The long awaited dream of alternatives finally came true on 11th January 2009 when the Rural Youth Entrepreneurship Development Centre (RYEDC) was inaugurated in Taprang jointly by Tirtha Shrestha, Lucky Chhetri and Captain Dev Prasad Gurung. Alternatives is an organization led by young, energetic, dynamic and multi-talented youths of Pokhara. It was initiated in 2006 with the purpose of empowering young people. The members of Althernatives have been working hard since last one year to collect resources for their RYEDC. Alternatives plan to open RYEDC in the entire VDCs of Kaski district and as a first phase of their program they opened a RYEDC in Taprang of Sildujure VDC of Kaski district.
Alternatives regularly provide an interactive forum to make youth aware about entrepreneurial development and to discuss on different political, social, civic, business and economic issues with the local and national level expertise. With joint hand with Youth Initiative Pokhara, Alternatives organized an interaction program on “Nepalese Effort on Aviation and Youth” on December 21, 2008.
Alternatives organized one Youth Entrepreneurial Motivational Program
in Naulo Ghumti, Pokhara to its executive member of the organization.
Total 18 different executive level staffs participated on the program.
The program is also aimed to make them aware about the need of youth
entrepreneurship development. Mr. Sanjeev Raj Neupane, Program
Coordinator of Naulo Ghumti, welcomed and introduced the Alternatives
team (Jiban Baral and Samundra Paudel) as well as explained the need of
that program in their organization and put for good wishes for the
For most people Dashain is over once they receive tika and blessings
from their family members and relatives. But for some youths from
Pokhara, Dashain is more than that. For them Dashain is not over until
and unless they visit a special place in Pokhara. This special place is
Bridhaashram (elderly home) of Pokhara.