Global Peace Founder, Dr Vasu Gounden, met with Mr. Nigam Paudel, the Founder and President of Team NEPO during his visit to Nepal in early January this year. Team NEPO is a volunteer-based youth-led organisation working to bring about a positive difference across Nepal.
Dr Gounden introduced the Global Peace initiative to Mr. Paudel, highlighting the two key initiatives that Global Peace will be focused on for 2020. These include the 75 Inter-Generational Dialogues as part of the UN’s 75 campaign in commemoration of its 75th anniversary, and the Plant Trees Not Bombs campaign that the South African Minister of Defence, Ms. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, and Global Peace launched in November 2019 – committing the South African National Defence Force to planting one million trees.
Team NEPO is membership-driven, working through district representative teams across Nepal which are coordinated by young and motivated leaders who are committed to the objectives of the organisation. Some of their projects include the School Learning Programme; which focuses on communication skills, CV writing skills and career counselling and the 10 Book Challenge; which is working towards donating 100,000 books to prison libraries in Nepal.
Recognising the synergies between the two organisations, Global Peace and Team NEPO are looking towards further collaboration on youth-led and youth-empowered projects and campaigns.