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Safety Support to Waste Workers

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Dec 20, 2020

CREASION initiated Safety Support to Waste Workers through the assistance of the World Bank Nepal. The project was initiated in response to the pandemic and its impact on waste workers and their safety. Through the project, waste workers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Chitwan were provided with safety gear, medical consultation and awareness. Safety Support to Waste Workers reached out to 75 waste workers in total. 24 waste workers in Kathmandu and Lalitpur and 51 waste workers of Nagarban and Milanchowk, Chitwan were the project’s beneficiaries. They were provided with safety gear such as masks, gloves, shoes and safety suits and medical consultation by Dr. Subash Basnet. The distribution in Chitwan was carried out in the facilitation of Better Chitwan, a voluntary youth group.

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International Volunteer Day 2020 celebrations concluded

By CREASION
Dec 06, 2020

CREASION in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Youth Council, United Nations Nepal and more than twenty-five youth organizations celebrated International Volunteer Day 2020 on December 5. The main day event featured a virtual program with special addresses from respected representatives, the announcement of Top 5 winners of the National Volunteering Award and encouraging speeches from volunteers. The days leading up to the main day program were filled with social media celebrations led by CREASION. Volunteer spotlights featuring action-oriented and compassionate volunteers from around Nepal were appreciated virtually. Further, National Volunteering Award 2020 was also organized to honour Top five volunteers from different fields who had been making efforts to help their community. The Top 5 volunteers were provided with Rs. 30,000 cash prize.

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Kamal BK declared winner of Tree of the Year Nepal 2020

By CREASION
Oct 08, 2020

The 4th edition of Tree of the Year Nepal 2020 was successfully concluded on October 7, 2020. The ongoing pandemic led to the change in modality of the event and from the submissions, judgment to the declaration of the winners were all done virtually. This year, the event was done in collaboration with United Nations Volunteer (UNV) Nepal. The contest was announced on August 19 on the occasion of World Photography Day. Participants were required to submit a picture of a tree with special significance and describe its importance. This year the virtual event received an overwhelming number of 200+ entries from applicants from all over Nepal. Like previous years, Nisha Adhikari was the Goodwill Ambassador and Judge of the contest. Other esteemed judges included Chudamani Joshi, Landscape Ecologist and Special Advisor to the Embassy of Finland; Moon Gurung, Country Coordinator of UNV, Ranjit Acharya, CEO of Prisma Advertising and Bikash Karki; Photojournalist. The judges mutually decided on the image and story submitted by Kamal BK as the winner. Saira Khadka and Barsha Thapa Magar were selected as the second and third winner whereas Shiva Prasad Paudel’s entry was declared in the Special Mentions category. The winners were awarded cash prizes and certificates. Along with that, their entries will also be submitted to Asian Tree of the Year- a continent- wide contest.

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WWERP Distribution successfully concluded in Bharatpur in the presence of the Deputy Mayor

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Jun 26, 2020

As part of our Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project, our distribution has been continuing in Chitwan. In regards to this, the team successfully conducted another distribution for the waste workers of Bharatpur on 26th June, 2020. 27 waste workers were provided with safety gear. Not just distribution, but awareness sessions were also given to the waste workers. Basic hygiene practices such as how to properly wash hands, use, and remove masks and gloves along with a demonstration on the use and removal of the protective jumpsuits were provided by our medical officer. The program was conducted in the presence of the Deputy Mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Parbati Shah Thakuri. The Senior Engineer of Environment Division, Birat Ghimire along with the Junior Officer of the Environment Division, Januka KC were also present for the distribution. We would like to thank everybody for their encouraging participation and the team for concluding the distribution successfully.

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WASTE WORKERS STATIONED IN HOSPITALS PROVIDED WITH SAFETY GEARS

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Jun 26, 2020

As part of the Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project, 28 waste workers stationed in two different hospitals were provided with safety gears along with awareness sessions by our medical officer. The waste workers stationed to manage waste of Bakulahar Ratnanagar Hospital and Bharatpur Hospital, Chitwan were a part of the distribution and awareness sessions. 8 waste workers of Bakulahar Ratnanagar Hospital and 28 waste workers of Bharatpur Hospital of Chitwan were provided with safety gears. It was handed over to the doctors of the respective hospitals for further provision to the waste workers. Besides distribution, the team also conducted awareness sessions in the leadership of our Medical Officer. The awareness session and training covered the use and removal of safety gears such as masks, gloves and protective jumpsuits, proper hygiene and most importantly waste management of hospitals. This was a small effort in part of CREASION and WWERP to recognize and acknowledge the contribution of waste workers who are actively and constantly working especially in hospitals to manage medical waste despite the risk involved.

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62 WASTE WORKERS OF GREEN CITY WASTE MANAGEMENT PROVIDED WITH RELIEF

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Jun 25, 2020

In continuation of the Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project, 62 waste workers were provided with assistance in Green City Waste Management Office, Bharatpur on 25th June 2020. The distribution was conducted in the facilitation of Green City Waste Management. 52 waste workers were provided with ration materials whereas 10 of them were provided with safety gear. In addition, awareness sessions, medical consultations, and demonstrations on the use and removal of safety gear including protective jumpsuits, masks, and gloves were also given to them. Representative from Bottlers Nepal Limited: Coca- Cola Nepal, Bikram KC, and representative from Green City Waste Management, Shyam Shrestha were present for the distribution.

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Day 2 in Chitwan succesfully concludes

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Jun 25, 2020

For the second distribution in Chitwan of the Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project, we reached out to 84 waste workers in five different sites. Out of the 84 waste workers, 71 were provided with ration materials, and 13 were provided with safety gear. The distribution in Ratnanagar was conducted in the presence of Mr. Narayan Ban, the Mayor of Ratnanagar Municipality. Bikram KC from Bottlers Nepal Limited: Coca-Cola Nepal was also present for the distribution. Along with distribution of ration materials, awareness sessions as well as medical consultation was also conducted by the team.

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WWERP PROVIDES ASSISTANCE TO WASTE WORKERS OF KAWADI BYAWASAYA SANGH

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Jun 25, 2020

The distribution in Chitwan ended on June 25, 2020 in Bharatpur. The distribution was conducted in the facilitation of Kawadi Byabasai Sangh for 163 waste workers. They were provided with ration materials including awareness sessions and medical consultations by our medical officer. Awareness sessions on the proper use and removal of masks and gloves, hand washing technique as well as basic information on the virus outbreak and the dos and dont's were also provided to the sanitation workers. The women beneficiaries who were provided with reusable sanitary pads were also taught the use of it. With this distribution, we officially concluded Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project Phase II in Chitwan. Appreciation to the team for successfully concluding the distribution

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Phase II of WWERP starts in Chitwan

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Jun 24, 2020

Phase II of the Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project (WWERP) has officially started in Chitwan from June 24, 2020. For the first day of distribution, the program was carried out in three distribution sites. A total of 117 waste workers were reached out on the first day. Out of the 117 total waste workers, 89 were provided with ration materials, and 28 were provided with safety gear. The distribution was accompanied by awareness sessions by our medical officer to the waste workers. Along with basic hygiene practices, they were given demonstrations on the proper use and removal of safety gear.  The project will continue in Chitwan for some more days and more beneficiaries will be impacted through the project. 

