Stories By 'Simone Galimberti'
In Nepal you can find stories of unfilled potential, stories of people who, despite being equipped with skills and abilities, are not able to break through. Instead of having a shot to build a thriving life, they all end up in a vicious cycle of frustration, marginalisation and hyper vulnerability.
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Preparations for the upcoming elections for the federal and provincial assemblies are underway.
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Reading the national newspapers, you start to get a sense of the frustration felt by many citizens towards the newly elected local administrations:
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With a new government in place, leaders of the disability community have been reinvigorating their efforts to have the legislative assembly pass a new disability act that would better reflect Nepal’s commitment towards the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of which Nepal is a signatory party.
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The construction sector is bouncing back. After a period of paralysis following the earthquakes, a tour around the Kathmandu Valley will reveal its resurgence.
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Volunteerism in Nepal is at a critical juncture. Occasionally praised but more often neglected and forgotten, Nepal is losing a great opportunity to harness the power of service.
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