SOCH YOUTH SUMMER-CAMP 2016soch
SOCH Youth organized a two-day Summer camp for young people studying in Kathmandu Valley on the 23rd and 24th of September 2016. The camp was held in Dhulikhel, at Dhulikhel Village Resort. There were 63 participants and 7 team leaders in the camp. The team leaders were from SOCH Youth and from different colleges. SOCH Youth Vice President and secretary, Mr Kiran Khatri and Miss Sanjina Rai facilitated the two- day program that included games, activities and presentations from various speakers.
The SOCH Youth team and all camp participants were welcomed to the Dhulikhel Village Resort with big smiles and breakfast. Following the breakfast the participant were provided with required materials like (schedule, pen etc). After the breakfast the participants were requested to wear SOCH Youth camp T-shirt and go to the hall for activities. Before the participant enter the hall each individual were given flower which they would drop in the mud tub. This was done to mark the representation of every individual in the youth camp.
Mr Khatri officially opened the SOCH Youth winter camp by welcoming all SOCH Youth members, SOCH Nepal members and participants of the camp. Mr Khatri discussed the importance of personal development, leadership and teamwork and highlighted the opportunities that the youth summer camp offered for participants to develop skills in these areas. As part of this initial session, participants were divided into random groups and these groups were the basis for all games and activities during the camp. The activity required each group to create a name on the basis of profession and slogan that would consistently identify them as a group during the camp and would be there group during games and activities. The groups were immediately excited to work together and showed incredible patience and understanding from this first activity. A number of participants expressed the highlight of the camp to be the unity of the group and teamwork involved on the camp as per the feedback form.
Many of the games on the first day involved teamwork and encouraged participants to continue developing skills in communication and understanding through kindness and respect. Team leaders observed all participants supporting each other and motivating people from all teams. Participants also expressed the games to be a highlight of the camp. One participant stated that,
“SOCH Youth summer camphas become a very grateful program. It has helped us in different ways. I suggest SOCH Youth should continue organizing this types of program / camp.”
It was wonderful to see all participants demonstrate enthusiasm and enjoyment during all activities.
Executive Director of SOCH Nepal, Mr. Uttam Niraula gave a presentation on the absolute importance of recognising the strengths and uniqueness of every person rather than identifying individuals based on categories such as caste or religion. Mr Niraula encouraged participants to consider the diverse ideas in Nepali culture and western culture in regards to family, religion and worship of various God’s. He focused his presentation on being open to different societies as key of personal development. He also discussed the structure of society and Nepali culture and how this influences our personal development. Many participants were taking notes and all were listening intently as Mr. Niraula presented insightful information. He Explain every human beings are different and they all are equal so that we should not judgemental. He also discussed about the acceptance and individuality.
SOCH Youth vice-president Mr. Kiran Khatri showed short video which highlighted the concept and character to be a leader. The participants were also provided with