Imphal hosts 2nd edition of ‘HopeFest’ providing opportunities for displaced youths

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The Imphal Buzz, an organization formed by four like-minded individuals, Swati Thounaojam, Jennifer Wangkhem, Lenin Kshetrimayum, and Bidy-ananda Loukrakpam, has launched the second edition of its ‘HopeFest’ initiative, aiming to provide hope and opportunities for displaced youths taking shelter in relief camps across Manipur. The event is being held at Sappho Beauty & Wellness in Sangaiprou Maning Leikai.

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Following the success of the first edition, which benefited 50 displaced youths, the second edition of ‘HopeFest’ seeks to expand its reach and impact. The initiative aims to provide a platform for these young individuals to showcase their skills and talents, connect with potential employers, and explore avenues for pursuing their desired professions.

Speaking at the event’s inauguration, The RiseUp Foundation Trustee founder Swati Thounaojam highlighted the devastating impact of the ongoing ethnic conflict on the livelihoods and activities of many in the region. She emphasized the importance of providing support and opportunities to displaced youths to help them rebuild their lives and contribute to their communities.

The ‘HopeFest’ event will feature a variety of activities, including workshops, skill development sessions, and career counseling. Displaced youths will also have the opportunity to network with professionals from various fields and explore potential job openings.

The Imphal Buzz, now registered as a trust under ‘The RiseUp Foundation,‘ is committed to empowering displaced youths and fostering their growth and development. The ‘HopeFest’ initiative serves as a testament to the organization’s dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of those affected by conflict and displacement.

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