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Monitoring of WWERP starts in full swing

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Jun 19, 2020

Phase I of Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project (WWERP) successfully concluded in Kathmandu on June 10, 2020. WWERP was initially started with the aim of enhancing the lives of waste workers in the wake of COVID-19 and the lockdown. Although the initial part of the project i.e. distribution of relief and awareness sessions have come to an end, the project’s long-term goal to bring change in the lives of waste workers is still ongoing.  In regard to this, the team has started conducting monitoring sessions at various project sites.   In the monitoring sessions, the team has been consulting with the beneficiaries who received relief materials as part of WWERP project. The beneficiaries have been questioned about the quality of the ration received as well as the usability of the safety gears and awareness sessions. For the first monitoring session on June 16, 2020, waste workers of Kirtipur who received relief materials in facilitation of Blue Waste to Value as part of the WWERP Project a few weeks back were consulted. For the second monitoring session on June 18, 2020, waste workers of Satungal, Singhadurbar,Dhalku, and Balkhu were consulted. The team had a thorough feedback session with the beneficiaries and it was very encouraging to receive their positive responses. They were particularly thankful for the awareness sessions and medical materials provided to them. The women beneficiaries had made use of the dignity kit that included reusable sanitary pads and were positive about its usefulness. We have also noted their constructive feedback and will work on it to strengthen our support to them. The monitoring sessions for beneficiaries of other sites is still in continuation.

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Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project Day 16

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Jun 10, 2020

The 16th distribution of WWERP was concluded in Lalitpur on June 10, 2020 for 60 waste workers. The distribution was conducted in the facilitation of the local government and took place in the presence of the Deputy Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC), Gita Satyal. The Founder and President of CREASION, Aanand Mishra, Goodwill Ambassador of CREASION and acclaimed Nepali Actor, Dayahang Rai and the Board Member of CREASION, Aruna Karki were also present for the distribution. All the waste workers were provided with ration materials along with awareness sessions on proper hygiene by the team.   

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Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project Day 14

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Jun 09, 2020

The fourteenth distribution of the Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project was successfully concluded on 8th June, 2020 for 45 waste workers in three different sites. The first distribution was conducted for waste workers of Bhaktapur. Four waste workers were provided with ration materials and three were provided with safety gears. It was conducted for the waste workers in Recycler Saathi’s network. The second distribution was conducted in Teku, Kathmandu for 11 waste workers who were provided with safety gears. For the third distribution in Dhalku, 27 waste workers were reached out with ration materials. It was conducted in the facilitation of Blue Waste to Value (BW2V) Along with the distributions, they were also provided with awareness sessions and demonstrations on the right use and removal of the protective jumpsuits.

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Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project Day 15

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Jun 09, 2020

Day 15 of the Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project successfully concluded on 9th June 2020 at three different sites. The first distribution was conducted in Shankarapur for 23 waste workers in the facilitation of Blue Waste to Value. 13 waste workers received ration packages and 10 waste workers were provided with safety gear. Similarly, for the second distribution at Karyabinayak, Lalitpur, 22 waste workers were reached out with assistance in the facilitation of Doko Recyclers. 11 waste workers received ration packages and the other 11 received safety gears. The Founder and President of CREASION, Aanand Mishra and representatives from Bottlers Nepal Limited: Coca- Cola Nepal, Irina Karki Gurung, and Romita Lamichhane along with representatives from Doko Recyclers and Bio Comp were present for the distribution. The last distribution of the day concluded in Chabahil for 23 waste workers in the facilitation of the Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI). 18 waste workers were provided with ration and 5 with safety gear. The distributions were also accompanied by awareness sessions and demonstrations on the use and removal of safety gear. Thank you for your encouraging participation everybody. The project in support of The Coca- Cola Foundation aims to reach out to more waste workers in the coming days.

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Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project Day 13

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Jun 05, 2020

On the occasion of World Environment Day 2020 on 5th June, the 13th distribution of the Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project for 50 waste workers of Lalitpur Metropolitan City was conducted. They were provided with safety gears and awareness. The presence of the Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Mr. Chiri Babu Maharjan for the handing over of the safety gear was very encouraging. The Founder and President of CREASION Aanand Mishra, Goodwill Ambassador of CREASION, Dayahang Rai, and representatives from Bottlers Nepal Limited, Irina Karki Gurung and Romita Lamichhane also attended the distribution.

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Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project Day 12

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Jun 03, 2020

The 12th distribution of the Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project concluded on 3rd June, 2020 where 28 waste workers were provided with ration materials. The distribution was conducted in the facilitation of Himalayan Climate Initiative. The beneficiaries were also provided with awareness and medical consultation.Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project initiated by CREASION and in support of The Coca-Cola Foundation is in continuous progress and aims to reach out to more waste workers with assistance to ease their livelihood.

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Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project Day 10

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Jun 01, 2020

The tenth distribution of Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project was successfully conducted in Teku on 1st June, 2020. The project reached out to a total of 77 waste workers. They were provided with the standard ration packages, medicines, awareness materials and protective jumpsuits. 72 waste workers were provided with ration materials and 5 waste workers were provided with protective jumpsuits. The waste workers were also given a brief demonstration on the proper handwashing technique, use and removal of gloves and masks, reusable sanitary pads, protective jumpsuits as well as information about the use of medicines. The distribution was conducted for the waste workers of Recycler Saathi.

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Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project Day 11

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Jun 01, 2020

Through the eleventh distribution of Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project on June 2nd, 2020, 132 waste workers were reached out in five different sites. 10 waste workers of Koteshwor, 6 of Sanepa, 3 of Balkumari, 34 of Jorpati, and 70 of Satungal were provided with ration materials. Similarly, 4 waste workers of Sanepa, and 5 of Satungal were provided with safety gears. The waste workers were also provided with a brief demonstration of good hygiene and wear and removal of the protective jumpsuits. The distribution was conducted for the waste workers in Recycler Saathi’s network. Mr. Aanand Mishra, the Founder and President of CREASION was also present for the distribution. The Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project initiated by CREASION and supported by The Coca- Cola Foundation is still in progress and aims to reach out to more waste workers with assistance.

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Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project Day 8

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
May 29, 2020

The eighth distribution of the Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project was successfully conducted in Baniyataar. The project reached out to a total of 20 waste workers. They were provided with the standard ration packages, medicines, and awareness materials. The waste workers were also given a brief demonstration on the proper handwashing technique, use, and removal of gloves and masks, reusable sanitary pads as well as information about the use of medicines. The distribution was conducted in the facilitation of our partner, Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI). 65 ration packages were also handed over to Sumeera Shrestha of Women for Human Rights (WHR) which would be distributed to the waste workers in the facilitation of WHR.

