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  1. Session on “Movement Building and Strategic Planning”:

A 3-day session on the theme ‘Movement Building and Strategic Planning’ was held from 30th December to 1st January in St. Xavier’s College, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Marina D’ Costa, a distinguished expert from India, was the session facilitator. The session aimed at enriching knowledge and valuable insights as a takeaway. Multiple sessions were conducted on numerous topics, primarily focusing on building and planning the growth of movement along with the students a well.

The other session was on how to be a global leader and the traits to be an ideal leader. It also highlighted the importance of empowering youth development that helps establish sustainability within the movement. The session also was focused on creating action plans and activities to mobilize the resources, encourage participation, motivate growth and experience, and most of all build a worldview as IMCS-Nepal. The major goal of the session was to encourage student participation, involvement, and initiatives in developing their strategic plans and actions for the movement.

  1. Project ‘Insignia’ Follow-up:

Project ‘Insignia’ follow-up was done on the 12th and 13th of March in the village of Gyalthum, Sindhupalchowk, Nepal. Br. Deepak and Br. Aloysius the advisor along with 2 students of IMCS-Nepal was involved in the program.

The project Insignia is based on making Eco-friendly clothes pads. It focuses on empowering women of marginalized communities in Gyalthum. Its main objective is to assist the Menstrual poverty in rural villages of Nepal and also uplift the economy and living standard of women who are from marginalized communities.  It also focuses on helping and generating awareness among young girls on the importance of menstrual hygiene.

The project focuses on environmental conservation and sustainability by utilizing products that are eco-friendly, reusable, and also economical for women at the same time.

  1. Session on ‘Good Touch/Bad Touch and Sexual Harassment’.

A session on good touch/bad touch and sexual harassment was held on the 12th and the 13th of January in the village of Gyalthum, Sindhupalchowk. The facilitator for the session was MS. Rejina Dharti Ghale and Mr. Sujan Ghale.

The main objective of the session was to generate awareness of good touch/ bad touch and sexual harassment among the children and women of the community in Gyalthum through interactive sessions, group discussions, and video presentations.

The major objectives of the session were to provide knowledge on good touch and bad touch. Knowledge of sexual harassment and its types i.e. vocal, visual, and touch. Ability to distinguish good touch and bad touch. Preventive measures to avoid good touch/bad touch and sexual harassment.  To generate knowledge on legal provisions for sexual harassment in the context of Nepal.

  1. Lenten Walk: Eco-Spiritual Walk 2024

The Lenten Walk took place on March 24, 2024. Where the family of IMCS-Nepal performed the ‘Way of the Cross’ on their journey to Nagarjun Hill (2095 m). Connecting the members’ spiritual and natural well-being was the main goal of the walk. It is a day to engage with, comprehend, and experience God’s presence in the natural world. It was also a chance to think back on and relive Jesus’s journey to the cross.

Chaplain Fr. Jiju gave a quick briefing before the walk began. The Way of the Cross was followed to the destination and ended with a mass there. After that, the group got together for lunch, sharing homemade food that had been brought.

  1. IMCS Chaplains and Animators’ Workshop:

IMCS Chaplains and Animators’ Workshop was held from 30/Jan/ 2024 to 5/ Feb/ 2024 at Xavier Institute of Management University, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, India. Sr. Sophia Lee and Br. Deepak attended and participated in the workshop, representing IMCS-Nepal.

The main objective of the workshop was to have a capacity building of advisors and animators in accompanying University students and helping them advocate for environmental, social, and economic justice today.

  1. IMCS-Nepal participation in skill learning and media production course:

Supriya Lama from Nepal recently participated in an enriching and immersive program titled

“Media Production Short Course and How Indigenous Peoples Can Enrich the Synodal Church,” held from

the 10th to 20th March 2024 at the Don Bosco Technical School, Themy Village, Prey Thom Commune,

Kep District, Kep Province, Kingdom of Cambodia. This intensive course was designed to delve into

various facets of media production, such as photography, video production, editing, and the effective use

of social networks, with a special focus on the contribution of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) to the Synodal

Church. The program was structured to provide participants like Lama with a comprehensive learning

experience, combining theoretical knowledge with practical skills.

Throughout the course, Supriya engaged in a variety of major activities that not only enhanced her

understanding of media production but also allowed her to express her cultural identity. She recorded

indigenous songs in her mother tongue, Tamang, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of her community.

In addition to this, she actively participated in performing a cultural song and dance, further highlighting

the vibrant traditions of Nepal. The program also included creative sessions where Supriya, alongside her

peers, made videos as demonstrations of their newfound skills in media production. These activities were

not just assignments; they were opportunities for Supriya to tell stories through the lens of her indigenous


One of the most memorable projects Supriya contributed to was the creation of a wall painting. This

artwork was designed to represent her country and indigenous identity, serving as a vivid reminder of the

diversity and richness of cultures participating in the course. Through these hands-on projects, workshops,

and practical exercises, Supriya was able to network with fellow participants, fostering lasting

connections centered around the theme of dialogue and listening to how Indigenous Peoples can

contribute to the Synodal Church. This program was not only a journey into the world of media

production for Supriya but also an affirmation of her cultural heritage and its significant role in global