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The Nepal Digest Thur Nov 25, 1999: Mangshir 9 2056BS: Year8 Volume92 Issue438

            H A P P Y T H A N K S G I V I N G ! ! !

Today's Topics (partial list):

       Hitler
       AFVs News
       Thanks and words of caution
       SHIVA charity in Nepal
       Youth For Global Change- Nepal

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****************************************************************** Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 11:19:31 -0500 (EST) From: "Pramod K. Mishra" <pkm@duke.edu> To: The Nepal digest Editor <nepal-request@cs.niu.edu> Subject: hitler

Please read and pass along. thanks -- Pramod
_________________________________FWD____________________________________ TIME magazine is having an election, via the Internet, in order to find the "person of the century." Amazingly, Hitler is in the Top 4. I don't know how you feel about it, but I don't want to see Hitler's face on the cover of this year's December edition of TIME magazine. I don't think that someone who is directly responsible for the death of millions and someone who taught hatred in such an unbelievable way should be called the "person of the century." For whatever influence Hitler may have had on the 20th century it seems a shame to give what could be considered an honor to this man. There are so many people to vote for that have evoked positive change on the 20th century. Please take a moment to visit the web site listed below and vote for just about anyone else. If you want to look up the top candidates before you vote, click on the "submit" button first. It will show you the number of votes accumulated for each person (Hitler is #4 right now, slightly behind Billy Graham). Then go back to the previous page and cast your vote. Neo nazi groups from all over the world have been calling, and will be calling their members to vote for Hitler via e-mail; I want to do the same, but the other way around. It is up to you if you want to follow my call for voting against Hitler and it is also up to you if you want to spread this e-mail. It won't cost you anything, and takes just a little time to do.

Please vote against Hitler under:

http://www.pathfinder.com/time/time100/poc/century.html Person of the Century Poll

Please forward this to everyone on your e-mailing list. I think we need to do something about this.

THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS!!!

Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal Tifereth Israel Synagogue San Diego, CA 92119 619-697-6001/voice 619-697-1102/fax TISRabbi@aol.com

****************************************************************** Date: 15 Nov 1999 14:35:18 -0000 To: List Member <NEPAL@cs.niu.edu> From: "Alternative Fuel Vehicles Nepal" <AFVsNepal-owner@listbot.com> Subject: AFVs News

Alternative Fuel Vehicles Nepal

Nepal News
  1. On Memorandum Submitted to Clean Locomotive Entrepreneurs Association
(CLEA)

Martin Chautari, November, 15

In response to Martin Chautari's memorandum, Clean Locomotive Entrepreneurs Association (CLEA) has promised to solve the problems as pointed out in the memorandum. "The problems cited by Martin Chautari are pertinent and we will take necessary steps to solve them," said Subash Shrestha, a president of CLEA. The president assured that the problems related to inconsistent fare, lack of labeling in electric tempos, and overcrowding will be solved in December. "To solve the problems faced by the commuters, CLEA expects help from Martin Chautari," said the president of CLEA. Martin Chautari assured that they would complement CLEA 's efforts to solve the problems faced by the commuters.

2. Women Driving Electric Tempos? InterestingÖÖ.

Martin Chautari, November, 15

It is not common to see women driving public vehicles. That too electric vehicles. But it is happening in Nepal. Encouraged by the daring initiative taken by Ms. Sumitra Dangal, the first women to drive electric tempos in the streets of Katmandu Valley, many women are following her steps. As of now three women are driving electric tempos in different routes of the valley. They are Ms. Sumitra Dangal, Mrs. Doma Sherpa, and Ms. Bishnu Lama. Altogether fourteen women have applied for license and six of them have already got it. Five women who have received training from Ms. Sumitra Dangal on SAFA tempos are looking for opportunities to drive electric tempos soon.

General News

LPG-fuelled cars can reduce pollution

HCM CITY ó A plan to give HCM City a greener motoring environment is being developed by two academics. It follows concern over pollution in Viešt Namís second city which has reached "serious" levels in a problem exacerbated by the cityís near-gridlocked streets.

Academics, Dr. PhaÔm Xua‚n Mai and Master VaÍn ThÚ Bo‚ng, both professors at HCM City Technology University, have researched the use of taxiís running on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). Their study, funded by the HCM City Department of Science, Technology and Environment, found the use of LPG as an alternative to petrol is economical and harmless to the environment.

