Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero 5th edition calls for applications

2019-05-04


Kathmandu, May 3, 2019: Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero is an initiation by Glocal Khabar (a concern of Glocal Pvt. Ltd.) to bring out the teenagers who are doing something beyond their academics and are active to create a positive effect in their society. It is a platform for teenagers to share their initiation, creativity, and enthusiasm which will then motivate them and more of the other teenagers in the nation to develop an entrepreneurial thinking.

This is the fifth year of the first ever program designed in the country to recognize dedicated,passionate, and innovative teenagers so as to encourage their initiatives. Bipana Sharma, a 17-year old child rights activist from Sunwal, Nawalparasi; Shantosh Lamichhane, a young scientist from Lalitpur and Sachin Dangi, 18-year-old Social Activist from Dang were felicitated with the First, Second and Third Glocal Teen Hero awards in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively. Similarly, Prashansha KC, 17 years old Social Activist from Rukum became Glocal Teen Hero in 2018.

The aim for this year is to reach the teenagers nationwide to provide them the platform, for
which the Glocal team accompanied by Glocal Teen Hero Alumni Members will be going to
various 38 cities (Bhadrapur, Kakarvitta, Damak, Surunga, Birtamode, Fikkal, Illam,
Dhankuta, Dharan, Itahari, Biratnagar, Janakpur, Lahan, Mirchaiya, Gaighat, Chitwan,
Hetauda, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Butwal, Parasi, Sunwal, Tansen, Taulihawa, Dhangadi,
Mahendranagar, Birendranagar, Tulsipur, Gorahi, Nepalgunj. Gorkha, Damauli, Kusma,
Syanja, Pokhara, Dhulikhel, Sindhupalchowk, Dhading) apart from the Kathmandu Valley.
We will be reaching to around 600 schools across Nepal and interacting to over 80,000
students of class 8-12 directly. The main objective of this initiative is to bring out teenagers
from different parts of Nepal.

This year, Glocal has partnered with Wai Wai as a title sponsor, UNDP and EU as a strategic
partner; Coca-Cola, Honda, Panchakanya Group, Toyota- VOITH as a partner. Hotel Soaltee
Crowne Plaza is the initiative partner for the event where Nepal SBI Bank is the Bank
Partner. The initiation has also been promoted by Nepal Tourism Board, Embassy of India
and is in support of Sustainable Development Goals with the slogan “Teens for Sustainable
Development Goals”. Turkish Airlines and Yeti Airlines is the airlines partner. Sparrow is the
SMS partner and Cozy Home BnB is the hospitality partner. Prisma Advertising is the PR
Partner. e-Sewa, AYON, YUWA, Wordlink, Facts Nepal, NYC and QFX are the supporters
for the program.

Kajol Jha Thakur, Manager, Public Relations at Glocal Pvt. Ltd and Project Head for Wai
Wai Glocal Teen Hero, speaking amidst the press release ceremony for the award shared that
they are glad to be associated with renowned and prestigious organizations and to initiating
different projects for the better development and opportunities to teenagers to showcase their
talents and to continue the legacy.

At first, Glocal20 under 20 shall be announced from total applications through interview
and document review. After that, top 6 finalists will be shortlisted for the final round of the
Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero on the basis of initiation and the impact of their work, and then
the finalist will be interviewed individually to measure their personality, domain knowledge
and vision.

The participants of Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero will be judged by a 7-members jury team
comprising of Mr. Abdullah Tuncer Kececi (General Manager, Turkish Airlines Nepal); Mr.
Ambuj Singh (Country Director to Coca Cola Nepal); Mr. Anil Chitrakar (President of
SiddharthInc); Mr. Rahul Chaudhary (Executive Director, CG Corp | Global); Ms. Ritu
Vaidhya (Managing Director at VOITH) and Mr. Ujjwal Shrestha (Executive Director of
Panchakanya Group).

“In the previous four years of Glocal Teen Hero, we have come across exceptional teenagers
and feel a need to make this platform reach to corners of Nepal so that every teenager can be
empowered and motivated to be the change” said Asish Thakur, Executive Director of Glocal
Pvt. Ltd.

Award ceremony of the Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero will be held on 1 st of September in the
presence of 250+ personalities of Nepal from different walks of life, such as diplomats,
politicians, film stars, entrepreneurs, youth leaders and many more.

Application for Glocal Teen Hero this year opens on May 4, 2019. The application is free and
can be filled online at www.nepal.glocalteenhero.com. The deadline for the application is
July 31, 2019.

3rd Edition of Wai Wai Glocal International Teen Conference 2019 to be held in Nepal

Similarly, on 1st  of September 2019, Glocal is set to host second edition of Wai Wai presents
Glocal International Teen Conference (GITC). GITC is an opportunity for teenagers to
authentically address issues that are important to them without having to overcome
generational barriers. The conference will showcase the ideas, experience and stories of the
teenagers from countries like Japan, Argentina, Vietnam, Bangladesh, USA, India, Nepal,
and many more through the series of panel discussion. The panel majors on Entrepreneurship,
Empowerment and Socio-Perspective. Also, teenagers shall give a presentation on
Entrepreneurship, Empowerment and Socio-Perspective.

The main objective of this conference is to bring the Global Teenagers in a single platform
and showcase an example of teenagers who have worked in countries with more difficulties
and spread positivity that things are possible with efforts.

It is a platform for knowledge and experience sharing where teenagers can learn about
leadership, empowerment and social impact through a participatory and interactive
environment with their peers from all over the globe.

The conference will be followed by the Grand Finale celebration of Wai Wai Glocal Teen
Hero award gala.