Through years of experience, CREASION has established itself as one of the pioneering not-for-profit organization in the environment and disaster management sector. Our projects are specifically tailored to approach development through innovative, multispectral lens and puts sustainability at its core. We equally value the environment and the community that lives within and have always led our course of actions in ways that benefit through equal engagement of children, youth and women.
The massive Earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015 allowed us to truly work in the grassroot level and foster the spirit of volunteerism by engaging and empowering the youth who were already in our network since our inception in 2005. Ever since, CREASION has always been at the front line of any disaster and extended its support by taking a communal approach during the 2017 Nepal Flood, 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, thhe ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 and the recent Flood Disaster.
We are currently tackling the critical health crisis of Nepal through our Oxygen for Nepal campaign, a collaborative initiative that focuses on provision of oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, setting up oxygen generators, safety gears and food rations to the needy with our #FeedTheWorkers initiative. We have provided over 200 oxygen cylinders, 3 oxygen concentrators, 650+ safety gear, distributed food rations to 700 waste workers and differently-abled children and procured 10 oxygen generators in support of the largest civil-society and private sector collaboration. Currently, we are also engaged in relief material distribution in partnership with different organisations for the flood-hit regions such as Sindhupalchowk and Lamjung with our #RoadToRelief initiative.
Our efforts are still expanding through individual chapters in each province.
We engage youth and harness their passion to bring sustainable change to the community.
We care for the environment and promote recycling as a way to sustainability.
We direct the interest of young children towards environment conservation and protection
We focus on promoting preparedness and facilitating sustainable solutions for any disaster.
In 2005 CREASION was established as a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with the vision of implementing compassion- based development. It was started after recognizing the need for a balanced outlook in development-based projects that integrates the spirit of volunteerism, sustainability, research and collective partnerships.
CREASION started through the collaborative effort of a group of friends to fill the gap that existed in the development sector. Mr. Aanand Mishra currently leads the organisation as the Founder and President. However, to complement and enhance his ideas we have a very strong board backing the organisation from the beginning.
Currently, we have a strong team of sixteen members overseeing and working for different projects who don’t compromise on the ethics and values of the organization. Besides, volunteers are also the greatest asset of the organization who have contributed their passion, enthusiasm, time and ideas to leverage the vision of the organization and materialize it for the betterment of our intended beneficiaries and projects.
CREASION extends its work in five different areas. They are Environment, Disaster, Women, Youth and Children. There are different projects that cater to these thematic areas.
The different projects that cater to the specific areas are- Volunteer for Change (VFC), Women for Change (WFC), Waste Smart School, Recycler Saathi, and Emergency Disaster Response (EDR). While Recycler Saathi works for the environment and Emergency Disaster Response (EDR) looks after emergency disaster-related responses, the other three programs cater to the empowerment of children, youth and women. Volunteer for Change engages youth, Women for Change works for women and Waste Smart School educates and aware children.
The projects were introduced over the years as per the necessity of the situation. CREASION initially started with Volunteer for Change as a means to engage youth in the process of community- level development. However, the earthquake of 2015 and the consequences that followed led to the start of Emergency Disaster Response (EDR). Rebuild for Change through EDR continued its work in the 2017 flood as well and is activated whenever disaster hits the country. Women for Change was established in 2017 recognizing the importance of economic independence for women.
Recycler Saathi and Waste Smart School were introduced in 2019 with focus on environment and children. The recent COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on waste workers prompted the start of Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project in 2020.
Oxygen for Nepal is a recent campaign introduced in 2021 in response to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Through this campaign, we provide essential medical services and equipment to patients and hospitals to fight the virus.
Most of our projects run in collaboration and partnership with different stakeholders such as the government, corporations, schools, colleges and local communities. We love to connect with new institutions and build ideas for better activities and their impacts.
In support of the team, Ramji Ram has been conducting door-to-door survey and contract tracing of the corona virus. He has also been leading the food distribution in the region and helping communities sustain themselves during the pandemic and take safety measures against COVID-19.
The teaser makes an attempt to portray the lives, hardships and sacrifices of waste workers, the impact they had to face due to COVID-19 and the help provided through the Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project.
Waste workers are at great risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is everybody's responsibility to ensure that waste workers are safe from any safety threats. This awareness video aims to serve as a reminder for individuals, organisations as well as waste workers to work towards maintaining safe waste management.
When the impacts of COVID-19 hit worldwide, our team diligently stood at the forefront and provided assistance to waste workers. Here’s how Pratistha Shrestha stood at the frontline providing relief and helping waste workers who were the frontrunners in fighting the virus.
As the Project Lead, Sujata Koirala had important responsibilities to fulfil. Despite the already existing risk of the virus and her important role in the team, she took any challenges that came into her way, stood at the frontline and dutifully completed her responsibilities.
With risks of the virus surrounding the team as well as the waste workers, Dr Khanal made sure everybody took precautionary steps and followed preventive measures. His dedication to ensuring his responsibility was exemplary and inspiring.
The experiences of everybody in the field was emotional and fulfilling. The opportunity to ease the lives of waste workers inspired the team. Here’s what Avipsha Rayamajhi has to say about her experience with WWERP and how it inspired her.