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Relief for Melamchi, Sindhupalchowk: CREASION in collaboration with other entities initiate immediate flood response

By CREASION
Jun 17, 2021

CREASION in collaboration with Nepal Share, Be Artsy and other anonymous individual donors has initiated a quick relief response mechanism for flood affected communities. With the arrival of monsoon, the incidents of flood and landslides have also increased in many districts of Nepal. Many families have been displaced and ensuring their safety and security is a big challenge right now. Individual and institutional collaboration between the entities has extended assistance to 200 flood affected families. The first dispatch sent tarpaulins, mosquito nets, biscuits and beaten rice, solar lamps, blankets and water purifiers as immediate relief. The collaboration has extended its support for procurement and dispatch of additional relief and safety materials for the affected communities. CREASION has also initiated #FillTheBucket campaign where a donation of Rs. 3000 can be made to sustain one flood affected family with basic safety and daily requirements.

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Oxygen for Nepal kickstarts in Province 2

By CREASION
Jun 07, 2021

To expand support outside Kathmandu, Oxygen for Nepal has officially started its chapter in Province 2. The operation in Province 2 is handled by Ramji Ram, a final year medical student. To initiate the operation, the team members have been conducting a door-to-door survey in various municipalities. The health status of the family members as well as their awareness level about COVID-19 has been recorded. Contact tracing in over 3100 households have also been completed in Province 2. The team also provides medical consultation to households and individuals suffering from general symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, many communities have also been assisted with food rations. The food rations are expected to help them sustain their livelihood during the pandemic.

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CREASION launches Oxygen for Nepal campaign

By CREASION
May 05, 2021

In response to the ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, CREASION in support of various other organizations has launched Oxygen for Nepal campaign. The campaign is a collective effort of COVID Alliance for Nepal- a voluntary initiative of various groups, organizations and individuals. Oxygen for Nepal is currently working to collect funds and channelize them towards procurement and distribution of oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, oxygen generators, COVID-19 safety kit and food ration. Through global fundraising in support of Nepal Rising, Merging Nepsocs, Student Coalition for Nepal, Be Artsy, Animal Nepal, Nepal Share, 100’S Group the campaign successfully kickstarted and as of June has already provided over 200 oxygen cylinders, 3 oxygen concentrators, over 200 food rations to waste workers and differently-abled children and over 650+ PPE sets. In one of the largest civil society and private sector collaborations, Oxygen for Nepal has also placed an order for the procurement of 10 Oxygen Plants. The campaign is ongoing and aims to reach out to more provinces with support to fight against the pandemic. For more details: https://creasion.org/projects/oxygen-for-nepal

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Waste Smart Eco Clubs Established in 4 Schools of Chitwan

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Apr 18, 2021

As part of the Empowering Youth Towards Zero Waste National Park project initiated by CREASION in support of WWF Nepal, four Waste Smart Eco Clubs have been launched in Chitwan. The Waste Smart Eco Clubs established in two schools of Sauraha and two schools of Kasara aim to provide an avenue for students to learn about their environment and take an active part in its conservation. On April 13 2021, the first establishment was done in Shree Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Sauraha. Followed by the encouraging response of teachers and students alike in the first establishment, the second establishment was done in Shree Kadam Aadharbhut Vidhyalaya and Shree Rastriya Aadharbhut Vidhyalaya in Kasara on April 15, 2021. The final establishment was completed on April 16, 2021 in Bachhyauli Madhyamik Vidhyalaya in Sauraha. The attendees were first familiarized with the concept of Waste Smart Eco Club and its aim to help students be active in understanding and conserving the environment and biodiversity. Each club is compromised of 11 members who have their own designated roles and responsibilities. The President heads the club and an Eco-Teacher is designated as the Supervisor to oversee the activities and operation. The President and Supervisor were handed over with badges and officially inducted. The other members were officially made part of the Waste Smart Eco Clubs through an oath-taking ceremony. The club members were also handed over a Waste Smart Kit comprising of a gavel, register, notebooks, gardening kits, thermometer, booklets, sanitisers and wild species cards. The establishment event was attended by other students- Chief Guest, Guest of Honor, Chairperson, Vice Principle and Eco Teacher. The clubs are expected to organize and be part of environment-related activities and advocacy and encourage their peers, community and family to be active parts of conservation.

