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19-year-old Health Activist Mandira Shrestha felicitated as WaiWai Glocal Teen Hero Nepal 2020

Mandira Shrestha has been awarded the title of WaiWai Glocal Teen Hero 2020 at a Virtual Award Gala organised by Glocal on December 12. It is the sixth iteration of the Glocal Teen Hero Award and Former Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security Rameshor Ray Yadav felicitated the winner.

Shrestha was selected among the top six finalists of the competition; Ekraj Ghimire (18 year old environmentalist from Palpa); Reet Kafle, (18 year old educator from Biratnagar); Subhash Sharma (17 year old coder from Janakpur); Sulav Subedi (18 year old innovator from Illam); and Vaibhav Nahata (18 year old entrepreneur from Biratnagar).

Mandira Shrestha is a 19-year-old Health Activist from Ramechhap. She worked as the team leader of Child-led report on UPR 2020. She is also actively involved as a member of the Integrated National Adolescent Girls Forum, a core member of Girls in Education, facilitator of Tri-Padma Child Club, community volunteer, and trainer in the SRHR field working with the target group of children, adolescents, youths, women, and LGBTIQ++.

Glocal Teen Hero is the only national platform in Nepal to identify and honour outstanding teenagers whose creativity, commitment, experience, and strong leadership have helped them achieve success in life. This award recognises and honours the exceptional teen whose work is sustainable and who can think out of the box addressing the issues and creating an impact in society. Fostering a collaborative community among recipients and strengthening the national recognition of today’s young leaders is a primary goal of the Glocal Teen Hero Award.

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