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About us

Moved by God’s unconditional love for the hurt, misled and lost young people of Nepal, Joshua Limbu started what is now known as Arise and Shine (previously DMYC). It was started in an unfinished room with just a few neighborhood kids, helping them in their English lessons on alternate days in the beginning of 2009. Now annually about 1000 young people and their families are benefitted by the varieties of youth services provided by Arise and Shine.
Arise and Shine is an initiative to address the prevailing spiritual, social, and economic needs among Nepali youth within the Lalitpur district of Kathmandu Valley. ANS responds to the problems of prevailing negative environment of bullying, unhealthy relationships, substance abuse, petty crimes, disinterest in school studies, to name a few, of the young people. ANS addresses these problems of young people by operating a Youth Centre that is safe, loving, and informal where they wish to come regularly to spend their free times by playing games, music, meeting friends, reading books etc. ANS also engages young people in activities that develop their skills that shapes and empowers them for their better career opportunities.
  To operate a Youth centre that provides a gathering place and a set of programs that attracts youth to keep them safe as well as develop them for better career opportunities.
A safe, healthy and a peaceful community where all young people have a hope of a better future
  1. Engage an emerging generation of potential leaders early, helping them to gain both life skills and confidence
  2. Students at risk will pass their important 10th and 12th grade exams providing them better opportunity in their careers
  3. Through ANS' increased capacity and programs, youth and their families experience fullness of life, equipped with tools to be successful as they mature and join the workforce
  4. Develop young people into values who become leaders of transformation in various sections of society
  5. Develop youth centers for youth development programs in Nepal
  1. Compassion
    We are driven by compassion for young people who are hurt, misled and lost
  2. Integrity
    We are transparent and responsible in all that we do
  3. Humility
    We learn from each other, respect and serve everyone
  4. Creativity
    We seek, and are open to adapt to new ideas and approaches, so that we are effective to fulfill ANS purposes
  5. Team work
    We recognize each individual's gift, fan to flame it and make it a combined-effort to accomplish ANS purposes
  6. Stewardship
    We believe everything that we have are given to us with a trust and we are committed to make the best use of them fulfilling ANS purposes
  7. Excellence
    Whatever we do, we do it skillfully and with all our hearts as if we were serving a divine purposes

Our Impact Stories

Aakash Sunuwar

“I will go back to school, I want to make something of…

Pramila Sunuwar

Pramila had lost all her hope of going back to school again.…

Kabin Sunuwar

"If ASYC were not here, I can't tell you what wrong things…

Dinesh Shrestha

‘‘Attending CST sessions has been very helpful for me. It has become…

Samir Rai

‘‘I was aimless, had poor relationship with parents, I was misguided and…

Arina Silwal

‘After attending CST sessions at ANS, I have become a good listener…

Aasha Thapa Magar

“The facilitation training in Arise and Shine was very productive. For me…

Samuel S. Rai

“To be honest, I have never liked and played basketball in my…

Lanuma Limbu

" Namaste my name is Lanuma Limbu and I am a teenager…

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    Youth Centre Opening Times

    Monday to Friday 3:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M 2:00 P.M to 6:00 P.M
    Saturday 1:45 P.M to 6:00 P.M 1:45 P.M to 6:00 P.M