“My Future Pro Workshop” for 9 Graded Students in FWHC

 

We conducted My Abilities sector of “My Future Pro” workshop for 9 young students studying in 9 grades residing in the Forum for the Welfare Himalayan Children (FWHC) on 6th October 2018.

My Future Pro, the self-reflective exercise book contains 3 major parts, My Interest, My Ability, and My Values. The exercises are designed to evaluate own self through individual past and present background, hobbies, priority, and perception of each and every event of their life. And help them to find a suitable career option accordingly.

Through “My Abilities” sector, students get detailed information about their abilities as well as their friends by doing different activities. My Abilities section help them to recognize their strengths, and how strengths are interrelated with individual interests and values.

During the session, students were curious to know their unknown and neglected abilities.  And our career counselor facilitates them to eliminate their queries by giving the relevant example. During the workshop, students presented the presentation, interviewed each other and share their opinion with their friends in the context of individual abilities linking with the different profession.

In the review session, students told that from now onward they are crystal clear about their future career and better able to decide career considering individual abilities. The program was run by CDN Career Counselor Hari Krishna Dahal.

“My Future Pro Workshop” for 9 Graded Students in FWHC

We conducted My Abilities sector of “My Future Pro” workshop for 9 young students studying in 9 grades residing in the Forum for the Welfare Himalayan Children (FWHC) on 6th October 2018.

My Future Pro”, the self-reflective exercise book contains 3 major parts, My Interest, My Ability, and My Values. The exercises are designed to evaluate own self through individual past and present background, hobbies, priority, and perception of each and every event of their life. And help them to find a suitable career option accordingly.

Through “My Abilities” sector, students get detailed information about their abilities as well as their friends by doing different activities. My Abilities section help them to recognize their strengths, and how strengths are interrelated with individual interests and values.

During the session, students were curious to know their unknown and neglected abilities.  And our career counselor facilitates them to eliminate their queries by giving the relevant example. During the workshop, students presented the presentation, interviewed each other and share their opinion with their friends in the context of individual abilities linking with the different profession.

In the review session, students told that from now onward they are crystal clear about their future career and better able to decide career considering individual abilities. The program was run by CDN Career Counselor Hari Krishna Dahal.

[:en]Restructuring CDNs internal structure[:]

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For more than one year now Hari Krishna Dahal has been leading the operative agenda's of CDN in Nepal. We would like to thank Mr. Dahal for his efforts to cover up for the absence of Inge Patsch and Saroj Bastola. We do recognize that Mr. Dahal being the main resource person for counseling and workshops did not have sufficient time capacities to guide all our 6 permanent staffs in a way which would bring out their full potential.

In a board meeting on September 14th our board (Hari, Saroj and Inge) therefore decided, that it is time to distribute the leadership more equally among all three of them again. With effect from October 1st a new organizational structure will therefore be in place.

While the board meeting will continue to meet once a month and decide upon the strategic direction of the organization, operational leadership will be given to all three board members.

Hari will take care of the counseling department. The department will be responsible for developing counseling material, conducting counseling and workshop and train career helpers on our tools. As we saw a lot of potential in Shrijana giving direction and advice to youth she will join Hari in his department from October 1st onwards.

Saroj will lead the administrative department and Sales & Marketing Department which will take care of all financial agendas, billing, reporting, proposal, HR and website and coordinate the development of new information material, articles and the whole social media communication.

Inge will take care of the technical team, which will maintain the website, our job and educational database, our web-shop and the assessment and develop new functions which can help our partners to use our services even more efficiently. She will supervise our team from Austria and coordinate furthermore with Patrick Menke, who relentlessly is providing us with top-class software to reach our target.

She furthermore will act as a first contact to all European partners and clients so that they have a German speaking first contact.

We hope that with that new structure, we can serve all our partners better and be able to get the best out of our motivated team in Nepal.

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[:en]Career Orientation in FWHC[:]

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After the successful completion of 2 batches in FWHC, on 1st of September 2018, we conducted career orientation program for 15 new young students residing in the Forum for the Welfare Himalayan Children (FWHC).

The aim of the career orientation was to help yet another group of students to know about the future career prospects in Nepal along with the things that determine the right career, and the importance of picking interest based career and education for a successful career.

