4-H Nepal

The 4-H Nepal is a youth occupied and youth lead non-governmental, independent and not for profit organization of Nepal. The organization is registered under the Nepal Organization Registration Act 1977. The 4-H Nepal is the first organization of its kind in South Asia although 4-H is a global organization and is well recognized in many countries. The 4-H Nepal aims to lead the organization’s campaigns in South Asian countries: India, Sir Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Afghanistan. 4-H represent: Head - managing and thinking skills, Heart - relating and caring skills, Hands working and giving skills and Health- living and being skilled. It helps young people learn and grow through a national process of development, which in turn builds competence, confidence, connection, compassion and character on young people. Through the 4-H Nepal, young people are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H's "learning by doing" philosophy of youth development. Positive Youth Development (PYD), Youth Adult Partnership (YAP) and Inspiring, Empowering and Engaging (IEE) approaches are main tools of the 4-H Nepal applied for youth development. To ensure youth participation in communities to national level activities, 4-H Nepal is partnering with the Government of Nepal, as well as private sectors and civil society of the country. 4-H Rational By participating in the 4-H, young people prepare themselves for economic and social life at early adulthood. The 4-H Nepal teaches young people about a wide array of subject matters. Learning through the 4-H augments what is learned in the classroom and helps youth open the doors to career pathways. Life skills provided through the 4-H Nepal enable young people to function effectively and efficiently in this complex world. The commitment to build life skills is articulated in the 4-H pledge: Head represents managing and thinking skills Heart represents relating and caring skills Hands represent working and giving skills Health represents living and being skilled. Young people contribute their valuable time for their clubs, communities and nation and the nation would benefit from the contribution of young people. Therefore, participation of youth required to be ensured at different levels. The approaches of the 4-H Nepal are considered to be the best method for the growth and development of grown-up children and young adults to develop their personalities and make them able to contribute for the communities and the country. 4-H Vision The vision of the 4-H Nepal is all the Nepali youth learn economic and social skills as early as possible to succeed in adulthood, and make positive contributions to their communities and the country. Mission The 4-H Nepal assists youth and adults through working with them and helps them gaining additional knowledge and life skills, as well as develop their attitudes towards self-directing, contributing, and becoming a productive member of a society they live so cumulatively, the country Nepal become a better place. The values of the 4-H Nepal 1. Each of the activities of the 4-H Nepal is youth focused that allows individuals to unlock their potential, particularly through: • Active involvement in self-determination of their learning activities, • Life-long learning and quality experience to stimulate skills for living, • Relationships that empower people at the time of voluntarily and help themselves and each other to overcome the crises, and • Interaction with caring adults and peers to create a positive family and social network support system. 2. Partnerships are essential in successful youth development. For which: • Resource development, • Program innovation, • Enhance delivery capabilities, • Creating and delivering caring environments, and • Access to research-based knowledge. 3. Volunteerism is fundamental to: • Delivering quality programs, • Developing adult educational capacity, and • Train youth volunteers 4. Diversity strengthens the ability of the 4-H to: • Develop positive values among the members of global society, • Develop and deliver quality educational experiences, and • Provide opportunities to participate in programs regardless of economic, social, culture, age, disability, or gender status Core Values • The 4-H Nepal programs are based on the theory and practice of positive youth development. Youth development provides opportunities for young people to experience mastery, belonging the part of the society, and be independence as well as generous. • Experiential learning forms the basis of “learn by doing” approach. • Youth voice and youth engagement are critical to effective 4-H programming. The 4-H believes that all young can succeed to the efforts them make if they are provided access and opportunities. Objectives of 4-H • To promote the 4-H culture implying young people as the agents of social change. • To establish the 4-H club in the country to implement 4-H model of youth empowerment and development in communities and country. • To promote Positive Youth Development and Youth Adult Partnership approach in government agencies to ensure youth participation in community and national development • To promote youth awareness programs for self-employment and self-sufficient at household and community level through agricultural economy, including livestock and agro-product marketing. • To encourage extracurricular activities in schools particularly in life skill, capacity building, personality development and self-reliance • To conduct civic education for youth of 16 to 24 age groups, and prepare them to contribute for betterment of the country. • To promote national and international youth exchange program through Youth to Youth programmes.