Regular educational workshops for young people in Suntakhan

One of the main goals of Akasha Academy is to offer holistic education based on universal ethics. A first step towards implementation is being taken in cooperation with the Nepalese Akasha Academy NGO within the framework of the “Akasha Traineeship” training, which focuses on topics of basic health and sustainable development. Due to the pandemic, the start of the training had to be postponed so far. As a interim solution, schoolgirls from Suntakhan were able to attend a „Covid-19 Health Advisor“ training course instead, which Long Yang e.V. spontaneously developed together with partners in Nepal.

In addition to this program, Akasha Academy NGO, as a member of the MHMPA (Menstrual Health and Hygiene Partners Alliance) in cooperation with GIZ Nepal organized a workshop on menstrual hygiene, which was even broadcast online. The students exchanged their experiences with the actress and MHM Goodwill Ambassador Keki Adhikari.

Workshops on healthy living, women’s rights and environmental protection.

Once again it became clear how important a continuous interaction is for the girls and young women in the region. For this reason, the Akasha Academy NGO will continue to offer regular events for the youth of the region, to create a space precisely for this purpose. Topics will include healthy lifestyles, women’s rights and environmental protection. In addition, they also learn how they can initiate positive change themselves. As with the Covid-19 Health Advisor program, one goal is for the young women to act as multipliers, passing on their knowledge to their families, classmates and others in the region. It is not only sharing their acquired knowledge thats vital, but also their newfound way of looking at things – by setting a positive example for others. The program aims at advancing the participants’ self-security and self-responsibility and inspire them to act for the benefit of others.

Further workshops are to be held, initially once a month, in order to build up a circle of motivated young people who are willing to take responsibility and actively work for change in society.