Lalitpur and Rural Districts of Nepal
Mission and Vision
Daayitwa envisions a thriving Nepal where all citizens embrace their responsibilities to collectively transform societal challenges into innovative opportunities. Towards this vision, Daayitwa is building a movement of young leaders who are guided by shared values of collaborating, innovating, and serving, and create solutions to tackle systemic issues in Nepal. More specifically, Daayitwa has three goals:
- Promote inclusive and enterprise-driven economic growth
- Strengthen governance of public service delivery
- Foster resilience in local communities
In November 2008, 55 young leaders came together to brainstorm critical challenges in Nepal and identify ways to collaborate at national and global levels. They noted political instability, lack of opportunities and apathy for change as three pivotal issues and in addressing them launched a platform called Nepal Ko Yuwa. For the next 3 years, NKY supported local and diasporic youth to share ideas and support each other in their Nepal-based community projects. Major activities included national youth forums in the US and Nepal to cross-pollinate ideas and mobilize volunteers for community service.
In 2011, noting the growing network and net-worth of Nepali diaspora, NKY launched the global Walk for Nepal campaign to organize Nepalis and friends of Nepal in supporting Nepal-based NGOs through fundraising walkathons. In 2011 and 2012, NKY registered itself as a 501c3 non-profit in the US and as an NGO in Nepal respectively to more effectively use global and national resources for greater impact. In 2012, NKY launched the Naya Ghar program to promote innovation in rural social and business enterprises. In 2013, NKY launched the Dayitwa Public Service Fellowship program to promote innovation in public projects. In 2015, NKY changed its name to Daayitwa – The Responsibility Movement to better reflect its shared value of responsibility and underscore the gravity of collaboration between youth and authority figures for progress.
Daayitwa executes the four key programs to achieve its vision for a thriving and resilient Nepal:
- Daayitwa Rural Enterprise Acceleration Program (REAP)
- Governance Program
- Nepal Leadership Academy
- Diaspora Civic Engagement Program
This opportunity is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Please read about the four programs on the website. Each internship will be catered to the student’s interest and area of expertise.
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