September 1: Sachin Dangi from Dang has been awarded with the title of Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero 2017 amid a special function organized in the capital on September 1. The jury of Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero 2017 handed over the trophy to the winner, the organizers said in a statement.
Seventeen-year-old Sachin is the president of Teenage Society of Nepal, an online group with 5,000 Nepali teenagers and 70 volunteers, according to the statement.
Currently, he is working on ‘ 7 days- 7 heritage project’ and a human rights awareness project where he briefs all articles written on Human Right Declaration Forum to the teens.
He also works as a young scientist at Kaicho Nepal where he and his team work to make Nepal Digital. Also, he is facilitating free Aurdino programming throughout Nepal to students for free.
“This year’s competition had received over 320 applications, from fascinating teenagers demonstrating the diverse potential of this often underlooked age-group of people. The applicants had demonstrated their skills and expertise, and made an impact in their society, from areas like social work to journalism, from mobile app development and computer programming, to robotics, and from entrepreneurship to community development among others,” the statement said.
Glocal Teen Hero is a platform for Nepali teenagers to share their initiation, creativity, and enthusiasm which will then motivate them and more of the other teenagers in the nation to develop an entrepreneurial thinking.
This is the third edition of the first ever program designed in the country to recognize dedicated, passionate, and innovative teenagers so as to encourage their initiatives.
Bipana Sharma, a 17-year old child rights activist from Sunwal, Nawalparasi, and Santosh Lamichhane, a young robot inventor were declared the first and second Glocal Teen Hero awards in the years 2015 and 2016 respectively.
To make the program a grand success, this year, Glocal said it partnered with Wai Wai, Coca-Cola, Panchakanya Group, Honda, QFX Cinemas, Toyota (VOITH) and Landmark Education.
Nepal Tourism Board, European Union, UNDP and National Youth Council are the strategic partners for the program. Facts, IMS Group, KGH Group, YUWA, AYON, Restless Development, YES! Club World Nepal, View Your Choice, Hotel Ambassador, International Youth Committee and Anurodh Nepal are the supporters of the program.
Soaltee Crowne Plaza is the official hospitality partner. Sparrow SMS is the SMS partner and Events Mo is the Event App partner.
“Partnership with various such organizations working on youth segment helped the program reach every nook and corners of the country, and ensured no teenagers having talents and potential were left out from the competition,” the statement said.
The selection was based on their resume, the evidence and an essay on their accomplishment.