Change will happen if societies and communities are more cohesive through enhanced form of social capital practices. Volunteerism and activism are forms for promoting united and engaged communities where the concept of ‘altruism’ is strong and vibrant. Nepal boasts a very strong "social" capital with thousands of NGOs and community based organizations. One professionalism in development is definitely one way to promote change, there are many incredible examples of activism through engaged citizens.
Everybody can play a role in making a bit of difference. There are many ways and modalities to turn a community in a better place to live. The space will offer the opportunity to discuss about service and volunteerism, voluntary action at large. We have the strong belief that the these voluntary actions do contribute to create the foundations for a stronger participation that is key to lay the foundation for a real grassroots democracy. Contributors can write about how they engage and mobilize volunteers, they can discuss about how communities can become more self reliant without this meaning that state and local authorities have no responsibilities. Actually voluntary action can be also considered as a powerful campaigning tool to raise the standards of accountability and ensure the delivery of services.