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Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero receives overwhelming number of applications as deadline approaches


As the deadline is just 16 days to go, the competition has received over 150 applications from teens all across the nation

Kathmandu, July 13, 2017: Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero, the only national platform in Nepal to recognize and honor the outstanding teenagers, has received an overwhelming number of applications as the deadline is fast approaching.

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 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, Toyota, Honda, QFX Cinemas, and Landmark Education. Nepal Tourism Board, European Union, UNDP and National Youth Council are the strategic partners for the program. Facts, Code for Nepal, IMS Group, YUWA, AYON, Leo, Restless Development, KGH Group, YES! Club World Nepal and View Your Choice are the supporters of the program. Partnership with various such organizations working on youth-segment helped the program reaches every nook and corners of the country, and ensured no teenagers having talents and potential were left-out from the competition.

As part of the competition, the respected 5-member jury panel will shortlist 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 would be based on their resume, the evidence and an essay on their accomplishment. The finalists would then be individually interviewed by the panel of judges, and SMS voting round would open that will select THE FANTASTIC TEEN for the year 2017.

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.

The application closes on 30th July 2017. You can either apply yourself or nominate the outstanding teenagers for the Glocal Teen Hero award at www.teenhero.glocalkhabar.com

First Wai Wai Glocal International Teen Conference receives flood of applications

Similarly, the first Wai Wai Glocal International Teen Conference also received flood of applications from teenagers, from Nepal as well as Pan-Asia region.

To be held 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 the series of panel discussion. 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.