Petrol costs VN— 4,500 a litre while LPG costs VN— 2,900 and a taxi travailing around 200 km daily on inner city and long distance journeys could save between VN— 27,000-32,000 a day using LPG, they reckon.

And they say the initial cost of approximately VN— 8 million to install the US-imported LPG equipment could be recouped in savings by taxi owners within a year. Now a plan to establish a LPG supply network for all city vehicles is to be developed. Currently it has 2,500 taxis Ė rising to 6000 in five years to cope with the demand of the estimated 6 million population with the city needing 12 LPG stations to service taxis.

Mai says that by 2003, some LPG stations will be set up on an experimental basis at taxi company premises. An operational LPG factory with annual capacity of 250,000 tonnes in the BaÔch HoŚ (White Tiger) Oil Field will supply the fuel.

 It is expected that another factory with an annual capacity of 250,000 tonnes will begin operations in Dung QuaŠt, —aÝ NaŁng in 2001. Mai also suggested that the Government should adopt policies to stimulate demand for LPG and encourage drivers, especially of taxis, to use it. ó VNS

******************************************************************* To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 17:26:23 -0500 Subject: Thanks and words of caution From: AikoAnne Joshi <aiko7@juno.com>

Someone was reading my mind because I was telling my Nepali friends that I hoped that someone could give me the history behind BHAI TIKA, and when I opened up my TND, the first thing there was a wonderfully detailed explanation of not just BHAI TIKA but TIHAR and its attendent descriptions of gods and goddesses. Thank you! This will make the puja more meaningful to me as I watch my cousin sisters-in-law do puja for my husband.

Just wanted to add a word of caution to Pramod Mishra's rather enthusiastic -- if inaccurate -- belief that the US is such a champion of democracy and human rights. Unfortunately, the US is probably one of the worst offenders right now among industrialised nations; and while the CIA and NSA may not be as overt in their shenanigans as in the past, rest assured, their fingers are very much in the pie of the domination game! The US is the only country among "western" nations that refuses to endorse CEDAW; refuses to pay its financial debts to the UN. Incidentally, the US is NOT a democracy as so many erroneously believe. But, other than that, I found Mr. Mishra's article quite informative and making lots of sense in relation to Nepal.

there a myriad of reasons as to why democracy -- or variations thereof -- do not seem to work in certain areas of the world. It would take too long to detail here, but if one really studies the history of imperialism, one can get an inkling into the "why".

Anyway, hope everyone had a good TIHAR and BHAI TIKA.

Aiko Joshi

*************************************************** Date: 16 Nov 99 08:26:03 MST From: <hutchat@usa.net> To: nepal@cs.niu.edu Subject: attached

11 December 1999 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!

CLIMBER TO PEDAL MOUNTAIN BICYCLE FROM NEW YORK CITY (0 meters) TO MT. EVEREST (8,850 meters)!

F.A.H. ('Hutch') Dalrymple, just returned from living/trekking two years in Nepal/Tibet, has announced he will launch his 'attempt' to become the oldest man1 to reach the summit of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha/Nepali, Chomolungma/Tibetan) by bicycling from New York City to Lhasa, Tibet. From there he will continue on to the Everest base camp, where the 'You're Never Too Old To Get On Top!' expedition, for climbers over sixty-years of age will begin, April, 2,003 (Fiftieth anniversary of the first ascent in 1953).

The first 'leg,' of this four-year journey, takes Mr. Dalrymple on the route his ancestors migrated west across America from New York City to Cripple Creek, Colorado where his father was born in 1902: Martin's Creek, and Puxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Jerseryville, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri (where Mr. Dalrymple was born), Springfield, Missouri, (where his mother was born), and out across the prairie to Colorado.

Mr. Dalrymple, plans to depart from the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island on his 59th birthday, December 11th.

'I know,' Mr. Dalrymple says, 'it seems an absurd thing to do, depart on a bicycle with winter coming on, but I try to explain it this way... Whatever the weather will be this winter in America... It's not as difficult as it is at 7,000 meters (22,000ft.), and above, on Mt. Everest... Sure, it would be easier to start next April, but I like a challenge... And I can tell you, having been there already... cycling in the U.S. in a blizzard, is not as difficult as doing the same thing (or climbing) in Tibet or Nepal...'

