We have started the new year on a positive stride, continuing visits to new Award Units. This year we plan to grow and expand even more. Focusing on promoting the award to different organization throughout Nepal. The staff of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Nepal met with the students of Xavier International and Kathmandu World School. On January 18 and on January 11, we met with the students of both schools. We provided introductory presentations giving them a background of the program and how it could help them become world ready. This will be a common thread this year; we will try to increase our search for new Award Units and increase frequency of visits to our existing Award Units. We have a national plan set out for 2019 to both increase both the reach and access of the Award in Nepal. We will be focusing on partnering with other NGO/INGO’s and private organizations to not just help us increase the numbers of Award Units throughout Nepal but also to reach groups who otherwise wouldn’t be able to access the Award. For this year we plan to venture outside of Kathmandu and increase our presence in other cities and areas of Nepal.