23 08, 2019

International Youth Day 2019

Today the world is younger than it has ever been. We have around 1.8 billion young people aged between, 12 to 24 and it’s the largest youth group the world has ever seen. Today’s youths are tomorrow’s leaders and their leadership and participation is extremely important to create positive change in this world. Realizing the importance of young people, United Nations passed a revolution in 1999 to mark August 12 as an International Youth Day. The themes of International Youth Days are connected with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each year this day is celebrated as a small step towards adhering the SDGs. Similarly, this year the theme intends in making education more inclusive and accessible to all youths, a step towards adhering Goal number 4: Quality Education, which focuses on ensuring quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities to all. International Youth Day 2019: Transforming education: “With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism”, Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Prize winner 2014 There is no doubt that education is key and the basis of all other development.

1 05, 2018

Life for me…

Life began like a seed in womb of mother continues till death May be after death In someone’s heart, memories “Life is a continuous process” Life is light always tries to be bright But May have load shedding Life is a sky, never definable Can’t be always clear but have flying bird Or dark cloud with silver lining Life just never forgets to amaze us with sadness or with happiness With fullness or with emptiness, With brightest smile or with deepest pain Life is expressible or just not Life is river which continues to flow where, how don’t know But flows Meets ocean?? Don’t know. Life: a non-existing ladder, straight, bent, curved or none You climb, you go up If you don’t, you stay down Life, a flower Can be picked by anyone Can be used to decorate Or to express sympathy Some say life is money Either you spend or earn it Life, a boon or a curse Life, an existence of living Life, full of thoughts, full of pain, full of gain, full of sorrow Or Just nothing

22 03, 2018

Starting from Me, practice attempts to Stay below 1.5 degree

Since the beginning of time, advancement of technologies has been taking place to make this world a better and easier place to live for Humans. But, existence of Human species is in risk. Why? The answer is well known to every single of them. The reason is, Climate Change. Change of climate attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of global environment is Climate Change. The major concern of every person either a politician or a farmer has been shifted to Climate Change, as it effects has been adversely affecting everyone here. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2017 has been declared as the second hottest year in the history of earth. And if the trend of increase in temperature keeps on going, it is certain that 2018 may break the record of being the hottest year in the history. Climate Change tends to bring serious impacts in communities, ecosystem and livelihood of people. Increase in temperature, drought, intense summer heat, untimely rainfall, floods and landslides are the major impacts of Climate Change. Nepal being

16 03, 2018

Letter from a daughter

Dear parents, I am writing this letter to remind you that you have a daughter. Yes. She is vagina-ist. She has a vagina and boobs. Perfect two rounds and booty she loves. She is your daughter. You both conceived her. I am here to jog your memory lane. Like any parents, you protect her. Oh, you do. She starts to grow up. She hits her puberty. Her flat chest is not flat anymore. She is beautiful. You get worried. You ask her where she is heading to. How many friends does she have? Are they all girls? Vagina-ist? Oh no?? There are boys too? More boy-friends than girls? Red alert! Be careful. Infant, child, teenage. She is growing up. You get worried. You share her awful stories of what happens to vagina owners. She feels scared. She looks down her vagina and wishes things were easier if she had a penis? Brr. She brushes off the idea. She is straight. No way. But she still questions her existence as a girl. She thinks the world is cruel. Ruthless. Living monsters.

18 02, 2018

Valentine’s Day and Teen Dating Violence

February, the month of valentine. Valentine day, the day when every couple meet and spend nice time with each other, share gifts. The seven days valentine week starting from rose day to Valentine day is the special week in February for all the lovers in the world. We have tons of amazing activities planned all month long. It’s that time of year again. Bright red and pink boxes of chocolate line store aisles. Flower sales booms. Across the country, people gear up for Valentine day, celebrating love in all its forms. This valentines is the first valentine with my new love so, this month is so special to me as for others. But this western culture has brought many problems with love. For many teens and young adults, “love” can be dangerous. The common problem that arise on this month is teen dating violence. "Teen Dating Violence (also known as relationship abuse, dating abuse, domestic violence, domestic abuse, etc.) is any form of abuse that occurs in a dating/romantic relationship involving a teenager.” Sharing my own personal experience ,

