Kathmandu, August 15, 2017: After a fantastic response from teenagers around the nation, we are delighted to announce the shortlist for Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero 2017.
This year’s competition received over 320 applications, from fascinating teenagers demonstrating the diverse potential of this often underlooked age-group of people. The applicants had demonstrated their skills and expertise, and made an impact in their society, from areas like social work to journalism, from mobile app development and computer programming, to robotics, and from entrepreneurship to community development among others.
Albina Parwin (16 years, Social Activist, Sunsari), Ayush Pandey (17 years, Computer Programmer, Rupandehi), Prithu Singh Thakuri (19 years, Entrepreneur, Kathmandu), Rajaram Basnet (18 years, Social Activist, Dolakha), Sachin Dangi (18 years, Social Activist, Dang), and Tanmay Chaudhary (17 years, Inventor, Dhangadhi), have been selected among top 6 candidates for the competition, the only national platform in Nepal to recognize and honor the outstanding teenagers.
Glocal Teen Hero is a platform for Nepali teenagers to share their initiation, creativity, and enthusiasm which will then motivate them and more of the other teenagers in the nation to develop an entrepreneurial thinking.
This is the third edition of the first ever program designed in the country to recognize dedicated, passionate, and innovative teenagers so as to encourage their initiatives. Bipana Sharma, a 17-year old child rights activist from Sunwal, Nawalparasi, and Santosh Lamichhane, a young scientist were felicitated with the First and Second Glocal Teen Hero awards in the years 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Started from inside the Kathmandu valley only in the year of inception, the competition this year had reached out to teenagers nationwide (16 different destinations to be precise), and conducted information sessions in various schools and colleges.
To make the program a grand success, this year, Glocal has partnered with Wai Wai, Coca-Cola, Panchakanya Group, Honda, QFX Cinemas, Toyota (VOITH) and Landmark Education. Nepal Tourism Board, European Union, UNDP and National Youth Council are the strategic partners for the program. Facts, IMS Group, KGH Group, YUWA, AYON, Restless Development, YES! Club World Nepal and View Your Choice are the supporters of the program. Soaltee Crowne Plaza is the official hospitality partner. Sparrow SMS is the SMS partner. Partnership with various such organizations working on youth-segment helped the program reach every nook and corners of the country, and ensured no teenagers having talents and potential were left-out from the competition.
The respected 5-member jury panel had shortlisted the 6 amazing teens (ages 13-19) for their achievements, initiations or contributions in any other field outside of their respective school’s or college’s curriculum. The jury panel this year comprises of Mr. Renaud Meyer, UNDP Country Director to Nepal, Mr. Suraj Vaidya, President of Vaidya’s Organization of Industries, Mr. Upaul Majumdar, General Manager of Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Reecha Sharma, actress, and Ranjit Acharya, CEO of Prisma Advertising.
The selection was based on their resume, the evidence and an essay on their accomplishment.
These six teens will now go through a six-days-long capacity building workshop.
The finalists would be individually interviewed by the panel of judges, and SMS voting round has opened that will select THE FANTASTIC TEEN for the year 2017.
To vote for the candidates, text the voting code of your favorite finalist to 33001. The voting codes for the finalists are:
- Albina Prawin- GTH ALP
- Ayush Pandey- GTH AP
- Prithu Singh Thakuri– GTH PST
- Rajaram Basnet- GTH RB
- Sachin Dangi- GTH SD
- Tanmay Chaudhary- GTH TC
Award ceremony of the Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero will be held on 1st of September in the presence of 250+ personalities of Nepal from different walks of life, such as diplomats, politicians, film stars, entrepreneurs, youth leaders and many more. The celebration would also broadcast live on AP1 HD Television.
‘Wai Wai Glocal 20 Under 20’ announced
On August 10, 2017, Glocal Pvt. Ltd. unveiled the list of 20 brightest Nepali youths under the age of 20. The youths are from various diverse fields ranging from social work, child right activism, computer programming, science, journalism, technology, and entrepreneurship among others.
The annual list of game changers seeks to recognize and honor the exceptional youths from various fields.
Releasing the list, Asish Thakur, Executive Director of Glocal Pvt. Ltd., said, “The Wai Wai Glocal 20 Under 20 list is the ultimate honor roll of young game changers reshaping Nepal for the better. This platform will encourage the youths to share their initiation, creativity, and enthusiasm which will then motivate them and more of the other youths in the nation to develop an entrepreneurial thinking.”
The selected youths will be honored amidst the Grand celebration of Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero award on September 1, 2017.
Stories of these youths are being published at Glocal Khabar.
First Wai Wai Glocal International Teen Conference to be held
Similarly, Glocal is also going to organize the first Wai Wai Glocal International Teen Conference on September 1, 2017.
Wai Wai Glocal International Teen Conference (GITC) is the first ever international conference for teenagers in Nepal. GITC is an opportunity for teenagers to authentically address issues that are important to them without having to overcome generational barriers. The conference will showcase the ideas, experience, and stories of the teenagers from countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Liberia, etc. through series of panel discussions. The panel majors on Entrepreneurship, Empowerment and Socio-Perspective.
The main objective of this conference is to be the platform of the Global Teenagers’ Meet and set an example of teenagers who have worked in countries with more difficulties and spreading a positivity that things are possible with efforts. It is a platform for knowledge and experience where teenagers can learn about leadership, empowerment and social impact through a participatory and interactive environment with their peers from all over the globe.
The conference will be held at Soaltee Crowne Plaza and will be followed by the Grand celebration of Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero award.