Event Updates

Annual Sharing Event of Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth Project

By CREASION
Jan 30, 2023

Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth (The Youth Can) project is supported by the European Union to promote the involvement of Nepali youth in green growth, environmental protection, and combating climate change. NYCAGG is a four-year-long project that will be implemented in Province 2, Karnali Province, and Sudurpaschim Province through the consortium partners Youth Innovation Lab (YI-LAB), Restless Development Nepal, CREASION, and CDMS. The first year of the project was launched in the Madhesh Province, where we collected 116 applicants where six climate smart winners were announced. On 27th of January, we celebrated the Annual Sharing Event of Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth Project to reflect on the impact that we have generated via our actions throughout this one-year project duration in Madhesh province. We are overjoyed to receive and hear about the small changes we were able to make in these areas, as well as the feedback that we will be able to address in the coming year in our next project locations.

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Award Distribution and Acknowledgement Program to the Hotels of Sauraha, Chitwan

By CREASION
Dec 29, 2022

On December 29, 2022, CREASON through its project Recycler Saathi successfully conducted an Award Distribution and Acknowledgement Program to the hotels of Sauraha, Chitwan for their marvelous efforts in collecting PET Bottles. The essence of the program was to thank the hotels for their contribution to creating “A Plastic Waste Free Sauraha". The program was attended by Mr. Kiran Chaudhary, Ward Chairperson-6 Ratnanagar Municipality, Mr. Deepak Bhattarai, Regional Hotel Association Chitwan, Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder and President, CREASION and twenty Hotels of Sauraha, Chitwan.

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Waste Smart School Interaction and Seed Money Handover

By CREASION
Dec 28, 2022

Waste Smart School is a one-of-a-kind model club initiated by CREASION through its Recycler Saathi program where children and young students from government schools are taught about ways to conserve the environment and manage waste. It is a crucial part of engaging and creating a conscious outlook toward waste and the environment. On December 28, 2022, we got the opportunity to meet and interact with the 15 Waste Smart Schools, the children, and their teachers. The program was conducted to know how the clubs have been implementing the techniques and practices of waste management in their day-to-day activities and the impacts, knowledge, and changes it has brought, and the changes it has made in their lives. The fifteen schools were given seed money to initiate various waste-related activities, awareness, and engaging content to encourage the students and community regarding waste management.

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Policy Dialogue on waste management with Janakpur Sub-metropolitan City

By Creasion
Dec 21, 2022

On December 20th, 2022, Tuesday, CREASION, Restless Development Nepal, Youth Innovation Lab and Center for Disaster and Management Studies with the support of European Union in Nepal successfully conducted a policy dialogue at the Janakpur-dham Sub metropolitan meeting hall to present the evidence of TagMe app. Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder, and President of CREASION shared the best practices of waste management at the policy dialogue that took place at the Janakpur Sub-metropolitan City office. The meeting was attended by the policy makers including Deputy Mayor, Mr. Kishori Sah to discuss policy recommendations for waste management solutions for the city.

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CREASION installs Oxygen Plant in Teaching Hospital through the support from The Coca Cola Foundation

By Creasion
Dec 06, 2022

CREASION with the support of The Coca Cola Foundation has successfully installed and handed over an oxygen plant to the Manmohan Cardio-thoracic Vascular and Transplant Center at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. The handover was conducted in the presence of Mrs. Dev Kumari Guragain, Secretary, of the Ministry of Health and Population-Nepal, Mr. Dinesh Kafle, Director of Teaching Hospital, Mr. Uttam Krishna Shrestha, Executive Director of Manmohan Hospital, Mr. Adarsh Avasthi, Country Director of The Coca-Cola in Nepal and Bhutan, Mr. Rajesh Ayapilla Director-CSR and Sustainability for India and South West Asia (INSWA), The Coca-Cola Company, Dr. Aditya Panda, Senior Manager, The Coca-Cola Company, Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION, Dr. Bhagwan Koirala, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Mrs. Keki Adhikari, Goodwill Ambassador of CREASION, and Senior Representatives from the Coca- Cola Bottlers Nepal Limited. The installed oxygen plant can serve up to 15 beds and 15 cylinders at the same time in one day where the unit can help 65 patients at a time. The goal is to supply at least 15 cylinders per hour. This mini oxygen plant provides an unmanned production of medical oxygen, without any change to the inner structure of the healthcare facility. The purity level of the oxygen produced from the plant is 95 % +/- 3 %.

