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Published On: May 3, 2021 03:38 PM NPT By: Republica

‘Career Prospect through Volunteering’ webinar explores career options for youths

‘Career Prospect through Volunteering’ webinar explores career options for youths


Advanced College of Engineering and Management (acem) organized a webinar in partnership with United Nations Volunteering (UNV) Nepal on Friday to explore possible career options for youths.

According to a press statement released by acem, the one- and fifteen-minutes long session went live from both Zoom and Facebook on the topic ‘Career Prospect through Volunteering’. Experts Dmitry Frischin, UNV Regional Portfolio Manager of Thailand, and Matt Tully, Acting Country Director of Peace Corps Nepal contributed to the program while Dr Prativa Pandey moderated the panel discussion.

Dmitry Frischin, UNV Regional Portfolio Manager, Thailand, provided guidelines on volunteering and how it helps to shape the career in the long run. He drew special attention on how to become a part of the UNV and explained how their organization is encouraging the volunteers during the pandemic.

Matt Tully, Acting Country Director of Peace Corps Nepal, also highlighted the importance of volunteering and shared how Peace Corps is contributing to Nepal for the last few decades which itself has been the learning opportunities to the US citizens. He shared that even the local communities in Nepal are contributing during the present crisis.

Ramesh Silwal, Chairman of acem, expressed his gratitude to Frischin, and Tully for their time, concern, and sincere dedication for promoting youths in volunteering. He also added that such platforms would help boost entrepreneurship and skill-based education.

Executive Director of acem, Kapil Dev Regmi, said the main objective of the webinar was not just to encourage the youths in volunteering but also to promote their career via such worthwhile activities. He said that Acem is expanding its multiple students focused works via Living Lab Projects through its Research & Innovation Unit (RIU) of acem. Such community-based laboratories are being planned to operate in various places of the country.

The entire event was moderated by Dr. Prativa Pandey, a young scientist of Nepal, and a member of Research & Innovation Unit at acem. She affirmed her vision upon ‘youth & volunteering’ and how it benefits their career by developing leadership, confidence, and teamwork skills.

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