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Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project Day 9

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
May 29, 2020

The ninth distribution of Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project was successfully conducted in three different sites. The project reached out to a total of 140 waste workers. They were provided with the standard ration packages, medicines, awareness materials and protective jumpsuits. The waste workers were also given a brief demonstration on the proper handwashing technique, use and removal of gloves and masks, reusable sanitary pads, protective jumpsuits as well as information about the use of medicines. The first distribution was conducted in Radhe Radhe, Bhaktapur for 50 waste workers. 21 ration materials and 69 safety gears were provided to the waste workers. For the second distribution at Lalitpur, 98 waste workers were reached out with protective jumpsuits, ration packages and awareness materials. 37 waste workers were given ration materials whereas 61 were provided with safety gears. 17 safety gears for waste workers of Swayambhu and 23 safety gears for waste workers of Maharjgunj were also handed over. The distribution was conducted in the facilitation of our partner, Nepsemyak.

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Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project Day 7

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
May 27, 2020

The seventh distribution of the Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project was successfully conducted in three different sites. We reached a total of 154 waste workers who were provided with ration packages along with protective jumpsuits and medicines. The distributions in all three sites were conducted in the facilitation of Blue Waste 2 Value. The first distribution was conducted in Kirtipur for 112 waste workers. Among the 112 waste workers, 80 were provided with ration materials and 32 with protective jumpsuits. For the second distribution in Durbarmarg, 23 waste workers were reached out with ration materials and protective jumpsuit. 10 waste workers were provided with ration whereas 13 were provided with protective jumpsuits. For the final distribution of the day at Ratopul, 19 waste workers were provided with ration materials. Along with the distribution, awareness was provided to all the waste workers on proper hand washing, use and removal of gloves and masks and reusable sanitary pads. The medical officer also demonstrated the recipients of the protective jumpsuits on the right way to wear and remove it. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Blue Waste 2 Value, Nabin Maharjan expressed his gratitude to CREASION and The Coca-Cola Foundation on acknowledging the contribution of the waste workers and providing them with assistance during this time of the pandemic. The Founder and President of CREASION, Aanand Mishra was also present for the distribution. The project is still in continuation and aims to reach to a total of 3200 waste workers and ease their livelihood.

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Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project Day 6

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
May 26, 2020

On May 26, 2020, CREASION in support of The Coca-Cola Foundation reached out to 157 waste workers in Bhaktapur and Kathmandu through the Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project. The distribution consisted of ration package enough for waste workers and their families with an average size of five for one month, information and awareness materials, medicines and other safety gear such as masks, gloves along with Protective Jumpsuits. The first distribution was conducted in Bhaktapur in the facilitation of Doko Recyclers where 16 waste workers were provided with ration materials and 11 were provided with protective jumpsuits. The second distribution of the day was conducted in Bhaktapur under the facilitation of the local government where 30 waste workers were provided with protective jumpsuits.   The last distribution of the day was conducted in Rastriya Sabha Griha in the presence of the Mayor of Kathmandu, Mr. Bidhya Sundar Shakya, Founder and President of CREASION, Mr. Aanand Mishra and representatives from Bottlers Nepal Limited: Coca-Cola Nepal. Protective jumpsuits including medical materials for 100 waste workers were handed over in their presence. This distribution was conducted in the facilitation of the local government as well. The distribution was accompanied by awareness session by our medical officer including a thorough demonstration on the use and removal of the protective jumpsuit. The sixth distribution in all the sites was very fulfilling for the entire team since the beneficiaries expressed their sincere gratitude for the assistance.

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Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project Day 5

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
May 25, 2020

For our fifth distribution, we reached out to 147 waste workers at four different sites. This distribution was very eventful for the project because we not only provided ration materials, awareness, and medicines but also protective jumpsuits to our waste workers. The distribution in all four sites was facilitated by Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI). The first distribution of the day was conducted in Budhanilkantha for three waste workers and their families. The were provided with ration materials. For the second distribution at another site in Budhanilkantha, 26 waste workers were provided assistance in the form of safety gears and ration materials. 19 waste workers were provided with ration materials whereas 7 waste workers were provided with protective jumpsuits. The third distribution of the day was conducted in Bhaktapur for 63 waste workers. 33 waste workers were provided with ration materials whereas 30 waste workers were provided with protective jumpsuit. The final distribution of the day was conducted in Swayambhu for 55 waste workers where 24 were provided with ration materials and 31 were provided with safety gears. The beneficiaries were delighted to have provided with assistance in the form of ration materials, awareness as well as protective jumpsuits. One of the waste workers expressed his gratitude to the project for helping ease their lives at a time of crisis.  

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Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project Day 4

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
May 22, 2020

Day 4 of Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project successfully concluded in three sites on 22nd May, 2020. We reached out to a total of 92 waste workers in Chabahil, Anamnagar, and Swayambhu. The distribution was conducted in the facilitation of Nepsemyak Sewa Pvt. Ltd. that manages 40% waste workers of Kathmandu Valley. The first event was held in Chabahil where 33 waste workers were provided with relief materials, awareness sessions, and medical consultations. The second event was held in Ananmnagar for 11 waste workers followed by 48 waste workers in Swayambhu. The Founder and President of CREASION, Mr. Aanand Mishra’s presence in the distribution was very encouraging. The Managing Director of Nepsemyak also attended the distribution and expressed his appreciation and gratitude to CREASION and The Coca-Cola Foundation for helping the waste workers in their network at this time of crisis. The Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project initiated by CREASION and supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation will continue its strive to help waste workers during this crucial time through further distribution and programs in the coming week.

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Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
May 21, 2020

The current scenario is an extremely pressing crisis with a global pandemic looming around us, emergency health crisis, and a tight lockdown that has made everybody’s lives upside down. Still, waste workers- who are involved in one of the most dangerous occupations that involve greater health risks- have continued their work despite the threat of the virus. We acknowledge the contribution of waste workers from a macro to micro level- from a single household to the entire environment. Their plight to juggle underpaid and undermined work with the prevalent global health crisis is closely felt by us. In support of The Coca- Cola Foundation, CREASION Nepal has initiated The Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project to support the livelihood of our unsung heroes in any way that we can. The means to support the waste workers are ration packages that consist of 20 kg rice, lentils, salt and other non- perishable food items, hygiene materials such as soaps, reusable sanitary pads, general medicines and awareness posters. Before handing over the packages, the waste workers are thoroughly briefed about hygienic practices such as hand washing, use and disposal of masks, gloves, and reusable sanitary pads. The first distribution program was carried out successfully on May 15th, 2020 for 150 waste workers. The women beneficiaries consisted of single mothers and women with HIV that were connected to us through Women for Human Rights (WHR). The second distribution program successfully concluded on May 19, 2020 for 100 women sanitation workers. We received positive feedback from all of our beneficiaries. They were particularly delighted by the awareness session on general hygiene. One of the women beneficiaries who has been working in the waste sector for three years provided an extremely appreciative response to the relief and was thankful to have received help and awareness at times of crisis. The attendance of representatives from The Bottlers Nepal in the events until now has been very encouraging to us. Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION was also present for the distribution. The project aims to reach out to a greater number of waste workers around Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan and Eastern Nepal and help them ease their lives. 

