The challenges of 2020 has been extremely hard on people particularly with the isolations, lockdowns and loss of jobs. To support the emotional wellbeing of youth during these stressful times, Blind Rocks and MMSD Nepal
together ran a ‘Motivation Through Dance’ campaign comprising of powerful motivational session, stress management training and many more positive action activities integrated with dance workshops.
The campaign was inclusive and witnessed participation from beneficiaries from different communities, including youth with and without disability, orphans, senior citizens, etc. The participants were taught pre-workup exercises and dance movements that would keep them physically, mentally and emotionally fit through different participatory approaches.
Inside the valley, we had successfully conducted this campaign in 11 different organization and overall, we took this campaign to about 21 organizations. 800+ beneficiaries from different communities joined us on this journey.
A highlight of the program was the messaging and awareness building about various critical social problems, about girls and woman who are victims of discrimination, violence and trafficking, to orphans and children, youths who are trapped in intoxication, wheel chair users, mental health, earthquake victims, blind and visually impaired, senior citizens, students etc.
We are planning to broaden the scope of this program by including police departments and other agencies like security forces, in rural areas etc. With the aim of taking this campaign nationwide we have already reached different districts of western Nepal like Nepalgunj, Surkhet, Dailekh as well as Sarlahi and Dolakha. We plan to go further to Gorkha, Kailali, Kavre and cover east to west Nepal.
We would like to thank the following supporters for their enthusiasm, active participation and unstinting support for our Motivation Through Dance campaign,
• Ms. Rupa Sharma Neha (President, MMSD Nepal)
• Mr. Shekhar Gharti Magar (Dance Choreographer)
• Mr. Saroj Rana Praja (Dance Choreographer)
• Mr. Keshab Thapa (Dance Choreographer)
• Mr. Suman Sagar Jung KC (Dance Choreographer)
• Ms. Dipa and Ms. Damanta (Twins Tiktok Star)