Kathmandu, July 22, 2018
While Nepal faces a myriad of challenges, it is often easy to forget that there are also many positive changes happening. Some of these changes are the result of the hard work of Nepal’s young social change makers who are trying to make a difference.
According to Ashoka, a social change maker is “someone one who desires change in the world and, by gathering knowledge and resources, makes that change happen. Most people desire change; many know what they would like to see different in the world, and some even know how it could be done best. Social change makers do not stop at words or ideas. They actually take action.” Using a combination of knowledge, inventiveness, and determination, they push through until their dream becomes reality, and then push further.
We are launching this publication on social change makers in Nepal on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of our organization. In July 2016, we started Bikas Udhyami to support young people to contribute to Nepal’s development through innovative and smart solutions. Through our Catalyst Initiative we try to promote youth leadership among young people in Nepal by providing them with information about youth leadership opportunities and by sharing the inspiring stories of young leaders like the social change makers featured in this publication.