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Workshop on Founding National Network of Waste Pickers Organization in Nepal

By CREASION
Nov 07, 2022

Waste pickers are essential actors in society and the environment. They make their living by recovering valuable recyclables. They are part of the informal workforce involved in managing recyclable waste and diverting it away from landfills. Despite their importance to waste recovery in Nepal, they lack legislative recognition and are not integrated into planning processes. Along with this, there are limited stakeholders working directly with these informal workforces such as Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs). In addition, two membership-based organizations have been established by the waste pickers themselves for the betterment of waste pickers. There is a need to have a national network of organizations, where NGOs, waste-pickers organizations, and other relevant stakeholders meet regularly and explore collaborations and connect with the Global Alliance of Waste-pickers. A national network of waste pickers’ organizations is essential for pushing recognition of waste pickers' work at the national level. The national network boosts efforts to include waste pickers in various national-level programs. A few of the successful examples of national coalitions are there in India, Brazil, and Colombia, where waste-pickers have managed to get recognized in law, and have policies friendly toward their work.  CREASION with the support of Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing - WIEGO, International Alliance of Waste Picker and Samyukta Safai Jagaran successfully conducted a two-day workshop on "Founding National Network of Waste Pickers Organization in Nepal. " The main objective of the workshop was to build networks and enhance the capacity of organizations, individuals, and local stakeholders to work for the benefit of waste pickers in Nepal. The first day of the workshop started with learning about the status of waste pickers in Nepal, where they briefly discussed the situational analysis of waste pickers in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj, and Madhesh province. It was then followed by a session showcasing the importance of creating a coalition at the national level, where Mr. Kabir Arora, National Coordinator of the Alliance of Waste Pickers, shared his experience in forming a coalition of waste pickers in different countries, and discussed the Plastics Treaty update and the ongoing work at global level for social protection. The Second Day of the workshop started with the introduction to Alliance of Indian Waste Pickers by Mr. Kabir Arora, National Coordinator of Alliance of Indian Waste Pickers followed by an experience sharing session of Manwara Begum, President of Safai Sena, Delhi and member of Alliance of Indian Waste Workers via Zoom. It further continued with a panel discussion where the panelist were Shristi Shrestha, Environment Inspector, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Pradeep Amatya, Head of Environmental Division representative of Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Birat Ghimire Head of Environment Division, Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Ashish Shah, Proprietor of Namaste Recycler, Deepson Shreemal Outsource Manager, Himalayan life Plastics; Shanti Tamang, President of Samyukta Safai Jagaran and Ashmita Basnet, Waste Picker.

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Six Climate Smart Enterprises awarded with Innovation Grant by Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth project

By CREASION
Sep 30, 2022

The award ceremony was organized by CREASION, who is leading the Climate Smart Entrepreneurship component of Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth (NYCAGG) project, on 30 September 2022. The event was chaired by the Hon’ble Minister of Industry, Tourism, and Forest of Madhesh Province, Shatrudhan Mahato. NYCGG project is funded by the European Union and focuses on empowering youths (15-29 years) by offering them a platform for strengthening their entrepreneurial growth in the green economy sector and engaging them in disaster and climate-related governance and advocacy. Climate Fellowship, Climate Smart Entrepreneurship, Mentee-mentorship, Digital Advocacy, and Youth Sounding Board are the activities that are being conducted in Madhesh Province work towards empowering young people, providing them employment opportunities, generating innovative ideas to address climate and environmental issues, and advocating for policy changes to promote environmental protection. Through Climate Smart Entrepreneurship, 20 ideas were selected from Madhesh Province and were groomed and mentored through expert sessions and peer mentors. Selected 20 ideas can be explored here: (https://theyouthcan.org/climate-smart-entrepreneurship). In the first half of the award ceremony, selected ideas pitched their Climate Smart Enterprise in front of the participants which included representatives from provincial governments, the EU, colleges, students, and media. The pitching session was evaluated by Ramakanta Sarma, NYC, and Mala Ray, Journalist and Social Activist. In the second half of the award ceremony, Goma Karki, Project Lead, briefed the participants about the NYCAGG project, Phurpa Sherpa, Innovation Coordinator briefed about Climate Smart Entrepreneurship followed by special remarks from the distinguished guests and result announcement of six winners of Innovation Grant 2022 that is worth NPR 1,25,000 aiming to be invested in the business. Six selected ideas for Innovation Grant 2022 are: Vermicompost Nepal, Mahottari led by the team Nisha Tiwari, Swastika Chaudhary, and Kamal Dev Yadav Reusable Pad, Siraha by Sushma Shah Phoolbati, Saptari led by Rishav Das Mithila Art, Siraha led by the team Akanksha Jha and Santosh Yadav Pandit Maati Madka Shop, Mahottari by Rabindra Pandit Pure Water-clay Filter, Saptari by Bardan Shrestha Speaking at the event, Hon’ble Minister of Industry, Tourism, and Forest of Madhesh Province, Shatrudhan Mahato, stated that the impact of climate change cannot be ignored, and youth need to be at the forefront. Congratulating the winners, hon’ble minister Shatrudhan emphasized the need of thinking about the long-term impact of our activities. These six ideas have put forward the ideas and innovation to counter the current challenges leading to climate change. They will not only be creating employment opportunities but also creating space for innovation and business that will be addressing the current concern of our societies. Deputy Head of Cooperation, EU, Eloisa Astudillo shared that climate change is one of the biggest challenges for everyone in the world and it has become a global problem. Addressing the entrepreneurs, she added youth are the solution and we need to create space for youth. We have realized that youth often do not have space to bring their voice, and that is why we want to work with youth, empower them, and listen to them. Closing the event, Aanand Mishra, the Founder and President of CREASON, thanked the distinguished guests, the organizing team, and the 17 teams who presented their ideas despite the busyness due to the festival. Encouraging youth to bring forward their ideas, he appreciated youth speaking openly about the challenges, especially sanitary hygiene. Madhesh Province is rich in culture but if we look into the HDI index, we are even behind Karnali Province. We need youth to come forward and invest in their community to make Madhesh and tap into the rich history, culture, and resources here.