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60 Waste Workers in Bhaktapur Provided with Relief

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
May 21, 2020

The third distribution of the Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project was successfully conducted on May 21, 2020 at Bhaktapur. 60 waste workers were provided with ration materials, general awareness sessions and medicine packages. The event was conducted in the facilitation of Women for Human Rights (WHR). Before the distribution, the waste workers were provided with awareness on general hygiene, use and disposal of gloves, masks, reusable pads for women and also about the use of the medicines provided to them such as paracetamol, jeevanjal and so on. The waste workers expressed keen interest in understanding the right way to use their protective gears and practice the right hand washing technique. The awareness session proved to be effective in inculcating hygienic practices to them. The awareness session was followed by relief packages and medicine distribution. The activities were conducted under the Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project that is initiated by CREASION and supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation. The project is an initiative to ease the lives of waste workers who are in the front line during the COVID-19 crisis and at great risk due to the nature of their occupation. The distribution and further program is set to be conducted for other waste workers as well in the coming weeks.

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Leadership and Public Speaking Workshop at 5 Colleges of Kathmandu

By Kusumsheela Bhatta
Mar 17, 2020

Concerning the need of Leadership and Public Speaking traits for undergraduate students, a one day workshop was organized in 5 colleges of Kathmandu- K and K College, Navodit College, Santowna College, Triton College and Times College from 2nd to 18th March 2020. The sessions were led by Actor, Model and VJ, Ms.Nisha Adhikari in 3 Colleges and by Leadership Trainer and Miss Nepal Earth 2018, Ms. Priya Sigdel in 2 colleges of Kathmandu.Each session lasted from 2 to 3 hours incorporating brief introduction of CREASION and VFC, workshop given by our main speakers, along with fun and interactive activities and quizes. At the end of the event, 270 participants benefited from our structured activities. The participants were able to learn the basic leadership skills and traits as well as the tips for public speaking which will be beneficial in their future, academic and professional pursuits. The participants were also able to attain a direction for their career development by listening to the experiences of individuals from our leadership trainers.

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Experiential Learning successfully conducted at Kakani from 7 to 8 March

By Kusumsheela Bhatta
Mar 07, 2020

A two days one night event of Experiential Learning has been successfully completed from 7 to 8 March at Kakani with a total of 27 Participants. The event mainly focused on team building and leadership skills through fun and interactive games, promotion of mindfulness, active listening, adventure sports and self-reflection. The event was conducted in partnership with Sherpa Khangri Outdoor Private Limited.  The participants got a chance of networking with new people as they were from diverse backgrounds and field. A sense of mindfulness and relaxation along with a feeling of connectivity to the nature was experienced by the participants. The games promoted leadership and team building skills as well as the importance of active listening. Activities like wall climbing and camp building promoted the importance of physical activities and exercises in the life of learners for their overall health and well-being. The participants had to survive in the wilderness with minimal resources which will later aid them in the conditions like disaster or emergency situations. 

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Recycler Saathi Multistakeholder Coordination Meeting successfully concludes

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Feb 14, 2020

On 14 February, 2020, Recycler Saathi conducted a multi- stakeholder coordination meeting with the objective of making them aware about the activities of Recycler Saathi and gaining insights on ways to enhance the waste management of the community. The meeting was conducted in the presence of Ratna Prasad Lamichhane- Senior Divisional Engineer from Bharatpur Metropolitan City Office. A total of 18 participants were present in the meeting representing different sectors. Representatives from Bharatpur Metropolitan City Office, Environment Committee of Bharatpur Metropolitan, Chairman of Wards 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, Ward Members of Wards 4, 15, 16, Public Affairs and Communications Manager of Bottlers Nepal Terai Limited, Bikram KC and representative from Ex- Gurkha Services were present. The participants of the meeting discussed and agreed upon the following measures: Waste segregation program should be conducted in every ward/ tole Installation of waste collection centres at different sites Capacity development training should be organized primarily for women about reuse of plastic waste Waste handling training should be conducted Awareness raising training to waste workers on the impact of waste on human health The meeting successfully concluded with agreement on collaboration, coordination and mutual fund sharing in future with Bharatpur Metropolitan City Office and Wards/ Tole.

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Goodwill Ambassador, Dayahang Rai's Visit to Waste Smart Schools

By Suvechchha Chapagain
Feb 09, 2020

With the aim of encouraging and acknowledging the actions of Waste Smart Clubs, the Recycler Saathi – Goodwill Ambassador, Mr. Dayahang Rai visited three Waste Smart Schools in Bharatpur, Chitwan along with the Founder and President of Creasion, Mr. Aanand Mishra, and CSR and Stakeholder Manager of  Bottlers Nepal Limited, Bikram K.C on 07 January 2020. During the occasion, the Presidents of Waste Smart Clubs from Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Baraghare, Mohan Madhyamik Vidhyalaya., and Saradpur Madhyamik Vidhyalaya received the second seed fund of NRs. 4,000 to further continue their programs and activities on eco-friendly practices. Moreover, marking his visit, Rai received a brief orientation about the operational aspect and overall functioning of Recycler Saathi from the Program Manager, Pratistha Shrestha. He, along with Creasion representatives, visited the Bottlers Nepal (Terai) Limited in Bharatpur where an informative-walkthrough was arranged by the Bottlers team who acquainted them about how Coca Cola is putting it's best foot forward to make a sustainable business.

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Skills for All: Empower+ held at Nepal Mega College

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Dec 27, 2019

The 13th chapter of Empower+ was conducted by Volunteer for Change (VFC) at Nepal Mega College, Babermahal in partnership with Oli & Associates. A total of 32 third-year students of Bachelors in Social Work participated in the workshop from 24th December to 26th December. The workshop was divided into 3- days and included skill enhancement sessions and guest lecture series by experts of various fields. The students were provided training on the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint which allowed them to be more familiar with the technical know-how required in their academic as well professional life. A session on Report Writing was facilitated by Ms. Mandira Raut of Utsah Learning Centre where the participants were taught about the dos and don’ts of the document along with a basic format of reports. Other sessions included CV and Cover Letter Writing, Email Etiquettes, Job Interview Techniques and Elevator Pitch. The sessions were accompanied by fun group activities that helped the participants be more acquainted with the various skills. A personality development session was also taken by Mr. Rajan Koirala where he highlighted the importance of and the ways to build a good personality. The event concluded on 26th December 2019 with positive response and feedback from all participants. The workshop also awarded certificates to the attendees during the final day.

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Prospects of Turning Recycling Saathi into a Sustainable Research Centre

By Suvechchha Chapagain
Dec 19, 2019

With the aim of looking into the prospects of turning Recycler Saathi into a sustainable research center, Recycler Saathi hosted the exemplary couple from New York, James Dean Conklin, filmmaker, director, and climate activist, and Elisa Zazzera, compost master at its office in Bharatpur, Chitwan earlier this week. The couple observed the bailing operations and construction works in the Recycler Saathi site and provided their suggestions on how we could add more eco-friendly components to our works. Also, they held an interaction with our volunteers where they acquainted them with multiple aspects of composting and recycling.  We wish them good luck on their way back to the United States and look forward to our next meeting in March 2020.

