Glocal International Teen Conference (GITC) is an opportunity for teenagers to authentically address issues that are important to them without having to overcome generational barriers.
It’s a platform for knowledge and experience where teenagers can learn about leadership, empowerment and social impact through a participatory and interactive environment with their peers from all over the globe.
Ravi Mandal is one of the top 6 finalists of Glocal Teen Hero 2015. He is a Software Developer at Unlimited Technology who has been working in the industry for more than 3 years and is a Computer Science student at Samajik College. Being a tech enthusiast he is active in technical communities and has been awarded as Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for the contribution towards the communities here in Nepal. He leads a local community, Nepal Cloud User Group which is focused on the cloud computing. Helping organize technical talks, meetups and workshops on monthly basis bringing in tech experts from the industry is his main role there. He also gives technical sessions at various technical community events and also writes technical blogs and articles on different areas. He started his programming journey at the age of 12. After that, there was no turning back. He participated in various coding competitions and has won 1st position in National Finals of Imagine Cup. With the active contribution and participation in the tech industry, he aims to help build a better pool of tech professional in the country.
Tanzeel Rashid is a TEEN Entrepreneur, Social Activist, TEEN Leader, Debater, Writer, Cadet & Journalist. This exceptional teen lad is empowering & motivating through his various kinds of activities. At the age of 13, He founded Ogrograhi Foundation which is a social venture. He is working for the underprivileged community through empowering teenagers through this organization. Already he have done a lot for the underprivileged communities of Bangladesh. His voice always seen in high against all kinds of discrimination & violence which reflects his amazing leading capability in this very early age. He was the leader of some teen movement of Bangladesh. Besides, this teen leader is working for the teenagers of Bangladesh so that they can turn out to be a changemaker & working for the people & society. He is the founder & Editor of Canvas Magazine. This magazine is written & published by the teenagers. The concept of this magazine also different which is very rare. He started his debating at Collegiate School Debating Society & performed as an organizing secretary of this organization also. He is currently debating at Debating Club of Mohsin College. For sharpening his leading nature, he joined Bangladesh National Cadet Corps. Very soon, He has turned out an amazing cadet & leader in this lmilitary section also. This teen lad has expressed himself in not only in one or two sections but also in various section which always astonished the people. He started as a child journalist at Channel Agami & through his wonderful work, he is now the divisional head of this news organization. He writes for underprivileged community , empowering teen community & against the social violences. As a youngest radio jockey of Bangladesh, he is going to start his own show at a radio channel very soon. This 17 years old guy of Bangladesh is creating not only examples, through his activities he has already turn out to be an example. " Never give up " attitude of him & his team members are doing social development & changemaking activities in this very young age. Through his activities, he proved that he is the perfect example of " Age doesn't matters " concept.
Yusuf Munna is a Bangladeshi teen entrepreneur, writer and innovator. He loves to dream and also loves to make others dream. This young lad of positive mentality doesn’t like the so-called imposed rules at all. He always loves to think of going beyond boundary.
The social condition of Bangladesh is something like if a student during his studentship does something out of study or text, he is surely to be rebuked. It is assumed that the boy is being derailed gradually. This is not an exception for Yusuf as well. So these activities are not supported usually. A student has only the burden of twelve books and home tutors. In midst of all of these, Yusuf never did forget dreaming and never got derailed from the track. He is performing many works successfully going beyond the circle drawn by the society and overcoming all obstacles.
This optimistic teen is busy to prove the so-called perceptions of the society wrong. Though his works are based on different subjects, but all are being done simultaneously. According to him, age is not as important as desire.
Hello, Its me anjal Niraula currently living on Kathmandu studying on grade 10. Everyone has certain aim or passion rarely my aim and passion all might be different,comparatively i am a simple person whose interest is regarding social work and to help the people who are in lack of support . In the past we all know we suffered from an massive earthquake and my actual interest was started from that certain period, living on a free ground suffering from the rain i had stucked from the earthquake ,remembering the poor victims and those helpless people i had collected some little amount from the donors and helpes those victims which might be a big effort for them therfore after my work ended on that misssion .i had been recalled as the top 6 finalist of GTH-2016 ,feliciated with the title of feri uthne xa nepal and My biggest achievement on my life i received an international award “THE BEST TEENAGER-2016” winning the delegates of 52 countries from my small effort.