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Waste Smart School Inaguration

By CREASION
Sep 27, 2022

We are more than pleased to announce that CREASION , through its program Recycler Saathi has partnered with Shree Adharbhut Maadhyamik Vidhyalaya at Brahmpur, Bharatpur – 16 in Bharatpur Metropolitan City to make it a #WasteSmartSchool. The Waste Smart School inauguration day was full of laughter, smiles, and learnings with the students. From now on, Recycler Saathi, in co-operation and co-ordination with the school committee and waste smart club will ensure that all students receive exposure and well-rounded knowledge about the waste management scenario on individual and community-level practices for environmental protection. They will also be provided frequent opportunities to develop pro-environmental behavior and leadership skills.

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Waste Smart School : Chitwan Chapter

By CREASION
Sep 21, 2022

We are more than pleased to announce that Creasion Nepal, through its program Recycler Saathi supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation has partnered with four new schools in Bharatpur Metropolitan City to make them a #WasteSmartSchool. The Waste Smart School inauguration day was full of laughter, smiles, and learnings with the students. We want to thank Mrs. Nisha Adhikari, a well-known actor, director, TV presenter, mountain climber, and former vice president of CREASION, Mr. Bikram K.C., representative of Bottlers Nepal Terai Limited, and Ms. Sujata Koirala, Environment and Sustainability Manager of CREASION for their attendance. Recycler Saathi distributed club kits, badges, dustbins, and seed funds to the schools to support the Waste Smart Clubs. Under the leadership and guidance of Recycler Saathi and the school committee, the Waste Smart Club will further conduct various activities at their school for environmental conservation and waste management. Here are a few snapshots of our club formation and waste smart school inauguration in the first two schools at Shree Aadharbhut Madhyamik Vidhyalaya at Mohanpur, Bharatpur-16, and Shree Bharatpur Madhyamik Vidhyalaya at Bharatpur-10.

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Workshop on Situational Analysis of Solid Waste Management in Bharatpur Metropolitan City

By CREASION
Sep 19, 2022

𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠!! Recycler Saathi, the program of CREASION, facilitated a workshop today for the youth of Volunteer for Change (VFC), Bharatpur Cohort. The volunteers reviewed various articles, scientific journals, and news sources to do a situational analysis for solid waste management in Bharatpur Metropolitan City. They came up with attractive diagrammatic and infographic representations of the present situation and projected the future scenario of solid waste management. The session was followed by an interactive presentation and a question-answer round. The workshop was graced by the presence of Mrs. Nisha Adhikari Malla. Volunteers discussed a range of subjects like youth engagement, minimalist lifestyle, and fashion footprint. Our Environment and Sustainability Manager, Ms. Sujata Koirala also sparked further discussions on the current solid waste management policies, current issues, and possible individual interventions that we can take for the future to a world without waste. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐰𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐲, 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠!!

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Reformation of Waste Smart Club in existing waste smart schools

By CREASION
Sep 19, 2022

We are more than pleased to announce that Recycler Saathi, a program of CREASION, has successfully re-formed the waste smart club in ten already existing waste smart schools. We are thankful to the school committee for trusting our work and continuing the partnership. Shree Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Baraghare Shree Chameli Devi Piya Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Naughare Shree Laxmi Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Dharamchowk Shree Saradpur Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Saradpur Shree Mohan Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Aasthachowk Shree Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Chitrasari, Sauraha Shree Bachyauli Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Sauraha Shree Kadam Adharbhut Vidhyalaya, Jagatpur, Kasara Shree Rastriya Primary School, Jagatpur, Kasara Shree laxmi Madhyamik VIdhyalaya, Jagatpur, Kasara

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Waste Smart School : Panauti Chapter

By CREASION
Sep 16, 2022

Waste Smart Schools are a one-of-a-kind model, where children and young adults are taught about the ways to manage waste and plastics. Waste Smart School is an initiative to provide students and young children with an environment-friendly and environment-conscious outlook. We ensure students receive exposure and well-rounded knowledge about the waste management scenario on individual and community-level practices for environmental protection. Located in the pristine environment of Panauti, we are more than pleased to announce that Shwet Ganesh School is now a waste-smart school. CREASION, through its program, Recycler Saathi has successfully partnered with Shwet Ganesh School, Chaukot, Panauti to make it a Waste Smart School. From now onwards, Shwet Ganesh School will engage its students of the school in environment-related activities and programs, to help them achieve an environmentally friendly and environment-conscious outlook. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between CREASION and Shwet Ganesh School to formalize the partnership in the implementation of activities toward waste management activity and awareness. A Waste Smart Club was also formed with 11 members who will now conduct various waste-related activities, awareness, and engaging content to make the students more proactive towards waste and waste-related issues.

