Building early Leaders & Community Activists through the EmPeace LABS Project.
Visiting the Ananda Bhumi High School in Kathmandu (Nepal)
The Ananda Bhumi High School is a private institution in Kathmandu (Nepal) for high school education. It's also a Boarding School where several kids from the low and middle class are represented. The school has been running for over the past 22 years under the supervision of a very powerful Lady and its principal, Madam SAMJHANA Pokharel, all this neither without Government support nor from local organizations.
A previous meeting by Dr. Marek with the principal together with students has shown a deep interest in the UCP SARnet Mission and with the EmPeace LABS Project. Visiting the school on Thursday 14th November was full of surprise and encouragement for a long and fruitful collaboration with the institution. The aim was to create an EmPeace LABS club for the ones interested in the project; we had group discussion session where 23 amazing young kids plus the Principal were present. Introducing the EmPeace LABS concept to these kids aimed to awaken and develop in them at the young age, the Leadership skills, the community development strategies and practices, and the strong values (Gandhi) that are necessary to create an early sustainable and suitable environment for everyone. Apart from this project, encouraging them in their education that has always been one of the UCP SARnet core missions was also on the program. Some kids had already ideas and had developed so far some few ingenious devices to collect water from the Rain to be disseminated throughout the House. We hope this collaboration to bring more efficiency and add value to the basic educational system in the school.
Our main objective is to encourage them in academics and help them develop skills and ideas that are needed today to address the pressing issues of the world and particularly of their country Nepal. We can't just neglect or ignore all the potential, the motivation, ideas and Love these kids have.
Below are some photographs of our little meeting.