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NYEC Welcomes New Executive Body

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Dec 10, 2019

Nepali Youth Environment Coalition (NYEC) formed an executive body in September with the main purpose of having strong leadership and an organized approach for the smooth operations of the Coalition and their activities. The body consisting of ten core members have been appointed for a tenure of six months.  The executive body is led by Annan Shrestha, Coordinator of the team followed by Tara Ale, the Vice- Coordinator. Other positions are filled by Manjushree Thakur, Secretary; Roshni Khadka, Treasurer; Mina KC, Communication in Charge; Himal Poudel, Public Relations in Charge; Pradip DC, Volunteer in Charge and Sukriti Rana, Logistics in Charge. Ramesh Devkota and Sagar Bhusal have been appointed as the Board Members. The executive body aims to have a fruitful tenure by facilitating proper coordination, communication, and collaboration with other members of NYEC. The core members have planned the continuation of the talk series- Hamro Pariyavaran along with other interesting programs and activities.

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Empower+ : A Pathway For Better Future

By Suvechchha Chapagain
Dec 02, 2019

Volunteer for Change (VFC) conducted the twelfth chapter of Empower+ from 27 November to 29 November 2019 at CREASION Head Office, Lazimpat. The three-day workshop focusing on career development consisted of sessions on MS Office Package, CV and Cover Letter Writing, Email Writing, Job Interview Techniques, and Elevator Pitch along with featured sessions on Leadership by Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION and Stress Management for Youth by Mr. Jagganath Lamichhane, Mental Health Educator and Executive Director of CREASION. The workshop saw the participation of some fifteen youths from diverse backgrounds ranging from social work to environmental science and management. Each session from the workshop was followed by participatory group games where the participants were made to draft their own CV and Cover Letter, present their elevator pitch to the entire group and mock interviews. Also, the winners of the games were prized with a small gift hampers from the merchandise of CREASION.

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Annual Day Retreat- 2019

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Nov 01, 2019

CREASION celebrates its anniversary on October 26th every year. This day is a reminder for every one of us at CREASION about our company’s mission and vision and the effort and hard work collectively put together to achieve them. This year to mark CREASION’s 14th anniversary, a retreat was organized for all the staff of Head Office, Kathmandu and Regional Office, Chitwan  on October 25 and 26 at Bardalinn Resort in Nuwakot Bardalinn Resort was a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city for all of us. Nestled around Shivapuri National Park, it offered us a favorable environment to reflect upon our experiences at work so far, exchange ideas and feedback and enhances our team coordination through different games. We reached the venue at late afternoon and after snacks, we gathered together to exchange our experiences in a cosy setting. The next morning we started our day with a hearty breakfast followed by a game of treasure hunt as a fun means to test and improve our coordination with each other. The game provided everybody a good opportunity to exercise their mental ability as well as enhance their communication skills. We ended our retreat on a good note by sharing our perspective about ways CREASION should move ahead in the future. All in all the experience was one of a kind for all the staff since everybody got some respite from everyday work and a chance to trace and reminisce how far the organization has come, the impacts it has made and the long way that it still needs to go.

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Climate Interactive Tools Workshop- The First Ever in Nepal

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Sep 17, 2019

Climate change has emanated as a global issue requiring urgent attention from not just world leaders but individuals from all walks of life. Considering the magnitude of this global phenomenon and the need to integrate youth in tackling the issue, Nepal Youth Environment Coalition (NYEC) with the support of CREASION and Youth Innovation on Science and Technology organised a first of its kind event on climate change. The event titled ‘Climate Interactive Tools Workshop’ was conducted for the first time in Nepal under the facilitation of Ms. Bindu Bhandari, a climate activist at Amrit Science Campus, Thamel. The event commenced with a brief welcome speech by Ms. Suvechchha Chapagain, Campaign and Communication Officer at CREASION which was followed by the Bindu Bhandari explaining about the climate interactive tools. Climate Interactive Tool applies Model United Nations (MUN) approach to deal with solely climate issues. Developed by Climate Interactive and MIT Sloan, it uses EnROADS simulator to allow participants to explore and rapidly assess the impacts of different solutions to address climate change. This global climate simulation model consists of 18 indicators which can be simultaneously manipulated from high, moderate to low according to the strategies proposed by different groups of delegates. The targeted outcome is controlled according to the ratings of the indicators as assigned by the delegates. After familiarizing the participants with the model and the rules of the program, the participants were divided into six groups. The six groups were identified as six different committees- World Government, Clean Technology, Conventional Energy, Climate Justice House, Land, Agriculture and Forestry and Industrial and Commercial Sector. The agenda of the program was to reduce the temperature from 4.1 degree Celsius to 2 degree Celsius as a way to combat climate change. The delegates of each group were given fifteen minutes to discuss possible ways their respective committees could do so through different policies. With the formal speech of the Secretary-General- whose role was played by Bhandari herself- the first plenary presentations commenced. Each team had to propose one policy to achieve the set agenda. Clean Tech committee proposed subsidizing new technology, Conventional Energy committee proposed carbon sequestration, Climate Justice House stated reducing greenhouse gas emission as their primary policy, World Government came up with the policy pertaining to a moderate carbon price, Land, Agriculture and Forestry suggested managing deforestation and Industry and Commercial Sector proposed electrification of transportation. At the end of the first round, the committees’ joint effort and strategies could reduce the temperature to 2.5 degree Celsius. The second round consisted of plenary presentations with a focus on negotiations and agreements. After an interesting debate between all the committees and primary negotiations between the World Government, Conventional Energy and Land, Agriculture and Forestry Committee, the policies culminated into the drop of temperature to 2 degree Celsius and the agenda of the program was finally achieved. The event was positively received by the participants and the energy and enthusiasm through which they participated in the entire discussion was proof to that. Kamana Pandit, one of the participants shared “We always tend to focus on climate change as a problem but seldom focus on finding solutions to it. Today’s workshop has definitely helped me understand climate change better and made me more aware of the policy level efforts that go into combating the issue.” The three-hour-long event ended with Bhandari’s brief remarks on the program where she encouraged youth to constantly update themselves about the issues of climate change and deal with the problem not just through logic and emotions but through scientific facts.

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Panel Discussion on “Role of Youth in Combating Climate Change”

By Suvechchha Chapagain
Sep 15, 2019

The second chapter of Hamro Pariyavaran, a talk series on environment was organized by Nepali Youth Environment Coalition (NYEC) at Khwopa College, Dekocha, Bhaktapur on 30 August 2019 on the theme "Role of Youth in Combating Climate Change". The discussion was moderated by a young climate activist, Ms. Pramisha Thapaliya where Mr. Rajan Thapa, Country Representative of Clean Air Asia, Mr. Praveen Kumar Regmi, Faculty at Department of Environment Science, TU and Ms. Bindu Bhandari, a veterinarian doctor and environmentalist served as speakers. Mr. Rajan Thapa, with an experience of representing Nepalese youth on climate action both at national and international level, gave the audience a walk-through on climate action that has been carried in the country so far and stressed on the need of collective youth action in order to keep the future generation from facing the wrath of climate change. Similarly, Mr. Regmi highlighting our daily activities that contribute to climate change added that the achievements made so far were just the beginning and there is so much to be done to ensure a safely inhabitable Earth for the future generation.  “As an aware youth, we should have eyes for opportunities in the times of most severe crisis and work on it to help ourselves and the environment”, said Ms. Bindu Bhandari who has also represented Nepal in the international forums and have been recognized for effort on the international level. She explained how environmental science is a multi-dimensional science and people from all walks of like can play a role to combat climate change. After series of discussion, the talk show concluded with a Q & A round where the topics of cutting down of trees for road expansion and airport construction, controlling the use of single-use plastic products and going vegetarian to combat climate change were discussed. The first chapter of the series was held at Uniglobe College, Baneswor. The title of the first episode was ‘Urbanization” and “Sustainable Development Goals”. The organizers are planning to conduct a total of 12 episodes on the talk series where the youths from a different school, colleges and various walks of life will come together to learn and share on the topic of our shared environment.