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A Webinar on Dengue Awareness

By CREASION
Sep 15, 2022

On September 15th, 2022, Volunteer for Change (VFC), the youth wing of CREASION, organized a webinar on "Dengue Awareness" virtually through Zoom. Dengue fever is considered a year-round threat in Nepal, with the highest risk occurring from June through September. Dengue in Nepal has been reported in all climatic and weather situations. The session was facilitated by Dr. Sandesh Ghimire, MBBS (NAIHS-COM), Medical Officer, and Anushree Acharya, Dietician/Managing Director of The Nutrition Cure Nepal for facilitating the session on a brief introduction, history, and preventive measures of Dengue and the necessary diet to combat it.

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Waste Smart School: Kathmandu Chapter

By CREASION
Sep 15, 2022

Waste Smart Schools are a one-of-a-kind model, where children and young adults are taught about the ways to manage waste and plastics. Waste Smart School is an initiative to provide students and young children with an environment-friendly and environment-conscious outlook. We ensure students receive exposure and well-rounded knowledge about the waste management scenario on individual and community-level practices for environmental protection. Our aspiration of establishing a Waste Smart School in Kathmandu has come to life today. We have successfully partnered with Bal Uddhaar Secondary School, Kapan to make it a Waste Smart School. From now onwards, Bal Udhhar Secondary School will engage its students of the school in environment-related activities and programs, to help them achieve an environment-friendly and environment-conscious outlook. To support the vision, today, our dynamic team visited the school and formed a waste smart club. Under the leadership and guidance of Recycler Saathi and School Committee, the club will now conduct various waste-related activities, awareness, and engaging content to make the students more aware of waste, waste-related issues, and waste management. The members of the clubs received badges and Waste Smart School Club Kit. An MoU was also signed between the school and CREASION to help introduce the necessary interventions to make the school waste smart.

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Accidental Insurance to 100 Waste Workers

By CREASION
Sep 14, 2022

The safety of waste workers who play a crucial role in maintaining the cleanliness of our environment is important. Through Recycler Saathi a program of CREASION we recognized the need for protection in keeping themselves safe while working. Therefore, we provided them with access to an accidental insurance policy. The main objective of this program was to ensure the occupational safety of the waste workers and provide them with safety nets in case of any occupational accidents or hazards. In the first phase, 75 waste workers of various scrap centers and aggregators located in Chitwan and Kathmandu were provided insurance for probable occupational accidents or hazards. Furthermore, in the second phase, 25 waste workers from various scrap centers and aggregators of Kathmandu are now provided accidental insurance.

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Thesis Proposal Writing Workshop

By CREASION
Sep 14, 2022

A thesis statement is one to three sentences in the introduction of an academic essay outlining what the reader can expect. It is an argument, or claim, that will be defended through your research. A strong thesis statement identifies the topic to be discussed, summarizes the main arguments, and persuades your audience to continue reading. A Thesis Proposal Writing Workshop for Volunteer for Change (VFC) Kathmandu Cohort on September 14th, 2022. The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Pratik Bajracharya, the Research and Knowledge Management Officer of CREASION. He shared his knowledge and insights on writing a good thesis proposal to our volunteers in their final year of undergrad.

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International Youth Day 2022

By Creasion
Aug 12, 2022

Great things are done by a series of small things bought together! “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears” said Nelson Mandela, with hands clenched with agony and eyes filled with tears of hope, pinning his head on for a lighter and brighter world above discrimination. Bigotries have not yet come to an end, but the world is trying, trying to get over these prejudices and rise above social evils. An effort was made in the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth in 1999, only for the world to recognize August 12 to be a day dedicated to adolescents and young adults, to be remembered as “International Youth Day”; lying parallel to Nelson Mandela’s words of wisdom. Going by the same tradition, the theme for 2022 International Youth Day revolved around a term alien to most, “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages”. The United Nations describes it as breaking barriers between the two generations, addressing “Ageism” as a health issue. It has ears for both old and the young, leaving no soul unheard. Ageism is unwontedly seen on the biased side of the spectrum through the aspects of racism and sexism, unwittingly jeopardizing their growth to contribute to the community in the ways possible, paving the path to greatness. Leading up to the occasion of International Youth Day 2022 on August 11, 2022 the volunteers of CREASION headed out to Basantapur Durbar Square for a fundraising event. The event’s essence was to collect funds to celebrate Raksha Bandhan and Janai Purnima with the elderly people. The volunteers of Kathmandu Cohort made special handmade rakhis and bookmarks which were displayed and sold and which were appreciated, supported, and encouraged by many people. On August 12, 2022 CREASION successfully conducted programs in Kathmandu and Chitwan. The volunteers of Kathmandu Cohort visited an old age home named Manavsewa Ashram to celebrate and interact with the elderly. The volunteers eagerly interacted with the elderly people and celebrated Janai Purnima by making Quati for the elders and had a Mehendi session with them. The volunteers of Chitwan celebrated International Youth Day by setting their priorities and focusing on creating tangible improvement in their lives through creating vision boards that reflect their goals for self-improvement and environmental conservation. The session was led by Ms. Rammaya Shrestha, Community Outreach Officer and the event was graced with the presence of Mr. Bikram K.C, representation of Bottlers Nepal Terai Limited who shared his inspiring words on how youths can become the agents of change and help in reducing carbon emissions through Recycler Saathi.