The interactive program run by our career counselor, Hari Krishna Dahal, initiated with a related motivational story about recognizing one’s path for their career, following up with different career orientation models. He also expanded by informing students about the general mistakes one makes while deciding the education and career. And, also provides the structure to avoid such mistakes.

The students were vocal about the fact they had never thought their career that way before. According to them, the ‘eye- opening’ career orientation will help them to think twice before jumping to any education or career.

The career orientation is the 1st program this year for the new batch of students studying in 9 and 10 grades. It will be followed by 12 intensive sessions where the youths will be aware of their interests, personality, values, and their competences.

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Career Orientation in FWHC

After the successful completion of 2 batches in FWHC, on 1st of September 2018, we conducted career orientation program for 15 new young students residing in the Forum for the Welfare Himalayan Children (FWHC).

The aim of the career orientation was to help yet another group of students to know about the future career prospects in Nepal along with the things that determine the right career, and the importance of picking interest based career and education for a successful career.

The interactive program run by our career counselor, Hari Krishna Dahal, initiated with a related motivational story about recognizing one’s path for their career, following up with different career orientation models. He also expanded by informing students about the general mistakes one makes while deciding the education and career. And, also provides the structure to avoid such mistakes.

The students were vocal about the fact they had never thought their career that way before. According to them, the ‘eye- opening’ career orientation will help them to think twice before jumping to any education or career.

The career orientation is the 1st program this year for the new batch of students studying in 9 and 10 grades. It will be followed by 12 intensive sessions where the youths will be aware of their interests, personality, values, and their competences.

[:en]Digital Commandeor Success Story: Nepal created 10 career helpers to aid confused youths to guide them to their fitting education[:]

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“Digital CommanDEOR” aims to raise the professionalization of youth work at global level by supporting youth organizations to improve the dissemination and exploitation of project results (DEOR) methods they use, build up their online identity in order to be more accessible for their target groups, better promote their projects and foster cooperation and exchanges between Programme and Partner countries involved. The project develops structured actions towards increasing professionalization of the youth workers and providing youth organizations with practical instruments for increasing quality of DEOR methods. To achieve this, the project foresees three different youth workers’ mobility activities, number of local activities and elaboration of an Open Educational Resource and manual on DEOR that would allow fellow organizations also building capacity in the field of their external communication strategies and continuing exchange of best practices among peers.

Career Disha Nepal was blessed to get in the training program. We were able to observe and see the progressive ideas, their practices and outreach from several youths from 8 different countries. CDN gained satisfactory enlightenment on several aspects of marketing, communication and the entrepreneurial enthusiasms. Peer and groups works flourished the outcome during the training program with inspirational feelings for our future activities in CDN.

Right after the training, the enthusiastic Nepali team held their first digital marketing and development training to their internal team. The method of group work, innovative training method with gamification created several plans for marketing activities that lead the training as a huge success. CDN saw this as an opportunity to explore their new found techniques and experience in the real life. With the expertise of CDN in the field of education and career counseling fuelled by the excitement from Portugal, we were able to organize, hold and finally create 10 career helpers from 5 major organizations. These career helpers are Nepal’s only trained helpers who will be the first person for the confused youths to go to for reliable and effective information for both career and education. The helpers too are equipped with skills for holding workshops and assessment to help any confused youth find their way into an education that fits them.

Career Disha Nepal participated in the International Training Course from 11-18 March 2018 in Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal together with VHS Bhaktapur hosted by Geoclub-Associação Juvenil – Rua da Boavista, s/n, 4435-354 Rio Tinto, Portugal. This training was organized under ERASMUS+ framework of the Capacity Building in the Field of Youth project "Digital CommanDEOR". The project is funded by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) (https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/homepage_en). Applicant organization of this project is Association for European Cooperation, Development and Communication – Heimeulenstraat 49, 2328 Hoogstraten, Belgium and VHS Bhaktapur; mother organization of Career Disha Nepal is partner organization in the project "Digital CommanDEOR". Career Disha Nepal is thankful to VHS Bhaktapur in creating the opportunity for CDN team to get involved in the project.

