An international memorandum of understanding was signed between YUVA Mauritius and Jagrit Child & Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN), Kathmandu. The memorandum calls for collaboration in child protection, instruction, and international exchange between the two NGOs.
This MoU was signed after several meetings between the president of YUVA, Krishna Athal and the president of JCYCN, Tilottam Paudel in Kathmandu. Talking about the Mauritius-Nepal relations, Paudel said that JCYCN is very motivated by this exchange, and his team looks forward to a long-lasting, strong collaboration with YUVA.
Since 2001, JCYCN has been working to serve the society voluntarily; however, JCYCN is continuously working with modest funds and organising programs in coordination with various other organisations viz. NGOs, INGOs, GO’s, and other institutions. In coordination with Volunteer Aid Nepal, JCYCN has also organised an orientation and training program to highlight the importance of volunteerism, sanitation, and social development in various districts of Nepal.
JCYCN has thirty-three general members, and has five staff who is working on full time basis. To motivate, inspire and retain our volunteers, we provide different opportunities for their career development; like providing them opportunities to participate in different national and international programs, engaging them in social work so that they are able to develop themselves.
JCYCN assists different international students and volunteers who come to Nepal for research, study and work. JCYCN provides cultural learning sessions, history, society and other contents as per their need and interest. JCYCN also provides guidance and facilitate international friends from different intuitions and organisations who are interested in visiting different mesmerising and magnetising places of Nepal according to its organisational rules and regulations.
With its guidance and coordination, many international friends are currently studying in different areas of Nepal and collecting information on different issues. Most of these people have come from Thailand, United Kingdom, Japan, USA, Netherland, Norway, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Belgium and India. In collaboration with these organisations, JCYCN has provided cultural classes, computers sets, generators to various schools of Nepal.
Some of the major works of JCYCN since 2004:
- Education support to more than one hundred students in collaboration with Asian Resource Foundation and Hostain Haisain;
- Since 2012 youth partnership program in collaboration with Ministry of Youth and Sports titled “ Leadership development, peace building and climate change capacity development;
- In 2014 created CMDRR forum and provided capacity development training on climate change and environment in collaboration with concern universal Bangladesh;
- In 2007, 2008 and 2011 organised South Asia youth for peace training in collaboration with ARF Thailand;
- 2014/15 local partner for 3m evaluation for global partnership for children and youth in peace building;
- Since 2012 JCYCN had organised an awareness program on girl child right violation in more than 25 schools;
- Organised Universal Periodic Review in collaboration with Pax Romana and other 80 social organisations; and
- In the initiative of JCYCN Pragatinagar VDC has been declared as Child Friendly Local Governance.