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Day 3: Accidental Insurance to the Waste Workers of Chitwan

By Creasion
Jul 31, 2022

Recycler Saathi, a program of CREASION, initiated with the support of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Bottlers Nepal Terai Limited, successfully handed the insurance paper and provided an orientation on the insurance policy and claiming process for the waste workers of Chitwan. With this, Recycler Saathi has now successfully provided accidental insurance to 77 waste workers that will help ensure their occupational safety. Our sincere gratitude to Mr. Bikram K.C, representative from Bottlers Nepal Terai Limited, for gracing the event.

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Day 2: Accidental Insurance for the Waste Workers

By Creasion
Jul 30, 2022

Recycler Saathi, a program of Creasion Nepal, initiated with the support of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Bottlers Nepal Terai Limited, successfully visited 4 scrap centers yesterday to hand over accidental insurance papers to an additional 26 waste workers of Kathmandu. Accidental Insurance will help provide financial security to the waste workers from probable occupational safety hazards and unanticipated accidents in the workplace. A brief orientation on the policy and the claim process was also given by the Recycler Saathi team to empower the waste workers to understand the policy fully and seek financial leverage in case of any occupational accidents or hazards.

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Day 1 : Accidental Insurance for the Waste Workers

By Creasion
Jul 29, 2022

CREASION, through its program Recycler Saathi successfully provided accidental insurance to waste workers in different parts of Kathmandu and Chitwan, with the support of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Bottlers Nepal Terai Limited. One of the main objectives of Recycler Saathi is to secure our waste workers from possible occupational accidents and hazards and ensure their occupational safety. The event was graced by Mr. Dayahang Rai, Goodwill Ambassador of CREASION, and Ms. Sujata Koirala, Environment and Sustainability Manager of CREASION.

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Social Media for Advocacy

By Creasion
Jul 12, 2022

CREASION, through its program, Recycler Saathi, successfully held an interaction program with the youths of VFC (Volunteer for Change) Bharatpur, Sauraha, and Kasara about “Social media for advocacy” in an event supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Bottler’s Nepal Terai Limited. Led by Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder, and President of CREASION, the event held a valuable discussion session on how youths can become agents of change, and start advocacy for the right cause from their close circle, home, and society. Our Goodwill Ambassadors, Mrs. Keki Adhikari, and Mr. Parakram SJB Rana also held a powerful discussion on how advocacy can start from within and the ways by which social media can be a voice for the voiceless in this digital world. The youth of the session also highlighted persisting issues in their community like human-wildlife conflict, solid waste management, cyberbullying, mental health awareness, etc. Several advocacy tools and awareness strategies were also discussed on the mentioned issues.

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E- Pustakalaya for the leaders of the green world

By Creasion
Jul 11, 2022

CREASION through its project Recycler Saathi successfully installed e-pustakalaya (digital libraries) in Shree Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Chitarsari Ratnanagar Municipality, Ward 8, and Shree Bachyauli Madhymaik VIdhyalaya Ratnangar Municipality, Ward 6. It is an initiative to empower students by providing them access to the education materials digitally.This initiative is supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Bottlers Nepal Ltd. The event was graced by Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION, Mr. Bikram KC, representative of Bottlers Nepal Terai Limited, Mr. Parakram SJB Rana, Goodwill ambassador of CREASION and Mrs. Keki Adhikari, Goodwill ambassador of CREASION. E-Pustakalaya is an education-focused digital library containing full-text documents, books, images, videos, audio files, and interactive educational software that can be accessed through an intranet or on the Internet. With this project, the school, its students, teachers, and the community will now have online and offline access to 16,000 books, 2994 audiobooks and 2122 video collection.

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Plastic Waste Management Training

By Creasion
Jun 23, 2022

CREASION through its project Recycler Saathi successfully facilitated ‘Waste Segregation and Management Training” for two days to residents of Bharatpur Metropolitan City Ward no. 5. The program was planned and organized by Bharatpur Metropolitan City and had 113 participants from the community. Ms. Rammaya Shrestha, Community Outreach Officer from CREASION conducted the two-day training session. Thanks to Bharatpur Metropolitan City for developing such interventions for waste management.

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International Yoga Day

By Pranav Regmi
Jun 21, 2022

On the occasion of International Yoga Day (2022) Volunteer for Change (VFC), the youth wing of CREASION hosted a yoga session. During the event, participants from different colleges and youth groups were taught various yoga poses. The instructor talked about the different yoga postures and how they might aid in leading a healthy lifestyle, which made the course educational. After the session, the youths played a friendly futsal match among the attendees. The participants, engaged in two-way communication with the instructor to learn how to stretch their bodies properly. The event was held at Dhuku Futsal with a total number of 25 attendees.