Along the way, Mr. Dalrymple will give slide presentations on Tibet/Nepal in retirement homes! 'I'm trying to inspire older-of-body people, as they inspire me! When I was in the Himalaya/Nepal recently, a 69-year old man from Oregon climbed Island Peak (6,200 meters/20,000+ft.). A few years ago, an eighty-year old man climbed Mt. McKinley (in Alaska)! How about John Glenn in space!'

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:

F.A.H. ('Hutch') Dalrymple e-mail: hutchat@usa.net, fahhutch@yahoo.com

1 The current record holder was, 60 years, 161 days, when he (Lev Sariskov) summited Mt. Everest last May (1999). Mr. Dalrymple will be 62-years 'young,' in 2,003, when the expedition is planned (Fiftieth Anniversary of the first successful summit by Hillary and Norgay in 1953).

********************************************************* Date: 18 Nov 1999 11:04:21 -0000 To: List Member <NEPAL@cs.niu.edu> From: "Alternative Fuel Vehicles Nepal" <AFVsNepal-owner@listbot.com> Subject: AFVs News

Alternative Fuel Vehicles Nepal

Nepal News

1. Tariff hike on electricity
 Martin Chautari, 18 November, 1999
  Following the price hike on diesel and kerosene, the government of Nepal has increased the electricity tariff effective from 17 November. Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) increased tariff by 25 per cent for industrial and business clients and by 30 per cent for general clients. International donor agencies have long been forcing the government to increase the electricity tariff and there had been no tariff increase since last three years. The NEA viewed the tariff increase a necessary evil. The NEA was compelled to increase the electricity in order to generate financial resources required for electricity generation, transmission, and distribution projects needed to meet the future electricity demand.

Meanwhile the Clean Locomotive Entrepreneurs Association (CLEA) seemed to be concerned about the recent tariff hike. " We are finding out mechanisms not to increase the fare of electric tempos. To provide transport service at the existing levels of fare we have decided to demand subsidies for charging stations," said a member of CLEA.

2. MoPE announced a list of recipients of electric tempos
    Martin Chautari, 18 November, 1999

Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE) issued on Thursday a list of individuals and organizations eligible to get electric tempos under
"Electric Vehicle Promotion Project" supported by DANIDA. The list includes 36 individuals and 4 organizations who will receive loans to buy electric tempos at 5 percent interest rate. The loans cover only 65 per cent of the total investments. The rest is to be borne by the entrepreneurs themselves. Each individual will get a loan for 1 electric tempo, whereas all four organizations selected will receive loans for 3 electric tempos each. MoPE also selected three EV manufacturers namely Green Electric Vehicle Company, Electric Vehicle Company and Green Valley Electro Mobile Pvt. Ltd. to supply electric tempos to the nominated individuals and organizations.

All nominated individuals/organizations are required to deposit 35 per cent of the total investments (about NRs. 1,75,000 for one electric tempos) within 15 days of the notice. The loans will be made available through Nepal Arab Bank Limited. Loans should be repaid in 36 monthly installments.

General News

About EVs

Electric vehicles have more than 6 times the energy efficiency of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. US National transportation studies show that 95% of all vehicles travel less than 50 miles per day and 54% less than 5 miles
 one way. An ICE vehicle traveling for 10,000 miles will release it's own weight in carbon into the atmosphere Los Angeles could charge over 1 million
 electric vehicles off their existing power grid without requiring any additional generating capacity

           What exactly is an EV?

 An electric vehicle (EV) is one that is driven by an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine, using electricity as its fuel instead of a petroleum or alcohol-based substance. The term EV usually refers to a fully-equipped, roadworthy car or truck that runs on electricity stored in batteries or fuel cells.
                               
           What do EV's do best?

Electric vehicles are at their best in types of services that are considered "severe duty" for Internal Combustion Engines (ICEís) Ė short to medium length trips with cold starts, and continuous service at low speed. Many fleet applications intersperse short trips with service stops sufficiently long to cool off an IC engine, causing extraordinary maintenance expense. EVís thrive in this service. In other fleet uses, such as meter reading, ICEís spend most of the time idling - their most inefficient and most polluting mode. Even if an EV motor does idle to provide power to the steering or air conditioning, it does not generate pollution. Department of Energy studies show that the average daily trip length for private vehicles in major U.S. cities is around 50 miles. Todayís electric vehicles can handle these trips with ease. If your average daily trips consist of driving 10-15 miles to work, a few miles at lunch, and errands on your way home, you should be driving quiet, low-maintenance electric vehicle.
                               
