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Sunday, 1 October 2017

Association of International NGOs in Nepal

Posted by Anup Baral | October 02, 2017 : Established in the year 1996, the Association of International NGOs - AIN is an informal group of INGOs working in Nepal. AIN is an unregistered body or specifically a Membership based network of INGOs. At present, AIN has a stronghold of one hundred and forty INGO members working on a wide-range of issues making noteworthy contributions to development and humanitarian efforts. As per SWC there are two hundred and sixty INGOs working in Nepal. AIN as an umbrella has stood as an epitome for these diverse INGOs working in the country.
AIN has been keenly facilitating and supporting its member's ideals and objectives, promoting mutual understanding, fostering camaraderie and harmony. Though an informal network it is a trust-driven and communication-intensive entity. The Articles of Association and the strategy plan bind its members to AIN's core values, vision and goals. AIN's various thematic working groups bring them together to an ultimate platform to facilitate development cooperation. As a vital actor in the development sector, since its inception AIN has made a niche of its own through the implementation and accomplishment of various people-centered development programs through the working groups. AIN has been a vehicle to transfer knowledge & information, sharing experiences & learning of the Member Organizations.

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.