Community Visioning Summit in Rajbiraj

On November 4, 2023/Rajbiraj: Community Visioning Summit is organized by Nepal Unites in collaboration with The Goldin Institute in Rajbiraj-1, Saptari, Madhesh Province.

During the opening time, started with the interfaith prayers led by Islamic Scholar Mohammad Afaroj Alam and Santosh Kumar Yadav led the Hindu prayer. Mohammad Ayatulla Rahaman led the session on Community conversation and community asset map then made the 4 groups for the group work on Social Issues and drawing the Community Asset Map.

All the groups, they presented with all and one of participant Indra Kumari Yadav shared about a story which is happening in the community is Dowry System and Child Marriage. These issues are burning in the community. Due to child marriage, there are lots of women are suffering from reproductive health issues, women violence, pressure of work load, Indra said.

Mr. Santosh Kumar Yadav appreciated the opportunity to organize this type of activities in the ground community which is a best platform to learn and share everyone’s own feelings and experiences.

The participants shared about the community and also discussed how we can build on them to achieve even bigger goals, finding issues and solutions with the community asset map.

20 participants were invited in this summit from different faith, backgrounds and age groups where 12 participants were female and among the 8 male participants two child participants were male.

The participants discussed on the top five social issues, pointed out the way for solutions, Community Asset Map, and Nonviolent Communication (NVC).