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The Real Heroes


My trip to Pokhara can never be complete without visiting Amar Singh school for visually impaired. You enter the gates and say 'Hello' all the children present will call your name in excitement "Ayush Dai!". They have a perfect memory record, and I wonder if they'll recognize me even if I sneeze - That's love, you get familiar with every move. They'll hold my hand ask me about my family, the radio show, my team and they'll fill me up with their life - what's new and what's not ?

एस.एल.सी मा फेल हुनु जिवनको अन्त्य हैन ! - पुष्पा बस्नेत


एस.एल.सी भनेको एकदम ठूलो जाचँ हो, तर एस.एल.सी फेल हुँदैमा जीवनको अन्त्य हुन्छ भन्ने हैन तर एस.एल.सी ले गर्दा धेरै अवसरहरु चाहिँ आँउछ । म पनि एस.एल.सी मा फेल भएको हो । स्कूलमा म मात्र एकजना हो एस.एल.सी फेल भएको । फेल हुदाँ नराम्रो, दुःख त लागेको थियो तर मेरो आमाबुवाले फेरि जाचँ दिएर पास गरिहाल्छस् नि भनेर सहयोग चाहिँ गर्नुभएको थियो । म CNN Heroes2012 हुन्छु भनेर कहिल्यै पनि सोचेको थिएन । एस.एल.सी फेल हुदाँ मैले जीन्दगीलाई के ठाने भनि, जति म फेल भएपनि म कोशिस चाहिँ गर्थे ।

सुचना प्रविधीको दुरुपयोग नगरौँ : अर्याल


सूचनाको पहुँचमा सबैले समान अवसर पाउनु पर्छ , सूचना पाउनु सबैको नैसर्गिक अधिकार हो । तर सूचनाको प्रयोग गर्दा निकै नै साबधानी पनि अपनाउनु पर्ने हुन्छ । सुरक्षा र जानकारीका लागि पनि कुनै सूचना र जानकारी राख्नु पर्दछ । साईवर क्याफेहरु सार्वजनीक ठाँउहरु हुन् । हुनत साईवरमा जादा, र ईन्टरनेटको प्रयोग गर्दा परिचय पत्र बोकेर जानु पर्छ तर यो नियम खासै लागु भएको पाईदैन । सार्वजनिक ठाँउको सामाजिक मर्यादा राखी राख्नलाई यो व्यबस्था गरिएको हो । साईवर अपराध भनेको के हो?


Gulshan Khatun

Gulshan Khatun, a 14 years old girl who hails from a conservative Muslim family was deprived of going to school because her family thought that the school uniform (Knee length skirt) demeaned their religion. But when Gulshan who is also a member of a local child club told her friends that a dress should not be a reason why girls from Muslim community have to leave school, they decided to hold discussions with the District Education officer (DEO). They requested him to hold talks with the school authority to be flexible regarding school dress code.

15 Years and Still Chatting


As Saathi Sanga Manka Kura (Chatting with my Best Friend) celebrates 15 years on air, how has one radio show captured the hearts and minds of so many Nepali youth for so long?  Gemma Ferguson reports on SSMK’s 15th anniversary.

Saathi Sanga Manka globally recognized! AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE (AFP) writes about SSMK program

In a Kathmandu recording studio, young workers sift through piles of letters from Nepalese teenagers seeking advice on everything from unrequited love and homosexuality to drug abuse and HIV.

Two presenters in their early twenties talk animatedly into microphones as they record the latest episode of "Chatting with my Best Friend" or Saathi Sanga Manka Kura (SSMK), one of Nepal's most listened-to radio shows.

UNICEF Nepal website has a feature story about 'Saathi Sanga Manka Kura'

Saathi Sanga Man Ka Kura or Chatting With My Best Friend is the longest running youth radio show in Nepal. Heavily donned in the blanket of social norms and rigid culture many young people found themselves helpless in terms of making sound decisions for themselves. This is when Saathi Sanga Man Ka Kura made it's presence in the radio waves in the year 2001. Read more:

SSMK program featured on Nepal Times

The presenters of the hugely popular radio show Sathi Sanga Manka Kura (SSMK) are barely into their twenties, but already they are having to tackle some very grown-up issues. From the young girl raped by her own father to the 17-year-old boy abandoned by his family after contracting HIV, SSMK pulls no punches in dealing with the difficult issues faced by young Nepalis. Read more:

UNICEF Nepal partners with youth radio program 'Saathi Sanga Manka Kura' to launch the first 'Toll free SMS service, writes in detail:

A recently launched campaign at a popular youth radio program in Nepal focuses on the voices of youth - or at least, text messages of youth. Regardless, the SMS campaign seems to be making strides.