VSO is the world's leading international development organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, It' unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organizations where their skills can have the greatest impact. It's not about delivering quick fixes, but its focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations.
It’s 2,000-strong and growing, youth network is an active national voice on sustainable development in Nepal and beyond. Its youth programs work to empower young people, assisting them to know their rights, demand inclusivity and hold decision-makers to account.
Some of the things it has been doing:
- VSO launched National Youth Engagement Networks (NYEN) in 6 countries, including Nepal. These youth-led networks provide platforms for International Citizen Services) ICS alumni and community youth to connect with decision-makers on the social actions most important to them.
- Its volunteers are working to recruit and train peer educators as part of the Sisters for Sisters’ programs, with topics focusing on girls’ empowerment, career development, and the importance of education.
- ICS volunteers deliver our adolescent sexual health rights programs – enabling young people to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.
- In the disaster-prone areas of Kathmandu valley, ICS has been focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction, working at the grassroots level with community members, schools, and municipality and ward officials in raising awareness on disaster preparedness and response to disasters such as earthquakes.