1 01, 2018

New year 2018

Last year during this time, ‘We’ were set to collect resolutions from you to see what you had in stored for yourself in 2017. I hope you achieved what you had set out for. Years add up in our lives and we scribble our goals into words for the year (and forget, that’s what happens for most of us). We set goals. We set targets. We dream about our dream. We set goals to buy a house in the future, dream to become a millionaire, buy cars and all the expensive luxuries you can imagine of. Today, as you read this, ask yourself, ‘Are our goals limited to materials? Is earning money your only motivation? Should money be your ONLY motivation?’ Hey, don’t get me wrong. Money drives you to work but is it the only force? Stop setting goals that are too materialistic. In the end what is the purpose of all the bills you have in your wallet, or cards, if you do not have a single person to share your meal with. Stop wasting your time trying

18 12, 2017

Secrets of happiness

Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is. Many people’s lives in this world goes on rush. And, when asked most of the people shares the secrets of happiness are: money, power, fame, luxurious life etc. But, do you really think money, power can bring the inner happiness that person wish to have? Various thoughts puzzling in yours’ mind right? I guess my personal answer will be NO but to some extent it might be the reason for YES. Ohh wait! Let’s reflect this point as. For me, the most greatest secret of life for being happy and satisfied is being yourselves, knowing what you are, doing the things that you love to do no matter what other’s feel, peace of mind and spreading sense of positiveness. The following words such as innocence, motivation, loving, caring, pious perception, helping behaviour, positive attitude and placing others as your own place/circumstances, always drive you towards happiness. Our happiness might lies on the happiness of others too. The way of happiness also depends on the people’s characteristics like

15 11, 2017

My experience as a ‘HIV/AIDS trainer’

What comes to your mind when you hear about HIV/AIDS? When I was at grade-6, I was introduced about HIV/AIDS as a fatal communicable disease. Back then we were only informed about its symptoms and the fact that it was not curable. This concept was stuck in my mind till I reached grade 12. There, I got to know that this disease, though not curable, the life expectancy of the person suffering from it could be extended by introducing him/her to ART (Antiretroviral Therapy). My journey about getting informed and informing others kept moving forward as I joined ‘We’ for Change in 2014 as a volunteer. While I was volunteering there, I got a huge opportunity to work in the project named ‘Outloud’. ‘Outloud’ is a youth initiative, which aims to intervene healthy behavior pattern of 700 mobile transportation workers of 15 different districts of Nepal. Targeted transportation workers receive training and in turn become advocates of safe sex and HIV stigma reduction, affecting thousands of people in Nepal. In this project, I was given the responsibility to work as

15 10, 2017

Reuse and Recycle project

Don’t tell me early in your life this wouldn’t have got you excited. Selling off 15 kilograms of written papers out of your junior school note copies.  The books would yield slightly less money than copies but I was satisfied at the amount I was getting paid by the ‘khali-sisiwaladai’. At 13 years of age this was the only thing I thought could be recycled. Yes, that’s true I thought paper was the only thing that could be recycled and made new again. I thought my ink would wash off my favorite, science copy which went into a big magical hot pot with water and fairy dust. And the end product you ask me? Well it would be a brand new copy where my words slipped to form the best handwriting ever to get me straight A’s on my exams. You see the time when I was 13, the world wasn’t ruled by smartphones and internet. I wasn’t taught to reuse plastics then.The only thing adults did was throw the piece of junk off of their body as if,

27 03, 2017

March-ful Month 2017

So much went through the entire month of March 2017. There was International Women's Day to celebrate; Election of new Board of Directors; Celebration of 5 years anniversary of 'We' family. Phew! 'We' for Change on the occassion of International Women's Day 2017, organized a drama at NCDS, Buddhangar. The drama captured the sexual harassment faced by a woman in different settings; home, office and public places. For three rigorous weeks, trainees of 'We' for Change prepared a wonderful which was able to convey the message, 'It is time to act! #BeBoldforChange' With the completion of International Women's Day 2017, it was time for 'We' team (2015-2017) to handover the leadership to the next generation. The election of the new team 2017-2019 took place on March 9th at NCASC,Teku. On March 14, 'We' family welcomed the new team admist the well-wishers, members, friends and family at Moksh, Jhamsikhel. The new Board of Directors for 2017-2019 are: 'We' wishes the new Board of Directors, a very best of luck. Keep supporting us! Namaste!