KATHMANDU, Aug 1: For the very first time, 10 students from the United States of America, along with two adult facilitators and two staff members of Maggi Womancare International (MWI) and Amizade Global Services, will be participating in youth leadership training organized by Nepal Break Dance Foundation as the implementing local partner for MWI and the US Government.
Since 2010, the US Government has been organizing the South Asia Youth Summit (SAYS) with the theme of Developing Leadership in Young People to Transform Communities on an annual basis. In May this year, six participants from Nepal, all aged 16, also participated in the SAYS program and attended trainings and workshops in Pittsburgh and Washington in the US.
The 10 students, namely, Mariah Nicole Howze, Kathleen June Brown (Katie), Rosalie Kovacic Daniels, Isabella Lauren Bubash, Amy Elizabeth Kolor, Pierre Joel Macklin (Joel), Jack Nolan Ohrman, Jonah Blackman Raether, Scott Christopher Moore, and Fletcher Earl Jones, will be visiting Namo Buddha Thrangu Tashi Choling Institute of Buddhist Studies and Gahate Community Forest Users’ Group in Kavre District, and ICIMOD Training Center in Godavari, among other places, to learn about various issues.
Informing about the participants from the US in Nepal and the outcome of the program, Deepesh Thapa, Marketing and PR at Nepal Break Dance Foundation, said, “The whole program is like a cultural exchange. So the students will basically learn about leadership and Buddhism and will also focus on environmental issues during their stay here.” He also said that the young visitors from the US will also get to learn about volunteerism work.
The youth leadership program attracts students from three countries – Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Nepal – to build individual and collective leadership qualities.
For more information about SAYS, contact Nepal Break Dance Foundation, GAA Hall, Thamel, Kathmandu.