With Season 4 underway, our Youth Empowerment Program, led by Alyson Sagala, was kicked off by hosting empowerment sessions at both the Nawalpur and Aiselu Kharkha secondary schools.
We are building upon our established Girls’ Empowerment Program to include boys as well, and held our first co-ed sessions. These sessions provide space for boys and girls ages 13-17 years old to connect and grow in areas of self-awareness, identity and community relationships. Our youth programs have been working with local children and teenagers for over 3 years, and we have been able to build strong relationships with our school communities.
We are excited to announce that we are currently looking to hire a Nepali educator who will serve as our permanent youth program coordinator. We believe this addition to our staff will enable us to deepen our youth programming in the area and build upon our past successes. We are endlessly grateful for all the hard work, dedication, commitments, and connections made by so many volunteers that have contributed over the past three years. We are looking forward to this next chapter, and to strengthen our relationships with the young people of this community.