Dipika Badal who previously landed on the list of Global Changemakers has done it again after appearing on The Diana Award Roll of Honour for 2020. The twenty-two year old from Nepal is currently the president for ‘WE’ For Change Nepal, a ‘youth-led’ organisation that raises awareness, engages and empowers young people of Nepal through leadership and capacity building initiatives.

Some of the projects by ‘WE’ For Change include Free HIV Testing Bus in 2019, online sessions to break the stigma on mental health as well as giving young people and young adults the skills they need to move forward in their careers and lives. Dipika has been described as a remarkable and empathetic leader.

ABOUT THE DIANA AWARD:

Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work. The Diana Award develops and inspires positive change in the lives of young people through three key programmes which include; a mentoring programme for young people at risk, a youth-led anti-bullying ambassadors campaign and a prestigious award which publicly recognises young people. – The Diana Award.

Whilst these awards can be a great form of recognition and spotlight for causes and projects, I always value the work that the team often put behind to make major things happen. So well done to everyone involved behind the scenes as well as along with Dipika directly. I hope ‘WE FOR CHANGE’ continues to focus on matters that will help young people progress in life, help them emerge from difficult situations and also address the difficult topics whether that be sex, sexual health or consent.

Keep up the brilliant work! I hope there will be many more incredible leaders, teams and advocates from Nepal who continue to get their names far and wide across the world and more importantly – across Nepal.

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