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Digital Commandeor Success Story: Nepal created 10 career helpers to aid confused youths to guide them to their fitting education

“Digital CommanDEOR” aims to raise the professionalization of youth work at global level by supporting youth organizations to improve the dissemination and exploitation of project results (DEOR) methods they use, build up their online identity in order to be more accessible for their target groups, better promote their projects and foster cooperation and exchanges between Programme and Partner countries involved. The project develops structured actions towards increasing professionalization of the youth workers and providing youth organizations with practical instruments for increasing quality of DEOR methods. To achieve this, the project foresees three different youth workers’ mobility activities, number of local activities and elaboration of an Open Educational Resource and manual on DEOR that would allow fellow organizations also building capacity in the field of their external communication strategies and continuing exchange of best practices among peers.

Career Disha Nepal was blessed to get in the training program. We were able to observe and see the progressive ideas, their practices and outreach from several youths from 8 different countries. CDN gained satisfactory enlightenment on several aspects of marketing, communication and the entrepreneurial enthusiasms. Peer and groups works flourished the outcome during the training program with inspirational feelings for our future activities in CDN.

Right after the training, the enthusiastic Nepali team held their first digital marketing and development training to their internal team. The method of group work, innovative training method with gamification created several plans for marketing activities that lead the training as a huge success. CDN saw this as an opportunity to explore their new found techniques and experience in the real life. With the expertise of CDN in the field of education and career counseling fuelled by the excitement from Portugal, we were able to organize, hold and finally create 10 career helpers from 5 major organizations. These career helpers are Nepal’s only trained helpers who will be the first person for the confused youths to go to for reliable and effective information for both career and education. The helpers too are equipped with skills for holding workshops and assessment to help any confused youth find their way into an education that fits them.

Career Disha Nepal participated in the International Training Course from 11-18 March 2018 in Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal together with VHS Bhaktapur hosted by Geoclub-Associação Juvenil – Rua da Boavista, s/n, 4435-354 Rio Tinto, Portugal. This training was organized under ERASMUS+ framework of the Capacity Building in the Field of Youth project “Digital CommanDEOR”. The project is funded by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) (https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/homepage_en). Applicant organization of this project is Association for European Cooperation, Development and Communication – Heimeulenstraat 49, 2328 Hoogstraten, Belgium and VHS Bhaktapur; mother organization of Career Disha Nepal is partner organization in the project “Digital CommanDEOR”. Career Disha Nepal is thankful to VHS Bhaktapur in creating the opportunity for CDN team to get involved in the project

[:en]CDN in ESC and ESCs Application Launched Program[:]

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CDN’s representative, COO, Hari Krishna Dahal participated in the Labour Market Information and employment Services (LIfE) Project’s Employment Service Center (ESC) Job Portal and Its Application launching program on August 24, 2018.

The Government of Nepal (GON) has taken important initiatives and established 14 Employment Service Centres (ESCs) under the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) through the Department of Labour and Occupational Safety (DoLOS) in FY 2065/66 BS (2008/9 AD), as an effort to meet the pressing need of providing quality employment services and labour market information to job seekers, enterprises and concerned labour market actors. Now, MoLESS has taken new initiatives to expand ESCs to 753 local government structures.

The KOICA funded ILO's Labour Market Information and Employment Services(LIfE) Project supported to improve the quality of employment services through strengthened the client orientation and capacity building of employment services centers and their officials; improving the collection and dissemination of labour market information and skill indicators; and knowledge sharing under the ILO South-South cooperation Framework.

In this regard, LIfE project has been developed ESC job portal (www.jobkhoj.gov.np) and its applications (apps) for android and ios platform. In the job portal and apps, there are three modules: Job Seekers, Employers and ESC. The key function of ESC job portal and apps are:

  1. Job seekers can register to find jobs
  2. Employers can register and post vacancies to find relevant job seekers
  3. ESC can register both job seekers and employers and also facilitate to match the need of employers and job seekers

Special features of Job Portal and its Apps

  1. The job seekers can see available jobs based on category, type, salary range, skills required, education required and location
  2. The employers can see available job seekers based on category, gender, age group, skills, education and location
  3. The system itself inform jobseeker regarding relevant jobs available(based on skill, education) through auto-generated email
  4. The ESC job portal apps is easily available and accessible with wider coverage using mobile tools. It content is synchronized with the portal website and can be used with offline saving for selected modules to ESCs.

