Every year since 2007, Language of Liberty Institute organizes our unique 5-day residential Liberty Camps in developing countries, attracting young people who want to explore and spread classical liberal philosophy, free-market economics, and entrepreneurship, and practice English conversation. In addition to our signature program, we have launched a 2-day non-residential Liberty Workshop this year as a pilot project in Nepal to reach additional young people in their own region who may not have the time or resources to travel and attend a full Liberty Camp. This workshop, like the Liberty Camps, offers students valuable tools to increase their potential and opportunities by applying classical liberal ideas in their own lives. They also improve their skills in discussions, public speaking, and networking.
- Understand better liberalism, entrepreneurship and free-market economics
- Know better the business environment of Nepal
- Expand the liberty network and build project teams in new areas
- Identify potential students for the next Liberty Camp in Nepal (5th one, Sept. 2023)
- Identify potential students for more advanced study in Objectivism and liberal activism
- Promote local partners, their projects, and local pools of talent
”I recently attended the Liberty Workshop in the Karnali region of Nepal, organized by the Language of Liberty Institute in collaboration with Hriti Foundation. The workshop was an incredible enriching experience, and I learned valuable lessons about entrepreneurship and liberalism. Over the course of two days, I gained a deeper understanding of business and personal growth, and the importance of taking responsibility for my own actions.Namuna NeupaneMid-West University School of Law Birendranagar, Surkhet
One of the most impactful moments of the camp was hearing the quote "You are not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes," by John Wesdon. This really resonated with me and reminded me of the importance of taking ownership of my mistakes and learning from them. Overall, the Liberty Workshop was an incredible opportunity for personal and professional development, and I am grateful to have had the chance to attend.
I highly recommend the Language of Liberty Institute and Hriti Foundation's Liberty Workshop to anyone looking to grow as an individual and make a positive impact in the world.
Liberty Workshop Karnali
With the aim of creating liberty movements in faraway places, this year LLI has built a team of young, energetic and enthusiastic leaders and activists from Pokhara, Nepal as a new Language of Liberty Institute Nepal chapter.
The new Nepal team, headed by Bishnu Hari Timilsina (COO of LLI), plans to organize liberty activities in the underdeveloped places of Nepal. Last week (16-17 December), the team traveled to Surkhet, in Karnali Province, to conduct a Liberty Workshop in collaboration with Hriti Foundation (the only free-market / liberal think tank based in Karnali Province). This second workshop follow the team’s initial one in Pokhara in September, held in collaboration with Bastiat Society of Nepal and Pokhara Research Centre. Both workshops are meant to serve as feeder programs for Liberty Camps.
The Karnali workshop took place in the Siddhartha Hotel in Birendranagar (Surkhet), attended by 26 top-notch students who were eager to explore the world of liberty, liberalism, entrepreneurship and the free market. This friendly environment provided a wonderful platform for everyone to share their experiences, knowledge and different stories and to explore their skills and interests. Together, Hriti Foundation and Language of Liberty Institute emphasized the principle of self-ownership and self-government which enhances the sense of the freedom and joy and self-determination for all individuals.
Based on our successful launch in Nepal this year with these two workshops, we plan to expand in 2023 and conduct 10 Liberty Workshops in 6 South Asian countries (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Bhutan, India, Nepal). We have started a campaign to raise $15,000 for this project (approx. $2,500 per workshop). We hope you will support us in this effort.
Session 1: Introduction (Objectives, Workshop, Next Liberty Camp, History)
Session 2: Classical Liberal Theory (summary)
Session 3: Prosperous Karnali
Session 4: Free-Market and Public Sector Vs. Private Sector
Session 1: Entrepreneurship (Liberal Perspective)
Session 2: Prospects of Liberalism in Karnali Province
Session 3: Games related to liberal thoughts and entrepreneurship
Session 4: Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness
Session 5: Hriti Foundation and Spreading Liberal Ideas
Session 6: What’s Next? Closing
What we exactly offered
To the business-minded students: The moral foundation of capitalism and entrepreneurship, so they have the extra confidence and guidance for their efforts, and tools to defend themselves against the altruists /collectivists/looters.
To the philosophically-minded students: An appreciation of the economic relationship / dimension to philosophy; in both areas, humans act to improve their well-being, following the same (often subconscious) guidelines.
To those in the middle: An understanding of the inter-relationship of economics, philosophy, history, politics, and entrepreneurship and the principles that will help them choose and design the best program for their own life.