Nepal Scouts, taking a step forward to inspire peace
“Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding” – Albert Einstein
NEPAL – In cooperation with Asia-Pacific Support Centre, Nepal Scouts is taking a step forward in implementing the Messengers of Peace (MoP) Initiative at the grassroots level.
On 08 – 11 July 2017, the MoP Local Coordinators met in Lakeside Pokhara, Nepal to build their capacity in promoting the MoP Initiative and expand the network in their own districts.
Forty-one Scout leaders were introduced to WOSM’s Better World Framework and took this very important role of taking actions to advance the MoP Initiative at the local level. During the gathering, participants are oriented on Globalization of Network, Project Management, and how to inspire and encourage their Scouts to be Messengers of Peace and initiate Peace actions wherever they are.
To give a practical experience, a field activity was held in a secondary school as a practicum for the MoP local coordinators by delivering modules inspiring and encouraging over 100 students to become Messengers of Peace. As a start, many of them created their profile on scout.org to build up a network with other similar Scouts inspired by the MoP Initiative. This in turn, school’s Principal is committed to start a Scout and Guide Unit for the students.
Twenty-seven districts of Nepal were represented (Jhapa, Parsa, Bara, Katmandhu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitawan, Nawalparasi, Lamjung, Guimi, Kaskhi, Arghakhachi, Bajura, Kailali, Gokkha, Surkhet, Makawanpur, Dolakha, Sankhuwasabha, Ramechhap, dhanusha, Kaski, Dhading), and the Mayor of Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City, Mr Man Bahadhur G.C., graced the meeting and offered his support to Scouting and the MoP Initiative.