One of the main goals of Akasha Academy is to offer holistic education based on universal ethics. With a focus on healthy living for people and nature, the Basic Health Counsellor Training has been developed. During the pandemic, an interim “Covid-19 Health Advisor” training was offered to pupils of Suntakhan.
With Akasha Academy NGO being a member of Nepal’s Menstrual Health and Hygiene Alliance, a workshop on menstrual health took place in cooperation with GIZ Nepal. The students exchanged their experiences with the actress and MHM Goodwill Ambassador Keki Adhikari, while broadcasting the session online.
As we realized that continuous interaction is important for girls and young women in the region, Akasha Academy NGO is now setting up a youth program called “Akasha Trainees” under the motto “Hands and Hearts for Community”. The contents shall again be transferred to the community through multipliers. They will learn among other things about healthy living, women’s rights, how to protect the environment, and how to become change-agents.
The participants thus learn to make a difference in their surroundings – on the one hand by sharing their newly acquired knowledge, and on the other hand by being an example for others with a new kind of seeing and doing things. Besides, the program aims at advancing the participants’ self-security and self-responsibility and inspire them to act for the benefit of others.
We hope to offer workshops at least once a month and to build a strong community of motivated youth, willing to take over responsibility to initiate change.