Train and Activate Inspired Leaders in Nepal

 
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Train and Activate Inspired Leaders in Nepal

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Facilitating a project meeting in Devdaha, Nepal

Facilitating a project meeting in Devdaha, Nepal
Durga Adhikari, social artist in Devdaha, Nepal, helps a community team explore innovative solutions that can transform the problems facing his community. He is particularly proud that almost all the local people now send their children to school. In the past children did daily household chores and economic related activities. The community set the vision of 100 percent literacy by 2015. In 2005, the literacy rate was around 30%. Now it has increased to 60%. (view small | med | large | orig)

Nepali girl participates in sewing training

Nepali girl participates in sewing training
In Devdaha a major means of poverty alleviation is microfinance activities. Local people believe that there is a need for saving and keeping the flow of money in the community. Financial Service Association (FSA), a microfinance system, was introduced in the area. Through FSA they have developed a fund of one million NRs. (US $ 14,300). By using their own resources, local people operate small enterprises such as a dairy, a market and sewing that result in a growth of entrepreneurship. (view small | med | large | orig)

Against Cultural Odds Women Start Cooperative

Against Cultural Odds Women Start Cooperative
Dressed in celebratory green saris with red blouses, 75 women return from Annual Cooperative Day in Kathmandu in an open-backed Lorrie, standing and sitting on their 2-hour ride. A significant culture change is occurring as these women have formed a coop to sell their harvest directly rather than go through middlemen. Starting with a small micro grant 4 years ago there is now a good-sized two-story building and 400 members of the Women’s Agricultural Cooperative. (view small | med | large | orig)

Leaders Gather in Kathmandu for Training

Leaders Gather  in Kathmandu for Training
29 participants gathered in Kathmandu from Nepal, India and Bangladesh with Social Artistry trainers from US, Canada and Nepal for 10 days to explore their inner capacities and to learn processes they could take back to their communities. One of the participants said after the training, "Social Artistry has helped me build stronger capacities within myself. I am more confident to help people in my community to grow and bring their goals to reality." (view small | med | large | orig)

Training Team Makes Plan to Empower Women

Training Team Makes Plan to Empower Women
Participant team created a teaching learning community plan and designed the program for women from far west Nepal now living in Kathmandu. The team's plan is to empower the women to come out of their homes and meet, encourage them to realize their potential, and teach them essential social skills to be comfortable to meet outsiders. (view small | med | large | orig)

Bending Time for Effective Leadership

Bending Time for Effective Leadership
Kumar Acharys holds the meter stick of time. Learning to use time in many different ways is one of our greatest untapped psychological potentials. Internal time can be used to rehearse and improve skills, giving you more time for all that you wish to do. You can also take a minute to see the completion of a task—beginning, middle and end—and gain both a sense of momentum and knowing of the key components of the task. Most importantly, participants discover time to be a friend and not an enemy. (view small | med | large | orig)

Teaching the Trim Tab Process for Change

Teaching the Trim Tab Process for Change
Akim Shresthe explains to the training group how to engage in the Trim Tab process. When you turn the trim tab slightly of a boat the large rudder gradually moves and eventually changes the direction of the boat. Societal trim tabs are those areas wherein a tiny change can make an immense difference. It is a metaphor that social artists use persuasively when helping groups or organizations with change. (view small | med | large | orig)

Managing Micro Grant Projects in Nepal

Managing Micro Grant Projects in Nepal
Tatwa Timsina, Director of ICA Nepal and Social Artistry trainer, oversees community development across Nepal including the micro grants program. Innovative projects and gifted new leaders are emerging through the combination of Social Artistry leadership training and small micro grants. For many it is the first time they have been recognized as potential leaders. One man had worked for over 30 years on environmental programs and had never received any recognition or support until now. (view small | med | large | orig)

Jan Sanders leads group in leadership development

Jan Sanders leads group in leadership development
Photo from Progress Report 'A Resounding Thank You for Support' (view small | med | large | orig)

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Peggy Dean

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Ashland, OR United States

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