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A Cleaner and Greener Chitwan

By CREASION
Jun 10, 2022

CREASION and Recycler Saathi were felicitated by the Bharatpur Metropolitan City today for its contribution to plastic waste management, youth engagement in environmental awareness, and active participation in the week-long events organized by Bharatpur Metropolitan for the celebration of World Environment Week. The closing ceremony was graced with the presence of Mayor Renu Dahal, Deputy Mayor Chitrasen Adhikari, Chief Administrative Officer, Ram Bandhu Subedhi, Chief Environment Division Er. Birat Ghimire, other officials of Bharatpur Metropolitan, Ward chairman of Bharatpur wards 1-29, and representatives of 12 different organizations working towards a cleaner and greener Chitwan.

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Drawing Competition to the students of Bharatpur Metropolitan City

By CREASION
Jun 09, 2022

CREASION and Recycler Saathi successfully facilitated a one-day essay and drawing competition organized by Bharatpur Metropolitan City. The program was conducted on the theme #OnlyOneEarth to promote the visual representation skills of students and inspire them to become more conscious and aware of the environment and current environmental issues. Around 60 students from three waste smart schools in Bharatpur; Shree Mohanpur Aadharvut Vidyalaya , Shree Chameli Devi Piya School, and Shree Madhyamik Vidyalaya took part in the initiative. Students who bagged the first, second and third prizes from each school were awarded art and stationery supplies for further motivation.

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STAKEHOLDERS IN ONE PLATFORM

By CREASION
Jun 09, 2022

CREASION and Recycler Saathi participated in an interaction program organized by Hetauda Metropolitan City regarding plastic waste management with the government officers, community members, and business officials. Mrs. Rammaya Shrestha, Community Outreach Officer of CREASION, facilitated a session on the topic of plastic waste management and segregation techniques required for solid waste reduction. The discussion mainly highlighted the need for collective action and shared responsibility to manage plastic waste pollution.

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Celebrating World Environment Day 2022

By Thinley Doma Ghale
Jun 05, 2022

World Environment Day 2022 is the biggest international day for the environment. Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and held annually since 1973, it has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental outreach. It is celebrated by millions of people across the world. On the occasion of World Environment Day 2022, CREASION and Recycler Saathi hosted a one-of-a-kind event known as “Swap Your Plastics” that emphasizes the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling promoting the theme "Only One Earth". The ceremony took place in Maharani Pokahari, Patan and the event was graced by Mr. Parakram Rana, Digital Content Creator for the event. The main goal of the event was to promote behavioral change and the adoption of healthy habits by utilizing the Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle concept, in which participants exchanged PET Bottles (Cold Beverages bottles /plastic bottles) in exchange for a plant where the PET Bottles would further be sent for recycling in our Recycling facility and reduce carbon emissions. On the same day, our team at Chitwan planted around 60+ plants in the different waste smart schools of Sauraha and Bharatpur. Students and teachers of our waste smart schools came together to plant the little saplings and pledged to take care of them. Our utmost gratitude to Chameli Devi Ma. Vi., Naughare, Bharatpur-3, Shree Ma. Bi. Chitrasari, Ratnanagar (Sauraha), Shree Bachhauli M. Vi., Ratnanagar (Sauraha) for coming together to celebrate with us.

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Celebrating Living Sustainability In Harmony with Nature on World Bicycle Day 2022

By Thinley Doma Ghale
Jun 04, 2022

Each year on June 3, World Bicycle Day is observed to spread awareness about sustainable transportation that also ensures one's physical wellbeing. The day reminds us of the age-old tradition prevalent in the world. It is a special day meant to be enjoyed by all people regardless of their age, color, or race. On June 4th, 2022 CREASION Nepal and Volunteer for Change (VFC) commemorated World Bicycle Day by raising awareness of Save Soil by riding a bicycle with the theme “Living Sustainability In Harmony with Nature”. The event was graced with the presence of Hon’ble Minister Mr. Ramsahay Prasad Yadav, Ministry of Forests and Environment. The initiative was done with the support of the association partners, Department of Environment, Cycle City Network 2020, Tour De' Lumbini, Green Way, AMN Nepal Unity For Sustainability, Rotaract Club Of Yala, Pancbike, Isha Foundation, GD Labs, Sano Paila (A Little Step) NAXA. The event would not have been possible without the support of our volunteers for coming together to celebrate World Bicycle Day leading up to World Environment Day 2022.

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Project Kick-Off on Preventing Plastic Waste in Nepal Rivers by Boosting the Informal Sector

