executive Director of United Mission to Nepal and Claire Naylor of Women Lead’s USA-Nepal constituency.

Sunil KC, founder of YFN is ahead of the times as a young twenty year old activist and grassroots organizer. His vision for Nepal has inspired many young people to take action against governmental corruption and to directly confront social issues that Nepal has been dealing with since the ousting of the monarchy in 2006 and the simmering of conflict in 2008.

The Maoist leadership in the country has struggled to produce a legitimate constitution in what the International Crisis Group has called a “political Impasse.” As a result of ineffective governance, many people have taken towards taking the fate of the country into their own hands. It is not through bureaucrats in Kathmandu but through direct action from groups like YFN and Today’s Youth Asia that are encouraging youth from all walks of life in Nepal to become active in the country’s future that noticeable and change is occurring.

 

For more informations about YFN Agenda, have a look at their official website : http://youthfoundationnepal.org 


Ready, Willing and Able


« Youth is not a troublemaker. Youth is a change maker. »
says Juju Kaji, a Nepali social worker.
2012. At one difficult time of national history, Nepali people face new challenges every day.
And still, youth is in the game