Skill Week 2024 concludes; 5 veterans honored with Skill Hero Awards

KATHMANDU, APRIL 10: The fifth edition of Skill Week ended amidst a ceremony gathering held at The Soaltee Kathmandu on Monday (April 8) in the presence of renowned entrepreneurs, government diplomats, and 100+ aspirant enthusiasts. The very edition that began on March 31 was organized by Glocal After School, an entity of Glocal Pvt Ltd. with an aim to collaborate with Industry, Educators, and the Government to engage and promote extensive skilling opportunities and showcase emerging skills.

The Skill Week 2024 comprised a series of Workshops, Competitions, Exhibitions, Job & Career fairs, Food and Games, Case Study presentations, Music, and Concerts along with Fun elements. It was basically exploring the world of Skills along with a fun fiesta.

The event highlighted five distinct skill areas i.e. Art and Culture, Entrepreneurship, Tourism and Hospitality, Science and Technology & Apprenticeship. Therefore, five veterans were honored with the award of Skill Hero by Glocal After School.

For the first pillar i.e. Art & Culture, the famous comedian duo Madan Krishna Shrestha and  Hari Bansha Acharya were awarded for devoting their career to help positively change Nepali society through their movies, television series and plays.

Likewise, Mr. Narottam Aryal, Executive Director at King’s College was awarded as Skill Hero in the category of Entrepreneurship. He is a passionate educator working to bring together community, education and entrepreneurship.

In addition to this, for the category – Tourism & Hospitality, Ms. Chhaya Sharma, Founder & Chairperson of Nepal College of Travel and Tourism Management, the first college in Nepal that provides training on tourism, was awarded. She is also the Founder of Kaasthamandap Vidyalaya School and SAARC Chamber Crafts Village, a retail outlet for handicrafts from the SAARC region.

Also, in the category Science & Technology, Dr. Bhagawan Koirala was awarded. Dr. Koirala is a Cardiothoracic surgeon, professor and Social worker. He is best known for leading the team of Nepalese surgeons that began open heart surgery.  Ms. Puspa Chaudhary was awarded in the category of Apprenticeship for her proven knowledge and skills in hotel management.

Glocal Pvt. Ltd. also concluded the ninth edition of ‘CEO Unplugged’ in 2024 on the same day at The Soaltee Kathmandu. With the main theme of ‘Today Meets Tomorrow’, 7 reputed entrepreneurs, 2 exceptional moderators, bureaucrats, and diplomats of the country marked their presence as the speakers on this year’s CEO Unplugged. More than 100 aspirants participated in this highly anticipated event to network, learn, and share their notions with the prominent entrepreneurs of the country.

During Skill Week 2024, two panels discussed the subject of  “The World of Work – Building a Resilient Future for Youth in Nepal & Strategic Alliance for Greater Impact”.