ActionAid opens international youth training centre in Kathmandu

The building in Gyaneswhor is buzzing with the noise and warm atmosphere of more than 30 young people from Europe and all over Asia that are gathered for training in social activism.

They are in Kathmandu as part of ActionAid's newly opened international youth training centre called the Global Platform, which is a training venue for youths from ActionAid's own Activista Network and others involved in social activism. The aim of the Global Platform is to establish a place that can be an important driver in changing the world into a more just and equal place for the whole humankind.

Youths are not only the leaders of tomorrow; they are the key actors of today.

"They are engaged in the society around them and want to take part in creating a more social just future,” says Bimal Phnuyal, Country Director of ActionAid Nepal.

"We want to deepen and widen social justice action by giving young activists from Nepal, Asia and the rest of the world, opportunities to develop their skills in planning actions for social change."