Student-led Unlearn Mini Conference Held
Unlearning is a mindset that anyone with an aim to learn continuously must develop. Our education system in Nepal is bounded only within four walls of a classroom. The students do get theoretical learning but they are deprived of experience to unlearn and re-learn attitude, skills, knowledge in their own way. And to promote this concept, Empowerment Academy/King’s College organized student-led Unlearn Mini Conference on August 30, 2017.
The mini-conference saw students from three colleges presenting on the theme of “Marketing in the world of Social Media”. The presenters were Kushal Karmacharya of the British College, Mahesh Dahal of King’s College, and Akshamsha Thapa of Presidential College. They presented on various issues related with marketing in social media and how to unlearn traditional marketing practices. Similarly, legendary voice in the world of Nepalese radio and entertainment, Asish Syangden was the keynote speaker for this event. He shared 20 years of his experience as radio presenter and related his craziest stories while sticking through the unlearn theme.
Around 60 participating guests were present in the conference. The interactive nature of the event allowed audiences to share their ideas which made it even more fun. Empowerment Academy gifted some audiences with gift hampers for their participation.
Concluding the session, Mr. Umes Shrestha, thanked all the presenters, participants, keynote speaker, and the Unlearn Tribe core team for making the first edition of the conference eventful and successful. He expressed EA’s mission to organize mini conferences every two months by collaborating with different colleges and universities, and to take the platform to national and international level. He, at last, mentioned that the conference would focus to improve participants’ 4CE Skills of Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Empathy.