Last month, Mr. Stefan Voinea , Director of Gazeta de Sud, Romania visited Nepal under the Partnering for Stronger Communities Grants Program for Community Solutions Program Alumni. Mr. Voinea and our director Ms. Anita Thapa are Community Solutions Programs Alumni, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and implemented by IREX.
During his two week stay, Mr. Voinea helped Sambhawana in developing and designing communication and marketing strategies. Through series of communication workshops with our staff and volunteers, he helped re-think communication and promotion strategy of our work and guided us through different online and offline communication tools.
Mr. Voinea also visited 4 secondary schools in Kathmandu Valley that we are partnering under Civic Schools project and conducted communication workshops with ninth grader students. Through different engaging activities,he helped students learn about the importance of communication, types and mediums, the culture of respect, empathy etc. Besides, he also guided Sambhawana Team on skills like photography and fundraising. His workshop has been helpful to develop capacity of staff & volunteers and improve & enhance communication skills and promotional strategies of Sambhawana.