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Simone Galimberti

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Welcome the volunteers

Published On: September 21, 2019 12:00 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

The upcoming arrival of Chinese volunteer teachers to Nepal can help reframe the debate on the role and contributions of international volunteers

Mentoring the youth

Published On: September 7, 2019 12:00 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Initiating and promoting mentoring and coaching culture can be of great help for youth who are seeking jobs

Power to youth

Published On: August 24, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Grassroots level policy-making and activism can truly transform Nepali youth and Nepal

Activism for a cause

Published On: August 3, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Nepal needs its youth working together with other sections of the society as active citizens to volunteer, to create awareness or to advocate as per the need

Volunteering during disaster

Published On: July 20, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

During the disaster, Nepal can rely on a professional corps of volunteers, the first response teams composed by citizens from all the walks of life

Power of sports

Published On: July 6, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Nepal’s teams and athletes are still the underdogs like the Raptors and Warriors many years ago. But change is possible

Call for equality

Published On: June 16, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Everybody should be part of call for social justice to address the most pressing needs of the most marginalized sections of the society

Lead where you can

Published On: June 1, 2019 12:25 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

I recently had the opportunity to attend a Tostmasters gathering where members learn to master the art of public speaking. I was mesmerized by the attentions to the details, the way the sessions were structured and delivered and the overall level of professionalism. Toastmasters is much more than just a platform for public speaking. It can be one of the best ways to boost your self-confidence and challenge yourself to become better.

Away with plastics

Published On: May 18, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

We literally share our lives with plastic. Most of us still do not realize how bad and dangerous this could be

Together against climate threat

Published On: May 5, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Climate change and environment preservation are defining issues of our times. We need to take action, individually and collectively

Sports for better society

Published On: April 13, 2019 12:05 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

International Day of Sports for Development and Peace which was celebrated on April 6 this year offers an opportunity to reflect and introspect on the potentials of leveraging sports for the good of the society. The other day I was reading news about recent cases of racism across European football fields with more instances of verbal abuses against players just because of the colors of their skin. Sadly and unsurprisingly the targets were not only foreign players but also native players of diverse background, whose parents or grandparents had settled in Europe.

To go or not to

Published On: March 23, 2019 12:25 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Last week a scandal erupted in the US involving some wealthy, predominantly white American families buying, some illicitly and others in legally but ethically dubious ways, their children’s tickets to some of the best universities in the country.

Reimagining SAARC

Published On: February 24, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

If India is pursuing sub-regional partnerships with its neighbors to avoid or replace SAARC, Nepal should think twice before investing political capital in such initiatives

Nepal’s day of service

Published On: February 10, 2019 01:23 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Celebrating and promoting volunteering opportunities can help change the status quo and lead to better future.

Sports for social change

Published On: January 19, 2019 12:05 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Sports should be played by women and men alike without any forms of discrimination in terms of gender and disabilities

Virtue of volunteerism

Published On: December 9, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Every year, all over the world, the first week of December marks a lot of events. To start with, the 16 days campaign against gender based violence reaches its peak and culminates into the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on December 10. The

Helping youths thrive

Published On: December 2, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

What are we doing to ensure that youths from poor families can take advantage from economic cycle?

Cost of private education

Published On: October 13, 2018 12:05 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

The Compulsory and Free Education Bill, recently authenticated by the President provoked a backlash among the private learning institutions that are rejecting the mandatory scholarships quota, one of hallmark provisions of the new law. The private schools are expressing strong reservation and dissatisfaction over the provision of 10 to 15 percent free scholarships, depending on the number of students enrolled, to deserving but vulnerable students.

Inspiring youth to dream

Published On: September 25, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Nepal’s marginalized youths lack relationships and connections to break down the walls of isolation

Building relationship

Published On: August 18, 2018 01:05 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

It has been almost two months since the best wheelchair basketball athletes competed in the third event of the Turkish Airlines ENGAGE Empowering League, the biggest adaptive sport event in Nepal. It was a great event of athleticism and sportsmanship by women and men of different age living with disabilities.