Samjhana (Youth Research Board)

Namaste, I am Samjhana Balami, I am 23, and I am from Nepal. 

 My country Nepal is beautiful, and full of natural beauties, hills, mountains, religion, culture, various costumes, and ethnicities. 

 Currently in Nepal, there is an increase in the trend of most of the youths going abroad for study, work, and in search of better opportunities. And I think the reason behind this tendency is compounded by the compulsion or desire for a better life, as well as the lack of good opportunities to work within the country, and being a young person, this issue has been a keen concern for me. 

 So from Changing The Story, I want to learn how to create a positive impact and raise awareness regarding such issues with the limited available resources within the community. 

I participated in the research project ‘Examining the interpretations of civic national values made by young people in Nepal’, in which we visited schools of urban and rural areas and collected data using various methods of art. Since 2015, I have worked for Galli Galli, a non-profit organisation, first as an intern, and now as a research assistant.

Image captures Samjhana’s participation on the Public Untruth panel. Inside out & Outside in, June 2021, Photo Majlinda Hoxha


Resource Archive

Search or browse the resource archive for films, reports, toolkits and other resources produced by the Changing the Story and its commissioned projects. Items written by Samjhana Balami are listed below:

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Meet SamjhanaMeet Samjhana, a Changing the Story Youth Research Board member from Kathmandu, Nepal.Samjhana Balami, , , nepal changemakers youth-research-board locationfilm language-nepali
Does the education system equip us for our future?Creative Education Corner is a group within the Changing the Story Youth Research Board comprised of Samjhana, Arlinda, and Taahirah who are interested in arts-based methods and specifically the question …Arlinda, Samjhana Balami, Taahirah Hoosain, , youth-research-boardformat-zine subject-participatory-arts youth
Creative Education Corner Campaign: Does the Education System Equip us for our Future?This is a short animation created by Samjhana Balami (a member of the Changing the Story Youth Education Board), introducing Creative Education Corner, a collective of three members of the …Samjhana Balami, , , , , nepal changemakers youth-research-board locationfilm language-english sdg-4-education sdg-8-work
Examining the Interpretation of Civic National Values made by young people in NepalBlog (2019/10/01) Examining the Interpretation of Civic National Values made by young people in NepalSamjhana Balami, , , , , kenya nepal phase2 changemakers locationblog language-english youth
Examining the Interpretations of Civic National Values made by young people in Nepal: A youth perspectiveBlog (2019/10/01) Examining the Interpretations of Civic National Values made by young people in Nepal: A youth perspectiveSamjhana Balami, , , , , kenya nepal phase2 changemakers locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Youth Research Board final reflectionsThe Youth Research Board are fundamental to Changing the Story. Their contribution to the project is remarkable, therefore it is only right that they get to say a few final …Antonia Bello, Arlinda, David Espitia, Eric Ngabonziza, Jayden, Jesús Campos, Leonard, Rovithono, Samjhana Balami, Taahirah Hoosain, Trina Hoti, , , , youth-research-boardarticle language-english language-spanish subject-participatory-arts youth