    How fast and how far will my EV go?

Most modern EVís have a top speed of between 50 and 70 mph and a range of 50-100 miles per complete charge. Actual performance depends on many factors including the specific components, batteries used and how the vehicle is charged and driven. Most well-designed EVís accelerate adequately. Some, like the ZEV vehicle, accelerate faster than gasoline-powered cars in the same weight and size class. As with a gasoline-powered vehicle, "hot-rodding" has a cost in the number of miles you can travel.
                               
  Can EV's have air conditioning and heat? Wouldn't it ruin the range?
                               EVís certainly can have climate control and the resulting range reductions should be modest. Air-conditioning should reduce the range by no more than about 10%. The range loss due to use of a heater in the ZEV vehicle is non- existing because ZEV Inc. uses a water-cooled EV drive unit and utilizes the heat produced by the drive unit to heat the interior of the vehicle. The ZEV motor also supplies heating to the interior of the vehicle while the car is plugged in for recharge overnight.
                               

 Hazardous Waste and Contamination

  All internal combustion engines (ICEís), even those burning clean" fuels, produce contaminated oil, which is a hazardous waste disposal problem. Most engines
 eventually develop oil leaks and contaminate the ground. ICEís that burn gasoline or diesel, even the "low lead" varieties, contaminate roadsides with lead.
                               
               Disposables (ICE)
  All ICE vehicles eventually shed fan belts, radiator hoses, mufflers, spark plugs, contaminated oil, fuel filters, antifreeze and other disposables, all of which are deposited in land fills.
                               
                  Noise Pollution

 Most of the noise from EVís comes from fans and pumps. When the vehicle is moving, most of the sound heard is road noise that is masked by the noise of an IC engine.
                               
   How much air pollution is actually caused by car's and trucks?
                                Studies vary in their specific onclusions on this question and exact percentages vary
 regionally. All agree however, that mobile emission sources account for a significant amount of pollution. It ranges from a minimum of twenty percent for some pollutants to as high as ninety percent for others.

Do EV's actually pollute indirectly through power plant emissions?

Power plant emissions are a complex issue that varies from region to region. Studies have shown that in California, where power generation is mostly nuclear or hydro electric, total emissions from vehicles are reduced up to 95 percent by use of EVís. A study by the Salt River Project (SRP) in Phoenix, projecting the use of EVís in its service area over the next 20 years, showed that EVís will reduce overall emissions by amounts ranging from about 16 percent to 97 percent for various pollutants, under various scenarios. SRP uses both coal and natural gas for power generation.
                               
       What about battery cost and toxicity?

 Of the fifteen or twenty battery technologies presently being investigated to power EVís, only the lead-acid battery is currently cost-effective, economically viable and environmentally friendly. The ZEV vehicles require a 180 Volt power source for proper operation. This is provided by fifteen - 12 volt batteries, at a replacement cost of less than $2,000 US. All other battery technologies are significantly more expensive. Since the recent application of Government regulations, virtually all of the lead-acid battery (98%) is recycled. The lead-acid battery is critical to our nationís transportation, communication, electric vehicle and emergency systems, and has become a vital part of our daily lives. Battery manufacturers and recyclers are some of the earliest "recycling pioneers," developing methods, processes and communications to inform their recycling partners and the public of the mutual benefits of battery recycling. While most industries are forced to recycle, the lead industry has embraced the issue. Because of the efforts of the Battery Council International, 38 states have adopted battery recycling laws and five others have disposal restrictions.

 Battery recycling is a closed loop: itís a partnership success story in which all parties have a right to be proud -- the battery manufacturer, the recycling plant and the collector. No stage is more important than the collection point. Used batteries are collected at service stations, automotive repair shops, retail stores and other
  locations. Nearly 1.8 billion pounds of lead each year are collected from old batteries for recycling. Once the used batteries are acquired, they are shipped to recycling plants where the components are disassembled. Plastic from the cases and other internal components are sent off for melting and reforming into new cases. The lead at the heart of the battery is similarly segregated, refined in a process known as secondary smelting Ė whereby physical and chemical methods clean the lead to make it 99.99 percent pure. From here, the recycling loop is closed by using the refined lead for new batteries. Battery acid is recycled for use in new batteries, detergents, glass, fertilizers or textiles.

