Going Wild For Life
WWF Nepal’s The Generation Green (TGG) campaign celebrated World Environment Day by organizing an Intercollege PechaKucha Competition under the theme ‘Go Wild for Life’.
Young speakers from 10 different colleges in Kathmandu valley took to the stage to put forward their opinions on various environmental topics – all under a common format of 20 slides and 20 seconds for each. An intense grooming and mentoring period of two weeks, nature as the muse, and a young mind and voice – these ingredients were all it took to bring out the best in the 10 speakers in the finals.
“It was not just diverse ideas coming together but also the diverse educational backgrounds such as forestry, agriculture and business,” said Alpha Maiya Shrestha, the winner of the competition. “Learning that tigers are at the top of the food chain, that climate change is getting hotter to handle, and that conservation is not a losing battle was beyond inspiring. We took back with us a lot more than what we walked in with,” expressed Alpha.
Saheel Baral who stood second said, “Being a management student, I hadn’t really understood how vast environmental issues and the problems are. But I am now much aware why the environment matters”.
Likewise, Juliana Shrestha, who won the third place said, “The competition was a great learning experience for a nature lover and enthused public speaker like me. Getting the opportunity to combine both felt awesome!”