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An Eventful Beginning: Oath Taking Ceremony

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Aug 25, 2019

An oath-taking ceremony was conducted in five different schools of Chitwan to officially mark the commencement of the Waste Smart Clubs. The ceremony was conducted on five different Waste Smart Schools from 21 August to 23 August 2019. The first day of the ceremony was conducted for the club members of Laxmi Madhyamik Vidhyalaya (Ma.Vi). Similarly, for the second day, the ceremony was conducted for Chameli Devi Piya Rastriya Aadharbhut Vidhyalaya and Sharadpur Ma. Vi followed by Mohan Ma. Vi and Ma. Vi Baraghare on the third day. The clubs consist of 11 members who were designated with different positions such as President, Vice President, and Communication Manager and so on. Mohan Ma. Vi, however, had 15 members in their clubs given the more number of interested students.  The ceremony acted as an energizer for students to work diligently according to their assigned roles. The oath-taking featured the members of the club taking a pledge to work towards a better environment not just inside their schools but also in their community. The formalization of the clubs through the oath-taking ceremony was a good start to helping the members develop a sense of ownership and responsibility towards the club and its activities. The students, as well as the supervisors, expressed their enthusiasm and sincerity to work as a part of the club. In addition, the program also included the handing over of Waste Smart Club Kit and a seed fund for the efficient functioning of the clubs.

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Mobile Library- Developing Reading Habit

By Avipsha Rayamajhi
Aug 25, 2019

With the increasing reach of people to the digital world, what we fail to consider is that this easy accessibility of the digital medium for every age group might not always serve its purpose. The digital medium has indeed provided an assurance that the people are occupied by something or the other at all times, but the culture of reading has been heavily jeopardized especially among children. Thus, to foster the reading habits of the young age group, Recycler Saathi as part of Waste Smart Club campaign installed reading corners in five Waste Smart Schools in collaboration with Kathalaya Inc., a publishing house in August 2019.  The reading corners each housed a total of 100 quality pictorial storybooks. The main aim of this project was to inculcate in children the habit of reading not just for the purpose of gaining new knowledge but also as a means to achieve sound mental health. Along with the handover of the Mobile Library, the event also included a workshop to the students on improving their reading, learning, writing and speaking skills. Since it was conducted in a storytelling format, the session was more participatory and engaging than lecture-based. The workshop well complemented the installation of reading corner and acted as a reminder for students about the importance of reading. The Mobile Library has been receiving positive feedback from the school management and students. The school officials have reported that ever since the installation of the reading corner, there has been an upsurge in the number of students investing their leisure time in reading. This is encouraging evidence to the impact of Waste Smart School campaign which points towards a positive change in the lives of students through the power of reading.

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Empowering The Youth For Employment

By Suvechchha Chapagain
Aug 07, 2019

Volunteer for Change (VFC) organized the 2nd Chapter of Empower+ at Nepal Institute of Health Sciences (Stupa College) from 28 July 2019 to 30 July 2019 in collaboration with Public Health Students’ Circle, NIHS. Thirty seven public health students from Stupa College and Little Buddha College of Health Sciences attended the workshop where our trainers, Ms. Kribina Pathak, Knowledge Management and Research Officer at Nepal Water Conservation Foundation, Mr. Rajan Koirala, Chief Business Officer at edusanjal and Mr. Nitish Raj Pathak, Public Speaking Mentor at Orators’ House provided them with the training on Report Writing, CV and Cover Letter Writing and Public Speaking Session respectively. The workshop started with Report Writing Session where Kribina Pathak acquainted the participants with the styles, formats, and purpose of Report Writing and made everyone prepare a report of a demo panel discussion. Similarly, Nitish Raj Pathak provided participants with the techniques to cope with their stage-fright and explained ways to draft a good and captivating speech. Finally, the three-day workshop concluded with CV and Cover Letter Writing Session where Rajan Koirala highlighted the requirements for good CV and encouraged everyone to prepare their complete CV and Cover Letter and provided tips and techniques to face a job interview.

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Small Initiative Towards Environment Protection

By Suvechchha Chapagain
Jul 16, 2019

Nepali Youth Environment Coalition (NYEC), a social movement to address the environmental crisis, has been introduced under CREASION with the initiation of fifteen environment enthusiasts. The youths from five different environment science colleges including College of Applied Sciences, Patan Multiple Campus, SCHEMES, ASCOL College and Tri Chandra Campus took up the responsibilities to raise awareness and conduct action-oriented campaigns and programs about environmental issues through the coalition. It is created with the aim to mobilize and empower the youths to take right actions to ensure environmental justice. The group of youths will soon conduct a talk- show, titled Hamro Paryavaran on the topic Unplanned Urbanization inviting the expert from the same field as speakers. Similarly, the coalition will conduct hiking, plantation, heritage-site cleanup campaigns, anti-plastic campaigns to make everyone in the society aware and involved in environment-conscious behaviors.

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Mental Health Matters

By Suvechchha Chapagain
Jul 03, 2019

Volunteer for Change (VFC) hosted a session on “Youth and Mental Health” with Mr. Jagganath Lamichhane, a Mental Health Expert and Executive Director of CREASION, as a speaker on 2 July 2019. The session, held at CREASION head office, was aimed at increasing the participants’ understanding of mental health and debunking the stigma attached to mental health in our societies. As title of the session itself suggests, Lamichhane explained the participants about the actors and factors responsible for the decline in the mental well-being of average youths and highlighted some techniques of stress-handling and balanced life. Both the participants and speaker got involved in a meaningful discussion where they shared their experiences and knowledge relating to mental health. Lastly, the two-hour long session ended with the participants confessing their take-away from the event.

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Unleashing the Youth Power

By Suvechchha Chapagain
Jun 22, 2019

The three-day workshop titled “Empower+” was organized by Volunteer for Change from 19 June- 21 June 2019. The workshop comprised of sessions on Public Speaking, Report Writing and CV and Cover Letter Writing provided respectively by Dr. Bishal Dhakal, Founder of Health at Home, Ms. Kribina Pathak, Knowledge Management and Research Officer at Nepal Water Conservation Foundation and Mr. Rajan Koirala, Chief Business Officer at edusanjal. The youths from five different colleges attended the sessions aimed at equipping them with skills necessary for career development. Empower+ started off with a Public Speaking Session where Dr. Bishal Dhakal highlighted the importance of effective communication and provided participants with the techniques to improve their public speaking. Similarly, Kribina Pathak, on the Report Writing Session, explained the format and styles of a report in a participatory approach. Lastly, the workshop ended with a CV and Cover Letter Writing session by Rajan Koirala where each participant prepared their complete CV and Cover letter as per his guidelines. Koirala also provided students with tips and techniques to confidently face a job interview. Empower+ turned out to be a holistic program where the participants engaged in meaningful discussion and activities and made most out of their time. 

