Empowering community youths through Leadership Training
-By: Giri Raj Khatri
With highlighting the aphorism by Danald H. Mc. Gannon "Leadership is action, not position”, Youth Leadership Development Training was organized on 12- 14 March, 2011 at Bisankhunarayan VDC, Lalitpur.
Twenty participants from Chaysal and Paathivara Community along with some other participants from "paschim paaila" and Aviyan Yuwa Samuha were participated the training. The three days residential training program was organized by ENPHO/"paschim paaila" with support from UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund in collaboration with Aviyan Yuwa Samuha. The training program was the part of WASH led Youth Empowerment Project in which the leadership capacities of community youths were strengthened. The professional trainer team from Nodan Club and Pragya Management Group facilitated the training program and various participatory tools, games, group discussion, brainstorming, and motivational videos/speech which supported to motivate youths in social activities. The training was mainly focused on self leadership, Team work, group facilitation, communication, social responsibility and appreciative inquiry. "I have got chance to expose my leadership which was hidden before." said, Diman Rai one participant from Pathibhara Community.
P.S. Joshi, UN-HABITAT cheered the participants for completing 3 days leadership training on his speech during closing ceremony and also addressed the importance of youths in community development with objective of UN-Habitat Urban Youth fund. Also, the role of youths and their quality and success story of youths were shared by Bipin Dangol, ENPHO. Likewise, Rajesh Adhikari, ENPHO appreciated all participants for their active participation.
Finally, the training was concluded with the vote of thanks by Miss. Kamala K.C, ENPHO/”paschim paaila".