1. Charging station owners' association formed
    Martin Chautari, 22, November, 1999

An association of charging station owners' called "Nepal Electric Battery Charger Association (NEBCA)" was constituted on 21 November, 1999. There are about 12 charging stations in the valley now. The main objectives of the association are to provide quality charging services to electric vehicles at different routes of Kathmandu Valley, uphold the charging station owner's common interests and foster the growth of EVs in Nepal. An ad hoc committee was formed with Hridaya Narayan Manandhar as president. Suresh Pauri is a secretary of the ad hoc committee.
 

2. Coordination among EV promoters realized

    Martin Chautari, 22, November, 1999

The various stakeholders of the Electric Vehicle (Safa Tempo) have developed a consensus over forming a federation-like umbrella organization of the Electric Vehicle entrepreneurs and concerned organizations. Need was felt over forming such a committee that would work as a lobbying force and bargain with government and other relevant agencies on relevant issues to foster the growth EVs in Nepal. Guided by the belief that the unity will help promote the common interest i.e. the proliferation of electric vehicles; the different stakeholders formed an ad hoc committee. After a series of meetings a seven-member committee under the chairmanship of D. B. Limbu was formed. The meeting selected Tara Pd. Kattel and Narayan Sharma as secretary and treasurer of the committee, respectively. The other members of the committee are: representative from EV manufacturers' association, president of Charging Station owners' association NEBCA, president of EV owners' association CLEAN, and representative from EV drivers' association. The committee will prepare bylaws within a month and work for registering the proposed organization. The Danida and Martin Chautari both hold the view that such organization is necessary.

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General News

1. India introduces car emission standards

The Supreme Court of India ordered that from April 1, 2000, cars in the National Capital Region of New Delhi would be registered only if they conformed to Euro II emission standard. Euro II is the current exhaust emission standard in the 15 Member states of the European Union (The ruling will affect more than 15% of all new vehicles sold in India that are sold in Delhi (70,000 cars were sold in Delhi in 1997/98 out of the country total of 417,720).

The ruling also said that, effective June 1, all new gasoline and diesel cars would have to conform to Euro I standards. The number of such cars that would be allowed to be sold will be limited to 1,500 per month.

More than half of Delhi's air pollution is believed to be caused by automobiles. There are estimated 3.3 million cars, trucks, buses and scooters on the city's streets which emit quantities of pollutants. In the absence of emission regulations, Delhi is fast becoming one of the most polluted cities in the world. Last year, the state government of Delhi banned taxis, buses and auto risckshaws older than 15 years and mandated unleaded gasoline.

2. Electric Vehicle News . . .

Nissan Announces Delivery and Pricing for New Altra EV Electric Vehicle

CARSON, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan today announced initial delivery and pricing information for its Altra EV electric vehicle, the zero emission vehicle developed for use in the United States. The Altra EV incorporates the versatility of a compact van with the environmental benefits of an electric vehicle.

The 1998 Nissan demonstration fleet program in California consists of 30 units with 98 additional units to follow in 1999/2000. To further evaluate the advanced technology of the Altra EV, these vehicles have been made available to select fleet customers and Nissan employees. Retail availability for the general public will be announced at a later date. The first 15 units will be leased to the following utility companies: Southern California Edison Company (6), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (3), Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (4), and San Diego Gas and Electric Company (2).

"The Altra EV successfully aids the environment without compromising its usefulness," said James Scheidler, a Southern California Edison electric vehicle fleet engineer. "We're excited about using these environmentally friendly vehicles and grateful to Nissan for the opportunity to do so." The remaining 15 units available in 1998 have been leased by Nissan employees at the company's Carson headquarters.

Altra EV's manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) is $50,999 and a lease price of $599 per month for three years, with unlimited mileage. The lease price includes a bumper-to-bumper warranty and 24-hour roadside assistance. Additionally, this price incorporates a $5,000 buy down incentive from participating Air Quality Management Districts.

"We've enjoyed a very positive response to the Altra EV -- particularly for its styling, spacious design and range," said Mark Perry, Nissan's corporate manager of category marketing. "We believe the Altra EV clearly demonstrates that it's possible to have the best of both worlds: zero emissions and high-utility."