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The Best Way Forward to Recycler Saathi

By Suvechchha Chapagain
Jun 09, 2019

The collaboration between Coca-Cola Nepal and CREASION has taken an official shape with the signing of MOU between Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION, Mr. Ambuj Singh, Country Director, Coca-Cola in Nepal and Mr. Pradip Pandey, Managing Director, Bottlers Nepal Limited during a press conference organized by Coca Cola at Hotel Shangri~La, Kathmandu. During the event, Coca-Cola shared its plans to invest substantially in the Recycler Saathi project to provide momentum to its existing PET waste recovery efforts in Nepal. Speaking about the impact Recycler Saathi can yield among the average youths of Nepal, the Founder and President of CREASION, Mr. Aanand Mishra shared “Recycler Saathi is an initiative to become a friend of today’s generation in guiding them to make a cleaner environment while providing a practical solution for recycling PET bottles within Nepal. We are humbled to partner with Coca-Cola and support their vision of making a world without waste a reality. We are also working to make it a model project which can be replicated all over Nepal soon.” Coca Cola also highlighted the joint efforts taken by the organization and its recent partner Nepal Army, central, provincial and local governments, Nepal Mountaineering Association and Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee to make the giant initiative of retrieving discarded garbage from Mt Everest a success.

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Joining Hands to Beat the Air Pollution

By Suvechchha Chapagain
Jun 07, 2019

Recycler Saathi joined the rally organized by Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Chitwan, along with fifteen other organizations, on the occasion of 47th World Environment Day on June 05, 2019. Twenty-five participants became a part of the silent rally, on behalf of Recycler Saathi, which started from Bharatpur Metropolitan City and concluded at Narayanghat. Recycler Saathi team presented a unique DIY electric vehicle during the rally to spread awareness about the role of electric vehicle in reducing air pollution and carbon emissions.  Also, the team of volunteers from Recycler Saathi showcased the implications of global warming on Mother Nature through a street drama. The Bharatpur Metropolitan City ended the rally by acknowledging all the institutions that participated in the rally including Recycler Saathi with a certificate.  

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Concluding the 47th World Environment Day

By Suvechchha Chapagain
Jun 07, 2019

Recycler Saathi celebrated 47th World Environment Day with a week-long program in Bharatpur, Chitwan where the team conducted Inter-School Drawing Competition and DIY awareness sessions at five different Waste Smart Schools, Health Camps for Waste Workers at PET Baling Centers and joined the Rally organized by Bharatpur Metropolitan City. The Environment-Week was concluded on June 05, 2019 with a closing ceremony at Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chitwan where the winners of Drawing Competition were awarded by our chief guests, Bhoj Raj Koudel, Vice President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chitwan and Bikram KC, CSR & Stakeholder Manager at Bottlers Nepal (Terai) Limited. The program conducted at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chitwan saw the participation of the representatives from Waste Smart Schools, Better Chitwan, and Waste Collection Centers. The program was a blend of information and entertainment where our guests, Bikram KC, Bhoj Raj Koudel and Sabin Karki shared their remarks on air pollution and environment protection. Similarly, the winners of the Drawing Competition briefed the audience about the meaning of their work of art. The program ended on an exciting note with the Recycler Saathi team acknowledging all the supporting hands who helped conduct the program including the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chitwan itself for the Venue, medicinal sponsor, Time Pharmaceuticals, Waste Smart Clubs and all the volunteers with certificates and token of love. 

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#GlobalClimateStrike- Together for Environment Protection

By Suvechchha Chapagain
May 24, 2019

Volunteer for Change (VFC) conducted a silent rally under #GlobalClimateStrike in collaboration with Youth Innovation on Science and Technology on May 24, 2019, to show solidarity to Greta Thunberg for her effort to draw the world leaders attention towards global warming and climate change. The silent rally was conducted simultaneously in 109 countries including India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM as an extension of School Strike for Climate, also known as Fridays For Future and Youth Strike For Climate which was started by Thunberg. The rally saw the participation of above sixty-five environmentally conscious youths- among which two were the Canadian students. The students applauded the initiation taken by Nepali youths and shared the interest to conduct a similar protest in their country as well.  The rally was followed by an in-house discussion session at Ascol College where the CEO of Eco-Samachar, Suman Giri, Regional Ambassador of Eco-Network, Saru Pyakurel, representative from Central Department of Environment Science, Jeevan Sharma and representative from CREASION and VFC, Aashish Lamichhane shared their insights on climate change and their experiences in the sector. The #GlobalClimateStrike was first conducted on March 15, 2019, where 1.4 million pupils together urged the world politicians and businessmen to take actions to address climate change. 

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Educating the Students about Cyber Security

By Suvechchha Chapagain
May 14, 2019

Volunteer for Change (VFC) organized a Cyber Security Session on Santwona College in collaboration with Metropolitan Police, New Baneshwor. The Bachelor’s level students from management and humanities stream were oriented about the risks people can face in the cyberspace and ways to make oneself secure in the session conducted by ISP Kabin Rai.  In the hour-long session, Rai gave examples of several cyber-crime cases along with relevant videos to make the students clear about the subject matter. The session ended with both Santwona College and Volunteer for Change (VFC) acknowledging each other and Metropolitan Police Circle, New Baneshwor with Token of Love.

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Awareness Programs in Full Swing

By Suvechchha Chapagain
May 06, 2019

Waste Smart Club has been formed in five of the schools in Bharatpur, namely Mohan Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Laxmi Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Saradpur Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Chamlidevi Piya Rastriya Aadharbhut Vidhyalaya and Barhaghare Madhyamik Vidhyalaya under the joint initiation of Creasion Nepal and Coca- Cola Bottlers Nepal.  The educational program under Recycler Saathi, a waste PET Bottle Recollection and Recycling project aims to inculcate the habits of waste segregation and disposal in students alongside making them aware of its importance and impacts. Similarly, the waste smart club provides a platform for the students to experiment with several environment-friendly activities including recycling techniques.

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Embracing the Circular Economy System

By Suvechchha Chapagain
May 01, 2019

Two-day long workshop on Circular Economy System was successfully concluded on 30th April 2019 in the presence of Recycler Saathi- Goodwill Ambassador, Dayahang Rai, Founder and President of Creasion Nepal, Aanand Mishra and Coca-Cola Bottlers Nepal representatives, Irina Karki Gurung and Priyanka Dhittal. The workshop facilitated by the Recycler Saathi- consultant, Lillian Sum prepared the team to incorporate the Circular System Design in the enterprise and educational aspect of the project through increased resource efficiency, better material reuse, and recycling. Sum, with her participatory approach, made the team brainstorm ideas using the system mapping and design pattern techniques to make the project in line with zero waste principles. Recycler Saathi aims to become the first recycling enterprise to move away from the “take-make-waste” linear model with these learnings. Lastly, the workshop ended on an exciting note with the Creasion team presenting their strategies and vision to make the project pattern more circular and self-sustaining in front of the guests.