Special features for DoLOS and ESCs

  1. The super administrator of DoLOS and administrator ESCs can have information of total employers, job seekers, employment opportunities and ESCs can facilitate job matching, provide counseling to both jobseeker and employers using job portal data management system
  2. ESC can view the mapping of employers and search using filtering features
  3. ESC can view list of posted job using filtering feature
  4. ESC can generate reports using job category, posted date, fiscal year and others
  5. ESC can view job seekers status and use filtering features
  6. DoLOS and ESC can produce trend of employment opportunity and job seekers based on available job category, type, skills, qualification, district etc.

Job portal and its apps in Android and iOS can make changes within existing practices as well as shape of the future direction of matching jobseeker and employers' needs and expectations.

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CDN in ESC and ESCs Application Launched Program

CDN’s representative, COO, Hari Krishna Dahal participated in the Labour Market Information and employment Services (LIfE) Project’s Employment Service Center (ESC) Job Portal and Its Application launching program on August 24, 2018.

The Government of Nepal (GON) has taken important initiatives and established 14 Employment Service Centres (ESCs) under the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) through the Department of Labour and Occupational Safety (DoLOS) in FY 2065/66 BS (2008/9 AD), as an effort to meet the pressing need of providing quality employment services and labour market information to job seekers, enterprises and concerned labour market actors. Now, MoLESS has taken new initiatives to expand ESCs to 753 local government structures.

The KOICA funded ILO’s Labour Market Information and Employment Services(LIfE) Project supported to improve the quality of employment services through strengthened the client orientation and capacity building of employment services centers and their officials; improving the collection and dissemination of labour market information and skill indicators; and knowledge sharing under the ILO South-South cooperation Framework.

In this regard, LIfE project has been developed ESC job portal (www.jobkhoj.gov.np) and its applications (apps) for android and ios platform. In the job portal and apps, there are three modules: Job Seekers, Employers and ESC. The key function of ESC job portal and apps are:

  1. Job seekers can register to find jobs
  2. Employers can register and post vacancies to find relevant job seekers
  3. ESC can register both job seekers and employers and also facilitate to match the need of employers and job seekers

Special features of Job Portal and its Apps

  1. The job seekers can see available jobs based on category, type, salary range, skills required, education required and location
  2. The employers can see available job seekers based on category, gender, age group, skills, education and location
  3. The system itself inform jobseeker regarding relevant jobs available(based on skill, education) through auto-generated email
  4. The ESC job portal apps is easily available and accessible with wider coverage using mobile tools. It content is synchronized with the portal website and can be used with offline saving for selected modules to ESCs.

Special features for DoLOS and ESCs

  1. The super administrator of DoLOS and administrator ESCs can have information of total employers, job seekers, employment opportunities and ESCs can facilitate job matching, provide counseling to both jobseeker and employers using job portal data management system
  2. ESC can view the mapping of employers and search using filtering features
  3. ESC can view list of posted job using filtering feature
  4. ESC can generate reports using job category, posted date, fiscal year and others
  5. ESC can view job seekers status and use filtering features
  6. DoLOS and ESC can produce trend of employment opportunity and job seekers based on available job category, type, skills, qualification, district etc.

Job portal and its apps in Android and iOS can make changes within existing practices as well as shape of the future direction of matching jobseeker and employers’ needs and expectations.

“My Future Pro Workshop” for 14 young students of the Umbrella Foundation

We conducted 2 days “My Future Pro” workshop for 14 young students residing in Umbrella foundation Nepal on 4th and 5th July 2018.

The workshop started with the brief introduction between career counselor and students to make the whole workshop more interactive and exciting. In the first day, the career counselor conducted the career orientation and help students to understand what exactly career is and how one can pursue the right fitting career. And, My Interest sector of My Future Pro was started.

My Future Pro”, the self-reflective exercise book contains 3 major parts, My Interest, My ability, and My Values. The exercises are designed to evaluate own self through individual past and present background, hobbies, priority, and perception of each and every event of their life. And help them to find a suitable career option accordingly.

Through the “My Future Pro” workshop, students get detailed information about themselves as well as their friends. They recognize their own interests, their strengths, suitable job sectors, and leisure activities. Students were curious about their interested field and raised the different questions. And our career counselor thoroughly eliminates their career queries with the example. During the workshop, students presented the presentation, interviewed each other and share their opinion with their friends in the context of individual interest, values, and abilities linking with the different profession.

In the review session, students told that after the informative workshop, “My Future Pro” now they are crystal clear about their future career and better able to decide career considering individual interest, abilities, and values.