Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero is an initiation by Glocal Khabar (a concern of Glocal Pvt. Ltd.) to bring out the teenagers who are doing something beyond their academics and are active to create a positive effect in their society. It is a platform for teenagers to share their initiation, creativity, and enthusiasm which will then motivate them and more of the other teenagers in the nation to develop an entrepreneurial thinking.
This is the fifth year of the first ever program designed in the country to recognize dedicated, passionate, and innovative teenagers so as to encourage their initiatives. Bipana Sharma, a 17-year old child rights activist from Sunwal, Nawalparasi; Shantosh Lamichhane, a young scientist from Lalitpur and Sachin Dangi, 18-year-old Social Activist from Dang were felicitated with the First, Second and Third Glocal Teen Hero awards in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively. Similarly, Prashansha KC, 17 years old Social Activist from Rukum became Glocal Teen Hero in 2018.
The aim for this year is to reach the teenagers nationwide to provide them the platform, for which the Glocal team accompanied by Glocal Teen Hero Alumni Members will be going to various 38 cities (Bhadrapur, Kakarvitta, Damak, Surunga, Birtamode, Fikkal, Illam, Dhankuta, Dharan, Itahari, Biratnagar, Janakpur, Lahan, Mirchaiya, Gaighat, Chitwan, Hetauda, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Butwal, Parasi, Sunwal, Tansen, Taulihawa, Dhangadi, Mahendranagar, Birendranagar, Tulsipur, Gorahi, Nepalgunj. Gorkha, Damauli, Kusma, Syanja, Pokhara, Dhulikhel, Sindhupalchowk, Dhading) apart from the Kathmandu Valley. We will be reaching to around 600 schools across Nepal and interacting to over 80,000 students of class 8-12 directly. The main objective of this initiative is to bring out teenagers from different parts of Nepal.
This year, Glocal has partnered with Wai Wai as a title sponsor, UNDP and EU as a strategic partner; Coca-Cola, Honda, Panchakanya Group, Toyota- VOITH as a partner. Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza is the initiative partner for the event where Nepal SBI Bank is the Bank Partner. The initiation has also been promoted by Nepal Tourism Board, Embassy of India and is in support of Sustainable Development Goals with the slogan “Teens for Sustainable Development Goals”. Turkish Airlines and Yeti Airlines is the airlines partner. Sparrow is the SMS partner and Cozy Home BnB is the hospitality partner. Prisma Advertising is the PR Partner. e-Sewa, AYON, YUWA, Wordlink, Facts Nepal, NYC and QFX are the supporters for the program.
Kajol Jha Thakur, Manager, Public Relations at Glocal Pvt. Ltd and Project Head for Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero, speaking amidst the press release ceremony for the award shared that they are glad to be associated with renowned and prestigious organizations and to initiating different projects for the better development and opportunities to teenagers to showcase their talents and to continue the legacy.
At first, Glocal's 20 under 20 shall be announced from total applications through interview and document review. After that, top 6 finalists will be shortlisted for the final round of the Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero on the basis of initiation and the impact of their work, and then the finalist will be interviewed individually to measure their personality, domain knowledge and vision.
The participants of Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero will be judged by a 7-members jury team comprising of Mr. Abdullah Tuncer Kececi (General Manager, Turkish Airlines Nepal); Mr. Ambuj Singh (Country Director to Coca Cola Nepal); Mr. Anil Chitrakar (President of SiddharthInc); Mr. Rahul Chaudhary (Executive Director, CG Corp | Global); Ms. Ritu Vaidhya (Managing Director at VOITH) and Mr. Ujjwal Shrestha (Executive Director of Panchakanya Group).