By Thinley Doma Ghale
May 23, 2022

Norwegian Retailers Fund supports CREASION as well as GRID Arendal, Doko Recyclers, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) to Address Plastic Waste Pollution from the Rivers in Nepal Kathmandu: Today, CREASION Nepal, Grid Arendale, Doko Recyclers, International Solid Waste Association (ISAWA) and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) with International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) with the support from the Norwegian Retailers Fund announced the launch of a project titled Preventing Plastic in Nepal Rivers by Boosting the Informal Sector. The project launch was graced in the presence of Honorable Mr. Ramshaya Prasad Yadav, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Ms. Torun Dramdal, Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal, Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION. “The rivers of Bagmati is a scare place where we worship but due to plastic pollution the value of the river has decreased. Strong implementations of policies are needed in order to tackle this problem. We should inform people from the grass root level, teach them to segregate waste before and after the collection process. I will provide full support in helping prevent plastic pollution in Nepal rivers.” said Honorable Mr. Ramsahay Prasad Yadav, Ministry of Forests and Environment. Some of the components of the project entail creating an infrastructure and putting a system to separately collect and recycle different types of collected plastic. This project also includes the establishment of a small-scale locally run plastic recycling facility that can manage both high- and low-quality plastics to prevent littering in the rivers. “Today, when we look around Kathmandu valley, the rivers or landfill sites are filled with heaps of garbage which is mainly plastic” said Ms. Torun Dramdal, Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal. “The pollution of plastic has increased immensely from 1950s and the global impact is huge. The rise of plastic pollution pushed the Norwegian government to keep it at its top priority and due to the monsoon season in Kathmandu it has created a huge problem of flash floods, what we need is system change targeting the full lifecycle in working towards creating a proper waste management system and a recycling system that will help address issues of environmental protection” she further added. The informal sector plays a crucial role in waste management for Nepal. Informal waste workers range from collectors to waste pickers and scrap dealers. Many of the estimated 10,000–15,000 waste pickers working in Kathmandu Valley are women, but they are among the most marginalized. “Informal Waste Workers are an important component to the environment. Thus, behavioral change communication should be enforced to encourage people to keep and sustain a clean and healthy environment. For plastic recycling and the development in preventing plastics in Nepal Rivers, the use of advanced technology should be brought. ” said Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION. As the population of Kathmandu increases, plastic usage and thereby waste generation is also growing. Approaches to managing waste in the capital include unorganized dumping and open burning. On average, 48% of the waste in municipalities is landfilled, while 32% is burnt, and 27% is openly dumped on riversides.

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Occupational Safety Training and Health Camp Incepted at Bharatpur, Chitwan

By Thinley Doma Ghale
May 22, 2022

CREASION and Recycler Saathi successfully conducted Occupational Safety Training and Health Camp for Waste Workers in the scrap centers of Chitwan district with the support of The Coca-Cola Foundation. The training included a session to train the waste workers on how to properly use safety gear such as - shoes, gloves, masks, reflector jackets, medical kit, and dignity kits. It also included an awareness session on basic hygiene and potential occupational risks followed by a medical health check-up. The Waste workers from Chitwan were given training on occupational safety and were also provided with safety gear and the required equipment for the safety of the scrap centers. A medical officer also did a health checkup of all the waste workers that were present at the event. Furthermore, the scrap centers were also equipped with safety amenities and fire extinguishers to prevent and tackle potential workplace fire hazards. In addition to that, an awareness tool, and infographics with basic safety protocols were also provided at each location for future reference.

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Promoting Climate Smart Entrepreneurship in Madhesh Province

By Phurpa Sherpa
May 22, 2022

The Climate-Smart Entrepreneurship Team as part of Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth (NYCAGG) Project visited Madesh Pradesh for a six long day field trip. The team successfully conducted outreach workshops, "Creating Ideas for Climate-Smart Start-ups", at different colleges of Madhesh Province namely Jana Jyoti Multiple Campus, Lalbandi, Chaturbhujeshwar Janata Multiple Campus, Harion of Sarlahi District, Janta Ma. Vi. and Nava Kshitiz college of Bardibas, in Mahottari District, Model Multiple College in Janakpur of Dhanusha District, Rajarshi Janak Campus in Janakpurdham and Hanuman Youth Club in Janakpurdham. During their time in the field, they also visited different villages in the Mahottari, Sarlahi, and Janakpur districts, actively communicating the idea of a climate-smart entrepreneurship program to the locals. The main purpose of the workshop was to aware the youths of Madhesh province about the climate-smart entrepreneurship program, a detailed procedure to be a part of the program, and basic steps to brainstorm business ideas in groups. The students were divided into groups and were taught basic steps to brainstorm business ideas from among the group.

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Know Your Plastics Workshop.

By Sushila Shrestha
May 19, 2022

Recycler Saathi with the support of the Coca-Cola Foundation successfully conducted a one-day ‘know your plastics workshop’ with over 35 students of Volunteer for Change (VFC) Chitwan cohort. The main objective of the workshop was to make them understand the Resin Identification Code (RIC), the identification of the seven different kinds of plastics namely PET, HDPE, PVC, LDPE, PP, PS, and others based on the code, its physical features, and properties. The workshop also covered the history of plastics and global recycling trends. Along with that the youths also identified different types of plastics that are there in their vicinities. The workshop ended with a roundtable discussion amongst youths and an interactive quiz.

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Induction Session to Volunteer for Change, Bharatpur Cohort

By Pranav Raj Regmi
May 19, 2022

An induction session was formally conducted to the volunteers of Bharatpur Cohort at CREASION’s Regional Office in Bharatpur, Chitwan. The main agenda of this induction was to welcome new Volunteers and give brief overview of Volunteer for Change (VFC), familiarize the mission, vision, and goals of Volunteer for Change (VFC), and celebrate the spirit of volunteerism. The first session was conducted by Ms. Sushila Shrestha, Program Intern who gave a brief introduction to CREASION’s background and its mission, vision, and goals. The volunteers were introduced to Ms. Rammaya Shrestha, Regional Community Officer who briefed them about the ongoing projects of Recycler Saathi. The second session was conducted by Ms. Sushila Shrestha, Program Intern where she presented “Know Your Plastics” a brief workshop about different types of plastics and their identification. The volunteers were then shown the process of baling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Bottles to aware them of carbon emissions and how small actions can make a significant difference in the environment. The overall session was moderated by Mr. Pranav Raj Regmi, Youth Engagement Officer who concluded the session b showing the Volunteer for Change (VFC) annual plan and Volunteers Engagement Plan throughout the coming events.

