Village Information Center in Benighat
The program is managed by the Cooperative Youth Organization Nepal (COYON)
Respecting the right of information and communication to every individual Cooperative Youth Organization Nepal (COYON) has been able to establish a Village Information Center in Benighat VDC of Dhading District in Nepal with most modern mean of information and communication by complete monetarily support of Nepal Hilfe Aachen, Germany and effort local youths. Having computers with internet, Television, Cassette, CDs, VCDs, Library, meeting hall and other modern facilities, the center is believed to be first information center in the Dhading district and it is believed to benefit some thousands of people from different half dozen VDCs of Dhading and Gorkha district.
The center is open for public as after education and sport minister Pradip Nepal inaugurate it on 10th of August 2007. Minister Nepal quoted that. "This type of information center is important in rural Nepal and it must be able to deliver right information to the public." He also suggested that "The center must focus on wireless technology for education." He promised to help this center in some way only if the youths keep putting their effort towards its betterment.
The Chief District Officer, Dorna Prasad Pokharel says only the organization who bear social responsibility and move towards the betterment of society can sustain. He also told that each and every organization should have responsible in a social matter, equal vision in a political matter and transparent in an economical matter. The Local Development Officer Ganesh Prasad Pandeya quoted that the District Development Committee had already planned to established two information centers in the district but could not success, however he express his happiness to see such kind of information center here and promised to build other center in the different part of the district. He mentions that the youth from other community should learn from COYON.