“Empowering youths for SDGs” by Hopes of Change

January 31, 2018

With the aim of helping youths to identify and understand Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and work on achieving them, Hopes of Change with the support of International Youth Federation conducted a workshop “Empowering youths for SDGs” at Asian Institute of Technology & Management (AITM) , Satobato with the presence of 50+ youths of high school .

Hopes of Change is a youth lead organisation working for working for youth empowerment and child education since 2014 A.D. It has been working in all over Nepal focusing in Youth empowerment with the believe that youths are change makers of the society.

The workshop was conducted in three different sessions. Mr. Abad Enriquez from Philippines who is executive director of Asian Education Network and Youth Ambassador in Asia and the Pacific for Youth for Global Goals. He explained about the importance of SDGs and how can youths contribute toward achieving it. His session was totally focused on the importance of youth for SDGs.

The second session “ Lead yourself” was conducted by Mr. Ajay Pandey. President of Hopes of Change and Country representative of International youth federation. His session was focused on leading oneself to achieve goal. He mentioned any change is possible with youth power and youths should know the power of change within them.

The third session was conducted by Chowdhury Kaiser Mohammad Riyadh from Bangladesh who is Co-founder of Life & Happiness Foundation about “ Being Happy and Successful in Life” which was focused on being happy and how can one avoid themselves from issues like depression which is one of the major issues of youth today.

The program ended with a great discussion about Sustainable Development Goals in Nepal. Head of School Krishna Khatiwada felicitated the national and international guest speakers and shared that leadership and motivational seminars like these would aid alot for the development of leadership and self esteem of the students and it mskes them really focused for their future. Vice president of Hopes of Change Mr. Abhibind Khaniya moderated the session and shared workshops like this helps students to understand about global and national issues and make students ready to face them.

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