Therefore its my aim passion everything to make my country make known all over the world. And my hobby is just to talk with unknown guys and make them as my friends also to dance ,sing, play as a child of 15 years which i am currently in present.
“HOPE FOR YOUR PROGRESS”
“TOGETHER WE CAN ”
I am a self-motivated, passionate and cheerful child activist. At the age of Eleven I was founder president of “Ekta child club sunwal 1’’ and continue with my creativity and leading role.
I got opportunities to enroll in various social sectors. In 2069 I was RJ of child program at community Radio Sunwal 90.7 MHZ. I worked actively as Founder president of VDC Level Child Club Network, Sunwal, Member of District Child Welfare Committee Nawalparasi, President of Child Club District Coordination Committee, Nawalparasi and Advisor Co-ordinator of Municipal Child Club Network, Sunwal. Also I have worked as a Member of Integrated planning committee, Nawaparasi. In 2015 I was awarded “GLOCAL TEEN HERO – 2015” by Glocal Pvt. Ltd, Nepal and I was “Brand Ambassador” of Glocal Private Limited, Kathmandu. In the same year I achieved “ASIAN GIRLS HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD”-2015 the function held in Taiwan and I was “ASIAN GIRLS AMBASSADOR- 2015”. In 2016 I got a chance to play a character as a child actress in Child Friendly Movie, JYOTI. I also work as an Anchor of Child Friendly Show at National Television (NTV).
Name: Ifreet Taheea
Institution: North South University, Bangladesh
Major: International Business
Ifreet just graduated from high school (batch of 2016) and is currently attending North South University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Ifreet recently got elected in the Executive Committee of YES Alumni Association as a Public Relations Officer. She started volunteering at the age of 13 and has been involved in many national and international organizations ever since focusing mainly around education. She considers herself to be a global citizen and promotes active volunteerism in every platform possible. Upon her return from the exchange program Ifreet was awarded Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs award. She also holds pride in being the first Bangladeshi to be selected for Miracle Corners of the World’s Young Leaders Program 16’. She further had the privilege to work for New Hampshire House of Representatives for Shawn Jasper during her exchange year in the States. Ifreet hopes to pursue a career in an established international humanitarian or development organization.
Satta Sheriff is a Child Rights Advocate, the first female Speaker of the Liberian Children’s Parliament and Executive Director of Youth in Action for Peace and Empowerment. Satta has been working to improve the living conditions of Children rights in Liberia since age 9.
Satta was recently awarded the most influential teenager in Liberia for her tough advocacies and stands on Children rights issues.
Satta work, has inspire girls in Liberia and Africa at large. She’s the face of true youth advocacy in Liberia. She organizes rallies, Sit in Actions, Petition ceremonies, press conferences and symposiums to petitions Lawmakers at the House of Parliament (National Legislature of Liberia) to fight for the rights of Children and to remind state government of their responsibilities to Children and girls.
In 2016, Satta was the youngest Speaker at Liberia first ever TEDx event.
Satta begun an active campaigner for Children rights during the Ebola crisis in West Africa to save many lives, through schools and her popular radio talk show called ‘’Kids and U’’ She created her first project title ‘’ Your support, Our Future” to support thousands of Children orphan by Ebola and vulnerable Children start and complete post Ebola education in Liberia.
