International Youth Day 2022

By Creasion
Aug 12, 2022

Great things are done by a series of small things bought together!

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears” said Nelson Mandela, with hands clenched with agony and eyes filled with tears of hope, pinning his head on for a lighter and brighter world above discrimination. Bigotries have not yet come to an end, but the world is trying, trying to get over these prejudices and rise above social evils.

An effort was made in the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth in 1999, only for the world to recognize August 12 to be a day dedicated to adolescents and young adults, to be remembered as “International Youth Day”; lying parallel to Nelson Mandela’s words of wisdom. Going by the same tradition, the theme for 2022 International Youth Day revolved around a term alien to most, “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages”.

The United Nations describes it as breaking barriers between the two generations, addressing “Ageism” as a health issue. It has ears for both old and the young, leaving no soul unheard. Ageism is unwontedly seen on the biased side of the spectrum through the aspects of racism and sexism, unwittingly jeopardizing their growth to contribute to the community in the ways possible, paving the path to greatness.

Leading up to the occasion of International Youth Day 2022 on August 11, 2022 the volunteers of CREASION headed out to Basantapur Durbar Square for a fundraising event. The event’s essence was to collect funds to celebrate Raksha Bandhan and Janai Purnima with the elderly people. The volunteers of Kathmandu Cohort made special handmade rakhis and bookmarks which were displayed and sold and which were appreciated, supported, and encouraged by many people.

On August 12, 2022 CREASION successfully conducted programs in Kathmandu and Chitwan. The volunteers of Kathmandu Cohort visited an old age home named Manavsewa Ashram to celebrate and interact with the elderly. The volunteers eagerly interacted with the elderly people and celebrated Janai Purnima by making Quati for the elders and had a Mehendi session with them.

The volunteers of Chitwan celebrated International Youth Day by setting their priorities and focusing on creating tangible improvement in their lives through creating vision boards that reflect their goals for self-improvement and environmental conservation. The session was led by Ms. Rammaya Shrestha, Community Outreach Officer and the event was graced with the presence of Mr. Bikram K.C, representation of Bottlers Nepal Terai Limited who shared his inspiring words on how youths can become the agents of change and help in reducing carbon emissions through Recycler Saathi.

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