KATHMANDU, Aug 10: UNICEF Nepal has welcomed the decision by Kul Chandra Gautam, former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, to donate the proceeds from the sale of his new book, Global Citizen from Gulmi, to support an innovative girls’ education program.
The program is part of UNICEF’s Let Us Learn initiative in educationally most deprived districts of Province 2, and the mid and far-western regions of Nepal.
In addition, Mr. Gautam will also be donating the prize money from his 2018 Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award conferred by the US National Peace Corps Association’s to this girls’ education project through UNICEF, says a statement by UNICEF Nepal on Thursday.
Global Citizen from Gulmi recounts the personal journey of Mr. Gautam. It is an inspiring story of a young boy born in a remote village in the Gulmi District of Nepal where there was no school, road or electricity but who went on to join the highest ranks of the United Nations. RSS