2nd year undergraduate student majoring in International Relations and minor in Human and International Development in Padjadjaran University. Currently working with social research for the past 2 years. Joining three Research Center namely, Asia-Africa Study Center, Center for International Relations Studies and Research Group on Interdisciplinary Sciences. Interest in social research and sociopreunership. I am currently helping my society with doings social research to overcome the problem within society. Currently co-lead two different project with different interest: (1) ProjectAwareness that mainly the student-based group that working with research with development and social problem and the result of the research is disseminate back to the society with the creative platform. The program now still in the first phase for the research progress. (2) send Nuke (abbreviation for Send Nature Keeper-Leaders) the program affiliated with the UNESCO Office in Jakarta (as part of YLCCC program), plan to be the media start-up to campaign about the environment and specifically the importance to save the energy and the proper use of technologies that use non-recyclable energy. As a social researcher, I do also active in the international academic society with involving in some international conference, after successfully promoting the idea of Sister Village in Bangkok International Student Conference 2017, the next conference will be The 12th International Conference in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 2017 in Hiroshima Japan to introduce my research in about the patterns of poverty in Indonesia.
Gaurav Pokharel is one of the top six finalists of GLOCAL TEEN HERO-2015. He is a Jhapa based young journalist who has been contributing for positive societal transformation against the deep-rooted superstitious stigma prevalent on our perception, behavior and society through his restless investigative journalism. He loves to be the voice of voiceless especially the suppressed and deemed voice of children. He has been awarded with Best journalist Award-2015 by Sajhasabal Media Group and Youngest journalist award by Surunga Press Club.
Insaf Pokharel is a teenager from eastern Nepal, who has been working on various youth issues. Living in Biratnagar, he has worked under different organizations as a volunteer and as an employee. He has over five years of experience on various fields related to youth. In his city, Biratnagar, where there are limited opportunities and choices for teenagers and youths, he has been working to find their problems and create an environment that helps the teenagers and youths to grow and develop.
Young activists care about human rights. He focuses on health and education. He once served as chairman of a children's forum in 2015, who also conducted a program in his city through peer advocacy and made a big event like International Youth Day in his city. Now, Kelvin Alfayed recently also active teaches as an English volunteer to teach children who are less able to get access to a good education
Besides that, Kelvin Alfayed Lugiano often also follow study and discussion about religion and politics, bring mission among student to bring peace and eradicate terrorism which now rampant happened
Srijan is a 19 year old who studied in St. Xavier's College, Maitighar, Kathmandu. Presently studying MBBS in KIST Medical College is deeply interested in Biology and have been carrying out researches in various fields. He has also written a Book regarding the Anthropological History about the development of the brain which has been proposed in "The Guinness Book Of World Records" for "The Longest Title of the Book". The book has been sub - titled as "The Brain".An oral presenter delegate in Conferences organized in Czech Republic and Singapore is also the youngest presenter in 7th NAST Conference organized recently.
This conference will be conducted in two respective sessions;
Presentation sessions will consist of three presentations, 10 minutes of each. The selection for the presentation depends on the proposal provided by the participants relevant to the topics stated. Proposals from those who would like to facilitate a panel discussion are welcomed. The proposals may address any of the topics falling within the scope of the conference themes. The presentation may contain initiation, ideas or on recent research; breaking ground outcome in the form of Panel discussion.
Panel Discussions will provide an opportunity for public discussion amongst a selected group of teenager panelists nationally and internationally. The idea is to focus for discussion on proposed issue and bring different perspective in making clear arguments and provide a practical insight.
Panel Discussion would be in three sessions, 1.5 hours each. Each panel discussion shall be conducted following the paper presentation on respective topic. Panels comprise of three to four teenagers selected nationally and internationally who present their insight on the argument; a moderator offers critical questions on the arguments made and the discussion is opened up to the panelists.
A presentation session will be held on initiation, idea or research followed by a panel discussion session on respective presentation topic. The panelist consists of teenagers from local and global areas. These sessions seeks to articulate the key elements of the discussion on the Conference Theme. Also, share your stories and extend & join hands for possible collaboratons.
Teen agers (13-19 years) who are seeking an opportunity to present their idea, initiation and discuss on the conference with relevance to their ideas, initiation etc. Also, grab the opportunity to discover a wide perspective, knowledge through an interactive environment with teenagers all over the globe.
Glocal Teen Conference is an opportunity for teenagers to authentically address issues that are important to them without having to overcome generational barriers and also experience learning about leadership, empowerment and social impact through a participatory and interactive environment with their peers from all over the globe.