Nawalparasi, Nepal: In view of the various problems that are growing at present, advocacy and leadership development training has been conducted in Sarawal- 3 Pipra under the auspices of Sarawal Rural Municipality with the support of ABC Nepal, Storm Foundation.
The ABC Nepal-run Samvad Center, Janabikas Kishor Kishori Network, Samvad Kishor Kishori Network and Pratibha Kishor Kishori Network in Sarawal village have imparted on capacity building training on advocacy and leadership development to the adolescents.
Speaking on the occasion hosted by Mahesh Yadav, Chairman of the Network and Manoj Lamichhane, Regional Head of ABC Nepal and Meghraj Gaitam, Managing Director of Community Radio Parasi, Lamichhane said, Adolescents should play a role in problem solving and development by highlighting the present rather than planning for the future to help solve local problems and development.
Adolescents also need to lobby local people’s representatives and stakeholders for solutions to local problems and development. It is also important to use the lessons learned in advocacy and leadership development capacity building training to address various issues in society.
Speaking on the occasion, the special guest Gautam said that the knowledge and achievements gained in the training will help in the work of social development, so it is important for the adolescents to move forward in the path of development.
At present, the main reason for the delay in the pace of development is the inability to mobilize the required manpower. In the modern age, radio and newspapers seem to have helped in the development work by broadcasting information.
He also urged the adolescents to guide the various problems and development activities in the society and help them in communication.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman Yadav said that the lessons learned from the training should be applied in one’s practical life and all the lessons learned in the advocacy and leadership development capacity building training should be used for social change and problem solving and development work.
The program was attended by 35 teenagers including ABC Nepal facilitator Rajman Barai, Janaki Gaud and Durga B.K.
The training was conducted by Sunnar Harijan, Supervisor of ABC Nepal