Finland-Nepal Partnership Project (F-NPP) organized 2ndLeadership and Strategic Planning Training on 08-09 May 2011. Training took place at very remote and beautiful place called Mangalsen, Achham District, which is situated in the Far-West Development Region.

There were 34 participants (out of them 5 youth members and one
local journalist) in total from six different districts. After the beautiful and well prepared opening ceremony started the first workshop which concentrated on the Strategic Planning. The participants were divided into 6 different groups. The groups presented their own district reports and prepared action plans of their respective districts to meet the goals of VISON 2020, which is the Nepal Scouts’ strategic plan for years 2011-2013. Also the Revised Curriculum was distributed and discussed.

After the strategic planning, the focus was on communication development. It focused both on practical instructions (such as to open email account and how to search information from internet) and personal communication development (what is good listening, how to give feedback, how to motivate others etc). It is very important that even very remote parts can be part of Nepal Scouts’ communication network.

The second day started with review of previous day’s activities. After that, the focus was in leadership skill development such as how to run unit, how to motivate the Scout Leaders, how to improve the image of the scouting in the communities and how to be self-reliant at unit, local, district and regional level. The day consisted of workshop, presentations and discussions. The closing ceremony was again well planned and all the participants were given a present by the district scouts.

During the whole training the participants in Achham Training were very active and motivated to learn more. Also from the feedback form and survey questionnaire distributed in the end of the training, it was clear that the participants found the training extremely useful and inspiring. The participants also shared their ideas of how to make scouting more effective and attractive.

The survey questionnaire will also be conducted in other regions and districts in order to get more clear idea what kind of changes and developments is needed in the national level.