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CREASION and Coca-Cola assist waste workers with safety amenities and health camp

By CREASION
Apr 11, 2021

CREASION in support of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Bottlers Nepal (Terai) Limited jointly conducted Occupational Safety Training and Health Camp on the occasion of World Health Day 2021. In alignment with the celebration’s theme to ensure a fairer and healthier world, the event was organized for waste workers putting into consideration their vulnerable working conditions. The program included a training session on safety measures during and after work, usage of different safety gear, prevention of occupational accidents at the site, and a session on the use of fire extinguishers and other safety equipment for a safer working condition. Safety gear including protective shoes, caps, jackets, masks, and gloves- were also handed over to the waste workers. In view of the sites’ vulnerability to fire accidents and other hazards, each site was also equipped with fire extinguishers and other safety amenities. The health camp consisted of medical checkups and consultations with the waste workers regarding their health concerns and issues. It was led by Dr Anuj Raj Kandel. One of the other major highlights of the event was the handover of labour contracts for the employees of the baling sites. The contract has been provided to help balers formalize working conditions for the benefit of their employees. The event reached out to 67 waste workers in six different sites of Satungal, Teku, Balkumari, and Jorpati.

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CREASION celebrates Earth Hour 2021

By CREASION
Mar 27, 2021

On the occasion of Earth Hour 2021, CREASION organized a series of activities in Bharatpur, Chitwan with volunteers. The activities were conceptualized in alignment to the vision of Earth Hour to aware more people about the importance of protecting nature. Three interesting activities- Meditation with Nature, Give Back to Nature and a cleanup campaign were the main highlights. Meditation with Nature was facilitated by Ek Raj Silwal and Pratistha Shrestha, Program Manager of CREASION. The session allowed the participants to connect with the five elements of nature and connect well through sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. The session was followed by Give Back to Nature, a plantation activity in the premises of CREASION’S regional office site. A cleanup of the local community was then conducted with VFC volunteers of Kasara. The most encouraging part about this was the integration of the local communities and children. The participants also inspected the waste collected, identified the recyclables and learnt how waste could be used as a valuable resource.

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Hamro Cycle Yatra- #DignityForAll: Honoring the Real #RecyclingHeroes

By CREASION
Mar 22, 2021

On the occasion of Global Recycling Day 2021 on March 18, Recycler Saathi in support of CREASION and The Coca-Cola Foundation and Bottlers Nepal Terai Limited concluded a grand cycle rally in appreciation of sanitation workers. The rally was titled Hamro Cycle Yatra- #DignityForAll and aimed to bring together sanitation workers, government officials and other stakeholders of waste management to celebrate the contributions of sanitation workers and provide them encouragement. The rally was organized in Bharatpur, Chitwan and attended by more than 300 participants which comprised of sanitation workers, volunteers, organisation representatives and government officials. Renu Dahal, Mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City formally started the cycle rally from Chaubiskoti. A rally of cyclists proceeded with slogans and banners depicting the importance of sanitation workers for the environment and demanding equal rights and respect. Hamro Cycle Yatra moved through Belchowk and ended in Recycler Saathi unit in Shivaghat, Bharatpur-4, Chitwan. Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION, Mr. Bikram KC, representative of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Bottlers Nepal Terai Limited along with other representatives of partner organisations and local wards also graced the occasion and provided support to sanitation workers. Partners for the event included Chitwan Scrap Association, Better Chitwan, Way Group, Ek Sapana Cycle ra Safa Nepalko, Nepal Development Society, CESS, Hamro Drishti Ramro Drishti, Real Madrid Fan Club Chitwan, and Ex Gurkha Services. The event was a grand success, created much needed momentum for the vital role of sanitation workers and encouraged all of us to appreciate the daily sacrifices and contributions of the true #RecyclingHeroes, sanitation workers.

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How #Green Are You? online contest successfully concludes

By Sushmita Karki
Mar 05, 2021

CREASION organized an online photo contest, ‘How #GREEN Are You?’, based on the theme of sustainable living where participants were encouraged to showcase on how are they incorporating sustainable practices in their daily lives. Initiated on 24th February 2021, the contest aimed to motivate people towards a conscious and better living. The contest successfully accumulated a total of 20 entries that covered different areas of sustainability over a period of 4 weeks. CREASION collaborated with Kathmandu Organics, Leklekk: The Green Wave, and Canaveda Institute Nepal to create an eco-friendly gift hamper for the winning entry. A judging panel was created for winner selection that comprised of Founders of respective companies along with CREASION’s Program Manager. CREASION witnessed remarkable entries that touched different spectrums and levels of sustainability like reusing, recycling, upcycling that addresses issues like waste management, single-use plastic, natural resource scarcity, air pollution, deforestation and much more. Under this initiative, Recycler Saathi also organized a webinar with speakers from contest’s judging panel that explored the concept of sustainability through different lenses; individual, household, communal, and organizational. In coordination with the judging panel, Subekchya Bastakoti, was selected as the contest’s winner. The winning entry represented diverse areas of sustainable practices; minimalistic lifestyle, reusing, recycling, restoring green space, and utilizing resources available at hand.

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