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Simone Galimberti

Simone Galimberti is the Co-Founder of ENGAGE, an NGO partnering with youths to promote social inclusion in Nepal.

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.

Volunteerism for development

Published On: July 14, 2018 02:10 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

December 5 is celebrated as International Volunteer Day (IVD) every year to commemorate the achievements of volunteers toward creating a better planet with their contributions stemming from the programs relating to poverty eradication to fight against HIV/AIDS and climate change and many others.

Sports for empowerment

Published On: June 2, 2018 12:24 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Each youth with disabilities has an innate potential that in most of the cases goes unexpressed and under-utilized.

Education for all

Published On: May 6, 2018 12:29 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Guardianship and special assistance to vulnerable families started by the Prime Minister marks a noble beginning but it won’t be enough

They will succeed

Published On: March 24, 2018 01:02 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Few months ago we had the opportunity to welcome two new interns in our organization. These committed young social work students who, besides studying and being engaged in the internship, also work part time in the evening in a customer service of a major cable television network.

Sports for inclusion

Published On: February 21, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Professional sports have a large, untapped potential for development. Cricket is perhaps the best hope for Nepal

Together for service

Published On: January 27, 2018 12:40 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Supporting each other, coming together in the moments of need is what makes a nation stronger and resilient

The bigger cause

Published On: January 1, 2018 12:40 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Citizens should be regarded as the engines of local the government, the champions of active engagement.

Include them too

Published On: October 31, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

One important element missing from the current framework is the role for emergency volunteers.