Hong Kong Young Envoys Visit Nepal
Kathmandu, 25 August 2010: During mid and end of July, the Hong Kong National committee (NatCom) sent group of Young Envoys (YE) to visit Nepal and observe the programs UNICEF Nepal implements in the country. The young envoys were school students between 13 to 19 years of age who were trained and oriented on UNICEF’s areas of concern and work. These envoys were chosen from thousands of applications received where the children passed through rigorous selection criteria before being selected as a young envoy.
There were a total of 70 envoys, who were divided into groups of two. The envoys were accompanied by UNICEF, Hong Kong officials and journalists. The teams visited the UNICEF office in Kathmandu. They were briefed on the different programmatic areas of UNICEF Nepal including, Health and security in the field, Mine Risk Education, HIV and AIDS, Decentralized Action for Women and Children(DACAW), Health, Nutrition and Water and Sanitation Hygeine(WASH). The YEs also visited the office of Equal Access Nepal where UNICEF supported popular youth radio programme 'Saathi Sanga Manka Kura' is produced.
The first group of young envoys travelled to the field in Kavre while the second group travelled to Tanahu district. The group visited local schools where they observed urban out of school programme and the School Sanitation and Health Education supported by UNICEF. They also interacted with the children and got along with small ones joining them in their games.
The YEs also observed different programmes supported by UNICEF on Early childhood development, Child friendly teaching learning process, the birthing centre and interacted with the health workers. The envoys also got the chance to interact with the CDO in Tanahu, and local district officers and other members of the government local bodies.
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