Alternatives and Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation jointly organized Arthalaya (School of Entrepreneurship and Economics) in Pokhara from 22nd -27th May 2009. Arthalaya is a five day workshop promoting the spirit and skill of entrepreneurship and sensitizing young people about economic freedom and policy regime.
The local management committee of 9 members has been formed for Rural Youth Entrepreneurship Development Centre in Taprang under the presidency of Mr. Gangadhar Baral on 3rd April, 2009. The members include Narbir Pariyar, Prem Baral, Badri Prasd Baral, Pus Bahadur Bastola, Deepa Baral, Laxman Gurung, Rikesh Gurung and Anita Pariyar.
Mr. Jiban Kumar Baral, Founding President/Executive Director of Alternatives attended the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) Meeting at The University of Texas at Austin, February 13th – 15th, 2009.
Alternatives started its new program "SMEs Clinic" from March 20, 2009. "Coffee with Alternatives" is a monthly round table discussion of Alternatives members and other social entrepreneurs. The main purpose of this discussion is to motivate young leader of different sectors as a masterminds in their professional life.