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Hopes and Struggles as a Youth of Nepal

With so much uncertainty in the Nation, there are numbers of Youth leaving the nation to find a better future!

2023 Jan 19, 6:54, Kathmandu

Going abroad has become a necessity or dream for most of the Nepali Youth. But why?

NepalNews’reporter talks to a number of Nepal Youth to understand their views on the reasons.

Satyam Das talking about Nepal says that he is from a country where young people frequently leave the nation in search of better chances and a way to start living independently of their parents by the time they are 17 or 18. The younger generations have undoubtedly been convinced by this to leave the country in search of a better living. They are beginning to believe that, despite their efforts, life in Nepal is impossible for them. Seeing how the Youth, "The pillar of the country," is fleeing the country is quite depressing.

“”Even now, as I watch the advancement of my age group in other nations, I occasionally consider leaving Nepal. Similar to how it makes me wonder if staying in Nepal was the correct decision everytime I watch my friends living well and being financially independent elsewhere. But I've found a way to control my emotions and keep my hopes for a bright future in Nepal high,” said Das.

Das said that as an undergraduate student, every one of my friends is already considering moving abroad when we graduate. The practice of continuing one's education overseas is very widespread in our nation. However, the situation is so difficult that no matter how hard you try and how hard you work, you just cannot improve your quality of life.

Ansh Mishra, who has finished his studies in Nepal says, "I came to Canada for my bachelors and found myself anxiously contacting my friend to reacquaint myself with the country's culture, people, cuisine, and traditions of the nation I had been calling "home" for five months. My friend offered me to join his family in celebrating Dashain and informed me about the expanding Nepali community in our college town, which would be delighted to provide me with a home-cooked supper of daal bhat whenever I had the strongest longing for Nepal.

I was so enthusiastic about my home country and culture as we spoke, but after listening to me gush for several minutes about the temples, my host family, and the language, he finally had to ask, "What did you think about the roads? What about pollution? How are the bandhs going? You didn't attend a university in Nepal, did you? I understood that my friend's own worries about Nepal were the root of all of these inquiries.

Except for private schools, Nepal has no structure, an unstable government, and poor educational opportunities. The problem is that you need connections because everything is done "under the table" and your chances of immigrating to America are better if you pay more.

All of the 20 to 26-year-olds have left the country—to Dubai, Australia, India, and Europe—but if they came back, they might make a significant difference. Pratik is one of many young first-generation immigrants from Nepal who are deeply concerned about their own country. Many of the concerns that Nepalis (both inside and outside of Nepal's borders) have for the country's future are emphasised in his opinion on the situation of his homeland today.

Ritika Sigdel as a youth of Nepal says I see there are thousands of disadvantaged teenagers in Nepal who are unable to articulate a distinct personal future vision for themselves and the reason is simple: They no longer dream or set personal goals because they have lost all hope. This is the only explanation. Many youths in Nepal suffer a similar predicament. Because of how unpredictable their lives are, whenever a chance that they believe to be better occurs, they seize it without giving it much thought. They are unable to think strategically or long term.

I'm speaking about the large majority of young people who come from disadvantaged and unstable families and have no genuine possibilities in front of them. This isn't because their parents don't love or support them; rather, it's because their own families are having a hard time making ends meet.

You've read about girls from the Chepang community, one of the nation's most underprivileged indigenous tribes, getting married young and giving birth to two to three kids in a short period of time. You may have also heard about a father who really wanted to marry off his older daughter, who was just 18 years old, because it was the best thing for both her and his family's chances of survival after two sisters were attacked with acid. There are hundreds of such parents in our society who are unable to foster the personal development and evolution of their daughters and sons.

Opportunities are much more constrained for people with disabilities or those who belong to social groupings that have a history of discrimination. They have been excluded from a prosperous route and a fulfilling existence. Nearly a dozen intelligent young people with impairments that I personally know struggle every day to advance in their lives.

They are capable and skilled, but they lack the wealth of connections and relationships that may enable them to tear down the barriers of exclusion and privation that severely restrict their potential.


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