Altra EV, manufactured on an all-new platform at Nissan's Tochigi assembly plant, is the first production electric vehicle in the United States to use a Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. The Li-ion battery, developed jointly by Nissan and Sony Corporation, offers a greater energy charge from a lighter battery pack. The Li-ion battery renders a practical driving range of 80-100 miles and takes only five hours to completely recharge. Other primary benefits of the Li-ion battery include an accurate state-of-charge measurement without the "memory effects." The Altra also features an 83 horsepower/62kW neodymium permanent magnet synchronous AC electric motor.

Standard features on the Altra EV include front and rear ABS brakes, pre-programmable air conditioning, power windows, power locks, cruise control, dual airbags, remote keyless entry, state of charge (SOC) control system, 15-inch aluminum alloy wheels, front and rear captain's chairs, and a 100-watts AM/FM/CD audio system.

In North America, Nissan's operations include styling, engineering, manufacturing, sales, consumer and corporate financing, and industrial and textile equipment. Nissan in North America employs more than 20,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and generates more than 70,000 jobs through more than 1,500 Nissan and Infiniti dealerships across the continent. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan-usa.com and www.nissan-na.com.

****************************************************************** From: "bob uppington" <bobuppington@hotmail.com> To: tnd@nepal.org Subject: SHIVA charity in Nepal Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 15:41:50 GMT

SHIVA is a charity promoting education and skills in Nepal, Sri Lanka, and India. We are involved in setting up schools in areas where the families are very poor, and in individual child sponsorship. We desperately need funding for these children, their school equipment and clothes, new classrooms,etc.
         Please look at our new site on http://www.shivacharity.org I hope you will consider supporting us.
                          Bob Uppington (Chair of Trustees)

********************************************************************** Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 07:05:47 +0500 To: TND@NEPAL.ORG From: Kathmandu International Study Centre <kisc@wlink.com.np> Subject: Youth For Global Change- Nepal

Dear everyone,

Here is a short description of our organization. If some one wants to work for fund raising for the projects that Youth for Global Change (YOUGL) is undertaking and going to start,please see us or if you know some donors... please do send this to them

Thank you. Hari Ghimire President

Introduction:

We, the Youth For Global Change (YOUGL), are young people throughout the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. We are the largest national level non profitable youth serving organization with no political, religious or racial bias. We put young people in the lead for progressive change and see an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their values as idealistic and visionary, yet active members of society. The young people of the world, especially those living in the developing (third world) countries like Nepal are being forced with lots of problems and uncertain future ahead. At the same time, they are facing limited opportunities for education, training, employment, health, participation in the decision making and communication. They are shocked by the degeneration of the environment, problems associated with AIDS and STDs, drug abuse, Girl trafficking, Gender inequalities, poverty, Leasuretime activities and Juvenile=
 delinquency.

For the world which is experiencing fundamental political , economic and social changes - young people have been representing agents, beneficiaries and victims of social changes which will inevitably affect all in the 21 st century and beyond. With the paramount consideration that the young people are the custodians and owners of the future of humanity, YOUGL believes that it is the time for young people to unite nationally and internationally for an age- based revolution that demands youth for global change. We are not only a NGO but also an agent of youth movements. We provide opportunities for young people to make contributions to their societies and grow self- sufficient in the process. YOUGL gives a forum for sharing of knowledge and experience between youth and youth serving organizations working at all levels. It also plays a wide role by acting in a network with other regions of the world, as well as with other organizations such as the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

YOUGLVISION AND MISSION STATEMENT

YOUGL focuses towards a society where young women and men are empowered to :

-Promote World Program for youth to the year 2000 and beyond.
-Develop their potential creativity and skill as productive and dynamic members of societies.
-Participate fully at decision making at all level for the development, both individually and collectively to promote youth values. YOUGL focuses on:

1. Empowerment of youth, women and children. 2. Health and Community Development. 3. Schlorship program for needy children and youth. . 4. Conducting non- formal education for rural children, youth and women 5. Tackling Girl Trafficking and gender inqualities. 6.The fight against AIDS/ STDs and Drug Abuse 7. Strengthening communication and publication at all levels. 8. Building a national and international NETWORK of youth organizations /=
 NGOs 9. Youth exchange and work experience ( Inter-Cultural program). 10 Environment and Sustainable Development.

Membership:

Membership in YOUGL is open to all individual and youth organizations which:=
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=B7 Has vision similar to YOUGL
=B7 Accepts the aims & objectives of YOUGL
=B7 Accepts the democratic principles set out in the UN convention on Human Rights
=B7 Include all the main democratic tendencies active at national level
=B7 Are open to all democratic youth organization (non
-political/religious/racial)
=B7 Are open to all socially and mentally healthy individuals.

