The Last Thursday’s
A talk program with an entrepreneur is an interaction program held every Last Thursday of Gregorian month from 3:30 pm onward at Biratnagar. Main objective of the program is to encourage young people to be an entrepreneur through the sharing of successful entrepreneur’s personal story. It is jointly organized program by Bikalpa-an Alternative, Hotel Namaskar, Makalu Television and Merry land college (BBA). The program starts at 3:30 pm with the registration, following the story sharing of the guest speaker. After the sharing of guest speaker, floor is open for discussion and quires for 45 minutes. The program ends at 5:30 and further proceeds for tea snacks where participants can do the networking and interact with each other.
“Friday Discussion” is a two hour discussion program held every alternative Friday (twice a month) from 4:00 pm onward at Hotel Namaskar, Biratnagar. The program is organized to engage core members and new comers who are interested to discuss on public policy, individual and economic freedom and political economy issues. Article is selected and shared to the participants before the program to prepare and make the discussion fruitful.
Workshop on Accountability and Civic Leadership
“Workshop on Accountability and Civic Leadership” is a one day workshop organized in collaboration with Accountability Lab, to educate and trained young students on the issue of Accountability and Civic Leadership. Targeted audiences of the program are bachelor’s level college students from Biratnagar. What is accountability? Who should be accountable and why? How can we make the stakeholders accountable? Civic leadership and responsibilities, Youth as a change maker, Team building, Importance of extra curriculum activities, Ideas into action (Group work and Presentation) are the major content of the program. Objective of the program is to sensitize young people on accountability issues and encourage them speak up and take action. Brain storming, games activities, group work/presentation, power point, visual and lecture methods are used to educate students during the workshop. The programs start from 10:00am and ends at 5:30 with certificate distribution.
Opening Market and Promoting Entrepreneurship
“Opening Market and Promoting Entrepreneurship” is a one day workshop organized in collaboration with Bhaju Yubraj Foundation, to educate and trained young students on the issue of entrepreneurship and market economy. Targeted audiences of the program are bachelor’s level college students of Biratnagar. Why is Nepal Poor? What is entrepreneurship? Why Should I be an Entrepreneur? What are the qualities of Successful entrepreneurs? How are entrepreneurs perceived by the general people and the media? What are the conditions that promote entrepreneurship? Who (Government, Civil Society, or Private Agencies) should be accountable to deliver public goods and services? And discussions on short film created by Bikalpa are the major content of the program. The program provides valuable insight to the students on the issue of entrepreneurship and market economy. Power point, lecture, brain storming, group work/presentation, visual, debate, discussion and games activities are used as a teaching method during the program. The programs start from 10:00am and ends at 5:30 with certificate distribution.
Visual media is a powerful means to sensitize people on the ideas and principals we believe in and work for. Bikalpa aspires to produce short movies on the issue of accountability, livelihood, Individual and economic freedom. On the regular basis, we pick local issues and create advocacy video to sensitize larger masses and concerned stakeholders.
One of the strategies of Bikalpa is to identify local problem regarding public policy issues and conduct first hand research to provide solution through market led approach. Bikalpa aspires to be a leading think tank in a region by producing ideas to sensitize common masses and influence policy makers to create a free and prosperous society.
Civic Leadership Workshop
It is a one day program held every Last Saturday of Gregorian month from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Hotel Namaskar, Biratnagar to sensitize college students on the civic issues. The objective of the program is to inspire young people to take initiatives and leadership. Participants of the program will have an opportunity to be the part in further activities of the organization.
Teaching Classical Liberal Ideas
It is a one day workshop designed to educate the college students on the idea of liberty, freedom and prosperity. The program especially targets to the bachelor level students from management faculty. The motive of the program is to teach young people about the value and concept of classical liberal ideas.
Why is Nepal Poor
It is a social media campaign initiated by Bikalpa an Alternative to discuss and identify the reasons that has forced Nepal to remain poor . The objective of the campaign is to create a common platform to discuss and sensitize common masses. There can be many other reasons, but campaign identifies three major reasons that have forced Nepal to remain one of the poorest nations in the planet. These are (1) Lack of Accountable and Responsible Leadership (2) Lack of Rule of Law and Good Governance (3) Lack of Sound Economic Policy and its Implementation. On the regular basis the contemporary article and issues are posted in the campaign social media page to engage general public.
Resource Center is a place initiated by Bikalpa where general people can visit to learn and broaden their mind. The center contains the books on political economy that helps visitors to access the books on ideas.
Social Media Activities
Social media is growing as a very powerful tool to update and sensitize people. It is also a platform to discuss and share thoughts. Realizing its immense value and to engaged people on discussing current issues, we have created face book page of Bikalpa where people can shares their viewpoint. Also the idea is propagated through personal blog and social sites.
Every month at least two articles are published in the local newspaper to sensitize common mass and promote the ideas of liberty, accountability and market economy. Bikalpa aspires to motivate and engage more people to write the column for the cause in the nearest future.
To spread the ideas and aware people that organization propagate, to raise the fund locally and create visibility of the organization, Bikalpa an Alternative print and issue the t-shirt on the regular basis with different slogans.
It can be an effective means to introduce and spread our ideas we believe on. To spread the ideas of free market, accountability, and current politics, column and articles are shared through personal blog.