Sachin Dangi, 17 years, from Dang has been awarded the title of Wai WaiGlocal Teen Hero 2017. He is the President of Teenage Society of Nepal, an online group of 5000 Nepali Teenagers and 70 Volunteers. He is also an Ambassador of OYA for Nepal. He also works as a young scientist at Kaicho Nepal and is facilitating free Aurdino programming to students throughout Nepal.
This year’s competition had received over 320 applications demonstrating their skills and expertise from areas like social work to journalism, from mobile app development and computer programming to robotics, and from entrepreneurship to community development among others.
Dangi was selected from among the top six finalists in the competition. The other finalists were Albina Parwin (16 years, Social Activist, Sunsari), Ayush Pandey (17 years, Computer Programmer, Rupandehi), Prithu Singh Thakuri (19 years, Entrepreneur, Kathmandu), Rajaram Basnet (18 years, Social Activist, Dolakha), and Tanmay Chaudhary (17 years, Inventor, Dhangadhi).
Glocal Teen Hero is the third edition of the first ever program designed in the country to recognise dedicated, passionate and innovative teenagers. Bipana Sharma, a 17-year old child rights activist from Sunwal, Nawalparasi and Santosh Lamichhane, young robot inventor were felicitated with the first and second Glocal Teen Hero awards in the years 2015 and 2016 respectively.