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Engaging with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

By Suvechchha Chapagain
Apr 25, 2019

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Workshop, facilitated by Ms. Bhawana Bhatta on April 24, 2019, saw the enthusiastic participation of some forty youths from a diverse background. The workshop held at Malpi International College wasn’t just about Bhatta explaining the participants about the agendas incorporated in Sustainable Development Goals, but also they sharing their ideas and vision towards a sustainable world. In the three-hour- long session, Bhatta opted a participatory approach with fun games and constant interaction to educate the participants about Sustainable Development Goals. It was a “learning and sharing” platform for youths who feel the need to address the global challenges in a sustainable way.

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Nepal Records Hat-trick in Asian Tree of The Year 2019

By Suvechchha Chapagain
Mar 26, 2019

"The Protected Tree", taken by Binita Karki in Balkot, Bhaktapur won the title of Asian Tree of The Year 2019.  The tree that showcased the superiority of nature amid rapid urbanization competed with the photographs from Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Brunei and was declared the winner on March 25, 2019. "The Protector Tree" was forwarded to Asian Tree of The Year 2019 after bagging the position of the first runner up in Tree of The Year Nepal 2019, organized by Creasion Nepal. Karki was awarded the position alongside Rajib Kharel, winner and Sanju Raut, second runner up on an Award Ceremony held at Nepal Tourism Board on March 22, 2019, in the presence of Goodwill Ambassador, Nisha Adhikari Malla. "Given the rapid urbanization, this tree shows both the pain and strength of the nature in the present context," Karki said upon winning the competition "I hope the competition encourages people to preserve the biodiversity heritage in the years to come". In 2018, Ashin Poudel had received the first prize for his photograph titled ‘The Lone Survivor’.

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CREASION Announces the Tree of the Year Nepal 2019 Award Winners

By Ashma Shrestha
Mar 23, 2019

The winners for the 3rd Tree of the Year Nepal Photography Competition were announced by CREASION in an award ceremony held in Nepal Tourism Board on 22nd March 2019. The ceremony honored the stories of three talented and environmentally conscious photographers in the presence of Nisha Adhikari Malla, the Goodwill Ambassador of the competition. This year, Rajib Kharel bagged the title of the winner and a cash prize of NRs. 35,000 with his story of the Populus Ciliata tree that has survived for hundreds of years in the village of Mustang. Similarly, the titles of 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up with a cash prize of NRs. 25,000 and NRs. 15,000 respectively was awarded to Binita Karki and Sanju Raut. The top three winning photographs of Tree of the Year Nepal will now be competing at the Asian level. The 2019 Tree of the Year Nepal was powered by NIC Asia with additional support provided by Kathmandu Organics, Anand Engineering Consultant, Jyoti Bikash Bank, and Photo Concern. Started in 2011, The Tree of the Year photography competition was first organized in the Czech Republic with an objective to draw attention towards the significance of trees in the growing urban landscape. With the same objective, the Asian edition of the competition started in 2017 and Nepal has been winning the grand title of Asian Tree of Year both in 2017 and in 2018.  Last year, Ashin Poudel had received the first prize for his photograph titled ‘The Lone Survivor’. This year the winner of the Asian Tree of the Year will be announced on 25th March. So, stay tuned to know which photograph becomes the Asian Tree of the Year 2019.

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Towards Zero Waste

By Bridhika Senchury
Jan 18, 2019

Stakeholder's Consultation Meeting for 'Towards Zero Waste Sauraha' was successfully held in the presence of representatives from Rastriya Nikunja, Coca-Cola Bottlers Neal (Terai) Ltd., Green Nepal City Waste Management, Ecoprise Bio Solutions, Digo Waste Management, and Environment Protection Cooperative, Clean City Cooperative, WWF and Mrigha Kunja. The collective vision is to establish Sauraha as an exemplary city with proper waste management and source segregation mechanism looking forward to a Zero Waste practices.

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Heritage Walk: Basantapur

By Bridhika Senchury
Dec 15, 2018

On the 15th of December 2018, VFC (Volunteer for Change) organized a Heritage Walk to Basantapur. The main motto of this event was to help the participants gain knowledge about cultural, historical background of an ancient place of Kathmandu known as Basantapur. Our guide for this heritage walk was a heritage entrepreneur Mr. Hrishav Raj Joshi . Besides having different schedules 15 of us managed to meet early in the morning at 8:45 a.m. on Basantapur. Starting with a small introductory session we hit ourselves in the streets of Basantapur. We visited ‘ Kumari Ghar’ , Bahals , Kastha Mandap , Dhunge Dhara which all have their own significance and history. We ended our journey in front of the Bhairav Temple. By this event we not only got an opportunity to gain knowledge about the historical and cultural aspect of Basantapur but also got an opportunity to meet new people. VFC organizes Herritage Walk every month so we hope to see you guys on the next event at some other place.

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Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi Today

By Radhika Halder
Nov 29, 2018

Under the leadership of Mr. Pradeep Giri, Member of Parliament, Nepal, a symposium titled ‘GANDHI TODAY’ was collaboratively organized by the Centre for Research and Sustainable Development Nepal (CREASION), Nepal Policy Centre (NPC) and the Gandhian Studies and Peace Centre on 29th of November at Nepal Administrative Staff College, Jawlakhel, Lalitpur. A symposium which was organized on the occasion of 150th Gandhi Jayanti tried to explore the relevance of Gandhi in the context of Nepal. The Chief Guest of the event was Hon’ble Rt. Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, former President of Nepal and key participants of the event were Mr. Yashwant Sinha, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, India; Ambassador of India to Nepal, Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri; Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, former Prime Minister of Nepal; Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi from Nepali Congress; Mr. Ram Karki from Nepal Communist Party and Mr. Dammannath Dhungana, former Member of Parliament, Nepal. The event formally began with Professor Vandana Mishra, Advisor to CREASION who presented her paper on Gandhi. The Master of Ceremonies for the event was Mr. Rupesh Shrestha and the vote of thanks was delivered by Mr. Pradip Pariyar, Chairperson of NPC and Board of Director of CREASION. We would like to thank all the Organizing Team, Guest Speakers, Participants and Media Representatives for making the event a success. Special thanks to Radhika Halder for her active leadership through the event.

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CREASION joins hands with Coca-Cola Nepal towards a World without Waste

By Bridhika Senchury
Oct 26, 2018

CREASION joins hands with Coca-Cola Nepal towards a World without Waste. This is the first step of many in our effort to revolutionise waste PET bottle recycling in Nepal. We are optimistic about this collaboration that shall bring us closer to our Vision 2020. It is extremely gratifying for us to have this opportunity, thanks to Coca-Cola Nepal and our well-wishers.

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