Youth Forum Nepal (YFN) is a non-government, non-profit making social organization established in 2007 by a group of motivated professionals working in the field of social work. Because of persisting vicious circle of poverty and escalating disturbing political and social environment every now and then, Nepalese youths’ choice is to go abroad and earn money as much as they can, paradoxically which builds the general thinking phenomena of every youth in the nook and corner of the country. In keeping view of this ground reality, Youth Forum Nepal vows to put young people to participate in the community and overall youth development process with appropriate materials and tools. YFN believes that youth are the real social actors and without their participation, it is futile to dream of community development. This has thus, realized the pool of strengthening relationship between social development organizations and local people especially the youth within the country.
Youth Forum Nepal firmly believes that young people need to be put at the forefront of change and development thus can develop and lead effective role on securing better health, particularly in HIV/AIDS, life skills and livelihoods contexts. YFN aims at bringing positive changes in the society through social, psychological, moral, educational and intellectual transformations of youth through their active participation. Youth of this age have ample potentials and ideas, but lack orientation and guidance, which we have understood very closely.
We believe, without participation of youth and their existence, every community-based development program or plan is null. Thus, youth’s role in executing developmental actions and creating awareness is highly remarkable and of significant importance, too. Youth Forum Nepal has therefore, pressurized this issue umpteen no. of times to the concerned authorities. Decreasing the foreign-going trend in search of job is our major initiative to make realise the youth from rural community. As already stated, without the existence of young people, neither any development takes place, nor is anybody widely encouraged or aware.