Last June, five of our undergrad students participated in Nepal Leadership Trek (NLT) organized by Nepal Leadership Academy. The NLT course was held to strengthen leadership capacity in young innovators to impact their interventions in facing real-life situations.
BBA students Sudina Shrestha, Babin Makaju Shrestha, Doniv Pradhan, Pratik G.C., and Alisha Chhetri participated in this 3-week long program which took place in Lumbini, Palpa, and Pokhara. The students were paired with five international students as they all collaborated to strengthen their ability to understand their call to leadership, to empathize with others, to diagnose adaptive challenges, and to mobilize collective action.
During a reflection program held in King’s, last Thursday on July 13, all the students presented their experiences in front of the faculty. Students shared their moments of excitement and challenges which they faced during their course.
BBA student Sudina Shrestha summed-up her story by saying,”For me, the NLT experience was inner journey which taught me how to LEAD (Listen, Empathize, Analyze, and Do) and also, I learned how to think about other’s perspective through balcony view”.
Babin Makaju also had his own story to share. He said,”NLT was an adventurous and once in a lifetime experience where I got to learn and enhance my leadership skills. This helped me to grow as an individual and to be a better team player”.
Similarly, Doniv Pradhan said,”This journey taught me that leadership is not about leading others but leading yourself as well. The experiences of both past and present that we face should be used as a data to lead ourselves onto the future”.
The students thanked the team of Nepal Leadership Academy and Daayitwa who guided our students throughout this wonderful program. They also thanked King’s College for supporting and encouraging them to apply for this opportunity.