Yuwalaya is a purely youth led, non-profit, non-government organization working for and with adolescents of Nepal.
Yuwalaya has built a platform for adolescents, youths and child club graduates, collaborating with them to achieve goal and objectives of Yuwalaya. We bridge organizations working on children rights and youth rights. We provide a safe platform for child club graduates and young people to grow and contribute to solving new and emerging issues of young people in the society. We value ideas, dreams and passion of the NEW generation.
Yuwalaya is registered at District Administration Office, Lalitpur Metropolitan City (Registration No 3799/070) and affiliated with Social Welfare Council (Registration No 37674).
Inspire Nepali adolescents and youths to become valued partners in development contributing to equitable, harmonious and just Nepali society.
Collaborate with adolescents and youths to help them attain best opportunities in education, health, economy and governance and bring sustainable improvement in their lives through participation, research and advocacy.
Enhance the capacities of adolescents and youths to unlock their full potential to attain a dignified, respected and quality life
Promote adolescents and youth partnership including their meaningful participation for development of Nepal
To empower adolescents and youths with education, technical, financial skills and human rights
To strengthen the relationship between local stakeholders and youths to collectively advocate for issues of young people
To assist and organize adolescents and youths to promote and conduct youth development activities
To create platform for adolescents and youths who were child club members in the past
To contribute towards achieving various components of International Commitments
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We mainly focus our work on the following thematic areas.
Adolescent and Youth Participation
Ensure meaningful participation and engagement of adolescent and youths in innovating, planning, implementing and review processes at all level
Gender and Social Inclusion
Be the voice for gender equality; Promote men engagement; Raise voice against harmful social norms that instigate violence against women and girls
Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change
Support in preparedness and response
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Advance universal access to sexual and reproductive health rights for all
Youth and Livelihood
Support to increase productivity of youths in economic activities
Our strategy focuses on adolescent and youth participation and consultation, policy level advocacy, intergenerational dialogue, awareness raising, capacity building, IEC material development, days celebration and promoting volunteerism as means to achieve goals and objectives of Yuwalaya.
After receiving Master’s Training of Trainer’s on misinformation, disinformation and hate speech participants are supposed to conduct the program at local level. It is a way of learning by sharing. The objective of the program was to capacitate the MToT participants as trainers in their own local area. Through the session, the MToT participants were able to impart the knowledge that they have gained in the training. The main objective of the session was to aware people on what misinformation, disinformation and hate speech is and their role in minimizing them. In total 11 pairs have completed their program successfully in Banke, Sunsari, Jumla, Makwanpur, Kalikot and Sindhuli districts reaching out to . All the participants led the program. For some of the participants it was their first time to facilitate the session, so it was a new learning experience for them.
Also, after conducting the program, MToT participants also shared how they felt after the completion of the program:
“This was my first time of facilitating the session. I was nervous at first but then slowly I developed confidence while facilitating the session. Lastly, I am proud of myself that I did it”. – Susma Pariyar, MToT participant from Dharan, Sunsari
“The participants who were present there, pledged and promised that they will never do hate speech as well as never disseminate misinformation and disinformation. When they promised it, I felt I have contributed in brining awareness in people about misinformation, disinformation and hatespeech.” – Anuja Gurung, MToT participant from Simpani, Makwanpur
In this 21st century, youth have been very engaged and addicted to technology and the internet. Due to this, Misinformation, Disinformation and Hate Speech are important issues that need to be addressed. Yuwalaya as part of Youth Hub Coalition of PLAN International Nepal conducted 4 days of Masters Training of Trainers (MTOT) on Misinformation, Disinformation, and Hate Speech for 28 youth from Makwanpur, Kalikot, Sunsari, Jumla, and Banke districts from 5th January 2022 to 8th January 2022. The program was conducted with technical support from Digital Rights Nepal.
The four days program included the topics of “ what is freedom of speech, right to privacy, differences on free speech and hate speech”, what is misinformation, disinformation, misinformation and how we can difference real and fake news”. Though the program was held online, the session was made interactive by having a group discussion on different case studies through breakout rooms in zoom. The participants found the group discussion very effective.
“This program was really wonderful. These sessions on misinformation, disinformation, and hate speech are really necessary for youth. As youth are really active in social media and they share whatever they want to share on social media without knowing its consequences. Through this session, I have learned that I should not share whatever comes to my mind”- Participant from Sunsari
“Through this session, I have realized that I should not share my Facebook password to anyone, not even to my best friend. I also understood which information can be made public and which should be kept private.” – Participant from Hetauda