Kathmandu, December 3, 2017: The certification ceremony of Entrepreneurship and Self-Competent Workshop was held today in the premises of Nepal Tourism Board to announce the best entrepreneurs clubs and students based on their performance and activity.
Gyan Bigyan Entrepreneurs Club was recognized as the best entrepreneurs club overall. Arunima Entrepreneurs Club and Janaki Entrepreneurs Club won the best entrepreneurs club from inside and outside the valley respectively.
Similarly, Rohan Humagain, Bagishwori H.S.S bagged the Best Student Award- Overall. Sisam Rai from Gyan Bigyan School and Sahil K.Gupta from Janaki H.S.S were recognized as the Best Students from inside and outside the valley respectively.
Glocal After School in collaboration with Anurodh Nepal and Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers initiated the project Entrepreneurship and Self- Competent Workshop to develop the entrepreneurial mindset and make the student of grade 8, 9 and 10 more self- competent.
The project started in April 2017 and was divided into two phases: Inside Valley and Outside Valley. The workshop of 6 hours was given to the students at their own school environment where they explored their self-competencies through activities, group works, and guest lectures from national and local entrepreneurs.
4 amazing trainers and 17 inspirational and motivational guest speakers were involved in the project. It facilitated 914 students from 23 different schools from 7 districts of Nepal: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Siraha, Saptari, Udayapur and Janakpur. After the completion of the workshop entrepreneurs clubs were formed in each school where students implemented their planned activities in school and community through the club.
Ishwori Prasad Lamichhane is a Principal at Arunima Higher Secondary School. He was delighted with the changes he witnessed among the students after the workshop. “Our students have started to come up with piles of innovative ideas and the enthusiasm shown by them is praiseworthy. The school will help the club execute its idea in the upcoming days”, shared Lamichhane.
Similarly, Anju Mishra, representative from Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers was impressed with the result of the workshop. On a conversation with Glocal Khabar, she shared, “We had never worked on any projects that were targeted for the school level students. It was our first initiation and we are happy with the output. We aspire to continue programs of this kind as per the feedbacks received.”
The ideas put forward by the students were mainly service and awareness oriented. Sisam Rai and her friends from Gyan Bigyan School were able to raise funds for a drinking water project that would be useful for the whole school. Similarly, Rohan Humagain, Treasurer of Entrepreneurs Club, Bagishwori H.S School was proud to share how their club managed to sponsor a local football team by collecting money from ‘Charity Film Show.’
The Best Clubs were selected on the basis of activities, impact, changes, sustainability and creativity. Enthusiasm to learn and change, development of entrepreneurial mindset, self- competent and confident, creative, active participation and positive attitude were the criteria for the selection of best students.
By: Prashant Bhandari