The MasterPeace Asian Bootcamp 2023 was an inspiring and transformative event that brought together passionate changemakers from around the world. Held in Nepal, this bootcamp provided a platform for participants to exchange ideas, learn from experts, and collaborate on innovative solutions to address the challenges faced by youth and the world today. With a diverse range of workshops, discussions, and activities, the event empowered individuals to take action and create a positive impact in their communities. Let’s delve into the highlights of this remarkable gathering of minds and hearts.
Day One: The bootcamp kicked off with a captivating opening ceremony, where participants introduced themselves and shared the impactful activities they were implementing through their respective clubs. This set the tone for a collaborative and inspiring atmosphere, fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose among the attendees.
One of the highlights of the day was a meeting with Honorable Indira Ranamagar, Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives. She shared her remarkable journey and discussed her work in rescuing, rehabilitating, and socially reintegrating children of incarcerated parents. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions, share their perspectives, and provide suggestions for positive change in the government and political landscape of Nepal.
Day Two: The second day commenced with a strategic session led by Aart Boss, a member of the MasterPeace Core Team. Participants gained insights into sustainable project strategies, including issue selection, mission and vision development, and utilizing networks for project success. The theory of change and discussions on the Doughnut Economy and youth exchange added depth and relevance to the session.
A funding workshop led by Mr. Ashwini Kumar Dhakal provided valuable knowledge on effectively presenting project proposals. Participants learned about statistics, detailed planning, clear objectives, well-designed log frames, accurate MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning) plans, and convincing budgeting. This workshop equipped participants with the necessary tools to secure funding for their projects.
In the leadership workshop led by Ms. Marcela Bos, participants explored the four dimensions of basic human needs: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. They gained insights into integral leadership and filled out a survey related to these dimensions. Through engaging in discussions and group activities, participants discovered their personal leadership strengths and committed to working on one specific dimension to enhance their overall leadership abilities.
The day concluded with a delightful cooking session, where Mr. Kelash Sarhadi and Mrs. Nirmala Sarhadi treated everyone to a delicious Biryani, creating a warm and memorable bonding experience.
Day Three: A group discussion on gender and climate brought important issues to the forefront. Led by MP Hami DajuBhai and MP (Bangladeshi traveler), participants examined gender practices and shared experiences from their respective countries. Open interactions and discussions allowed for a deeper understanding of harmful practices and brainstorming solutions at both individual and family levels.
Workshops on artivism and Doughnut Economics showcased the power of art in driving social change and the need for sustainable economic models. Participants engaged in thought-provoking discussions and explored innovative approaches to address pressing global challenges.
The day also featured a session on clubs’ best practices and innovation, where participants shared their successful initiatives, inspiring others with their creative solutions and impactful projects. This exchange of ideas ignited a sense of camaraderie and fostered collaboration among participants.
The art workshop provided a creative outlet for participants to express themselves. Painting a large canvas based on individual themes, they collectively created a beautiful masterpiece symbolizing peace, demonstrating the power of art as a medium for fostering harmony.
Fourth/ Final day: The final day of the boot camp was all about celebrating the learnings and experiences of the past three days. Participants reflected on the powerful conversations they had, the inspiring workshops they attended, and the collaborative spirit of the community. They also made bold plans for 2023 and beyond, pledging to take action on climate change and other global challenges.
The MasterPeace Asian Bootcamp 2023 was a successful event that brought together passionate changemakers from around the world. The event empowered participants to actively engage in change in their communities and beyond. The participants are committed to making a difference in the world and are working to create a more peaceful and just world for all.
The bootcamp was a transformative event that provided participants with the opportunity to exchange ideas, learn from experts, and collaborate on innovative solutions. The bootcamp also helped participants to build a network of like-minded individuals who are committed to making a difference in the world. The participants of the MasterPeace Asian Bootcamp 2023 are equipped to create a peaceful and sustainable future for all. They are working to create a more just and equitable world for all people.