The status of YOUGL also include associate and observer members=
 organizations.

Kind of Membership and Fee 1. General member: Rs: 50:00 (For Nepali)
$ 1:00 (For developing countries)
$ 10:00 (For Developed Countries) 2.Organizational Membership: Rs 1,000 (For Nepalese Org/ NGOs)
$ 100 (for all other Org/NGOs

2. Life Membership:
 Rs 1000 (For Nepalese)
$ 100 for all others Structure:

The following organs govern YOUGL:

I) The General Assembly II) The Executive Committee

The General Assembly is the supreme organ of YOUGL . It determines the main policy lines and work of YOUGL and the work of YOUGL and the guidelines for the YOUGL programme and budget. The General assembly meets on every five years and elects Presidents, Vice President and other member of Executive Committee. The Executive Committee meets twice a year. It carries out he decisions taken by the GA and is responsible for the Administration of YOUGL.

Funding YOUGL program:

As the regular income of YOUGL is being limited basically to the membership fee, YOUGL is always in financial crisis. The members have been contributing time, effort and money so far to undertake youth and community development and few other activities in the remote villages. If funds are made available by donors or by other sectors, YOUGL can undertake many more activities directed towards service to youth of Nepal.=20 We strongly feel that the empowerment of children, youth and women of Nepal comes foremost in the process of national building.=20 We are also in need of fund for building of YOUTH HOSTEL. This will be the only and the first hostel of its kind in Nepal. The hostel will be economic home for youth all over the world. Among many issues- currently - we are more concern on Scholorship program for needy children and youth, Child Welfare Program, Conducting non- formal education for rural women, AIDS/ STDs awareness campaign, Tackling of Girl Trafficking and Gender inqualities and Youth exchange and work experiance ( Inter-Cultural program).Apart from this we hope for Youthcafe' project in Kathmandu.

PROJECT PROPOSAL

A. NGO Description 1. Name : Youth for Global Change 2. Address : PO Box:10078, Kathmandu, Nepal. 3. Telephone : 977-1- 482604 4. Fax/ e-mail : 977-1-494994 Email: kisc@wlink.com.np 5. Contact Person : Mr. Hari Ghimire, President. 6. Objectives:
        Please see attached sheet - organization introduction. 7. Registration with district administration office:
        Lalitpur, No. 753/053/54, 2054.1.8 8. Affiliation with Social Welfare Council ( SWC) :
        Affiliation No. 5824. Date: 2054.1.31 10. Total No. of Executive Members : 7=20
        General members : 250 Membership Form 1. Name .................... 2. Date of Birth =85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85. Photo 3. Nationality =85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85. 4. Present Address =85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85. 5. Telephone No =85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85 (Res)=85=85 6. Fax =85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85 7. E- mail =85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85 8. If you are/ were a member of any organization/ club then - Yes/ No 9. Name & Address =85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85= 10. Telephone =85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85 11. Fax & E-mail =85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85= 12. Permanent Address =85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85= 13. Marital status: Unmarried/ married / divorce (Give a tick mark) 14. Why do you want to join YOUGL? 15. Languages known =85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85=85= 16. Which area of YOUGL would you like to be involved in (number them according to your choice) 1. women & gender =85=85 2. Health and Community Development. =85=85 3. Educational program . =85=85 4. Drug abuse =85=85 5.Child/Girl Trafficking. =85=85 6.Sports & music =85=85 7.Literatute/ arts & drama =85=85 8. Strengthening communication and publication. =85=85 9. Employment & training =85=85 10. Youth exchange and work experience =85=85 11.Street Children/ youth =85=85 12. Jail children =85=85

**************************************************************** From: "Vaughan" <rvaughan@cybertours.com> To: <tnd@nepal.org> Subject: I have a question for your organization. Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 05:44:00 -0500

Hello.=20

I am interested in taking a year abroad in Nepal. I happen to be = traveling through Rotary Youth Exchange Program. And I was wondering if = you could give me any information on whether or not there is a Rotary = Program in Nepal? I was also wondering if there are any exchange = programs that I could go through there in Nepal? If you have time to get this information and send it, my address is andee_clark@hotmail.com=20 Thank you for your time! andee

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