Since the world pandemic started, many people have lost the opportunity to travel around the world, but they have also lost their motivation and energy because of lockdowns. To support youth and return its belief in travelling, on May 27 and 28, the International Department of Foundation of Regional Initiatives carried out a two-day online project called “Nepal. Conquer your Everest”. This event transported the participants on a virtual trip very far away – to Nepal, a country located in Asia. Moreover, to motivate people to achieve their goals, a story of climbing the highest world’s peak was shared.
During the first day, the participants learned about life in Nepal and its culture as seen by local people from the organisation called YPDSN Nepal. Apart from that, Nepalese speakers stressed that one should not be afraid of discovering new cultures because it broadens one’s horizon.
The next day was dedicated to a fascinating story of Oksana Litynska about her conquering Everest. Oksana showed various photos of her rewarding experience and motivated the audience to conquer their fears and expectations, stating that: “Risk is always tremendous, but if you accept it, you will achieve the most ambitious goals. All in all, life doesn’t end on the one peak; there are many opportunities around, worth taking advantage of”.
The project shows that focusing on stereotypes can form an erroneous impression about a country. So do not believe only Instagram photos, but communicate with foreigners and homelanders. They always have something to share and will definitely encourage you to conquer your Everests!