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Honoring the Recycling Heroes of Kathmandu | Hamro Cycle Yatra 2022

By Thinley Doma Ghale
Apr 30, 2022

Waste Workers are a crucial and essential part in keeping the environment clean. They are the most underrepresented people in the waste management sector. Hamro Cycle Yatra #DignityforAll is held annually to publicly honor waste workers and to admire their remarkable involvement in keeping our environment clean and healthy. The Hamro Cycle Yatra rally is a symbol of unity where all government, private institutions, youths, and waste workers come together to recognize the environmental challenges of the nation and to appreciate the remarkable contribution of waste workers in maintaining a clean environment. The Hamro Cycle Yatra aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals 11, #Recyclingheroes theme by Recycling Day Foundation, and supports the UNEA 5.2 plastic treaty. Around 300 participants joined the cycle rally, making it a grand success. The rally commenced opposite Jawlakhel Birendra Salik then proceeded through Dhobighat, Sanepa, Bakundole, Pulchowk Engineering College to Patan Dhoka and ended at Nagbahal. We were graced with the presence of Mr. Gopal Prasad Aryal, Director General for the Department of Environment, Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION, Dr. Ghana Shyam Gurung, Country Representative of WWF Nepal, Mrs. Keki Adhikari, Goodwill Ambassador of CREASION, Mrs. Sushila Kathayat, Budhanilkantha Women’s Forum run by Haritnagar Abian, Mr. Rajesh Kalwar, Imadol Platic Udhyog, and Mr. Padam Rai, R.P Recycle Collection and Management. The cycle rally also had medical camps for the waste workers where they received free eye and dental checkups. Furthermore, the waste workers were provided with certificates and medals from the distinguished guests for their contribution to the environment. We would like to thank our supporting partners The Coca-Cola Foundation, Bottlers Nepal Terai Ltd, implementation partner Volunteer for Change, and association partners Clean Up Nepal, Community Health Service Centre of Nagbahal, Dental Care Centre, Greenway Nepal, Girls Empowered by Travel Nepal, Cycle City Network, Kathmandu Cycle Group, Kora- Cycling Challenge, Lions Club International, Lions Club of Kathmandu, Nepal Cycle Society, Rato Bangla School, Samsara Creation, Social Tours, Waste Trade and Women Cycling Nepal for making this event a grand success.

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Interaction between the waste management stakeholders of Nepal

By Thinley Doma Ghale
Apr 29, 2022

CREASION, Recycler Saathi, Waste Trade, and The Coca-Cola Foundation successfully organized an interaction session between the plastic waste management stakeholders of Nepal. The interaction program was graced with the presence of Hon’ble minister Mr. Ramsahay Prasad Yadav Minister of Forests and Environment, Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION, and 30 balers from different areas of Kathmandu valley. Similarly, representatives from different private companies and NGOs that are actively working in the plastic waste management sector of Nepal were also present at the event. The main agenda of the session was to facilitate the interaction of the plastic waste management stakeholders with the Ministry of Forests and Environment (MOFE) to highlight the issues regarding the current scenario of plastic waste management, challenges faced by the stakeholders, and possible interventions to achieve a holistic and robust plastic waste management system. Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder, and President of CREASION, also suggested a policy level workshop in near future to actively discuss the role of key stakeholders in making the existing system more sustainable. Moreover, Hon’ble Minister Mr. Ramsahay Prasad Yadav thanked all the plastic waste management stakeholders for their contribution to our health, our environment, and our economy and emphasized that MOFE will actively work to address the issues discussed.

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Handover of Baling Machine to R.P Recycling Baling Unit

By CREASION
Apr 24, 2022

Recycler Saathi with the support of The Coca-Cola Foundation, successfully handed over a baling machine to R.P. Recycling Baling Unit in Pepsicola, Bhaktapur. We were honored by the presence of Rajesh Ayapilla, Director CSR and Sustainability for India and South West Asia (INSWA),The Coca-Cola Company, Dr. Aaditya Panda, Senior Manager, The Coca-Cola Company and Lakshan Madurasinghe, Regional Lead- Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability,The Coca-Cola Company during the handover event. The main purpose of this event was to equip the waste workers with machinery to increase their PET plastic recycling capacity.

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Celebrating the spirit of Volunteerism on Volunteer Recognition Day 2022

By Pranav Raj Regmi
Apr 20, 2022

Volunteer Recognition Day was formally conducted on April 20, 2022 for VFC Kathmandu volunteers at the CREASION premise to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism. The volunteers shared their inspiration and aspirations for joining VFC and was provided membership cards, badges and T-shirts. Expressing his journey in formation of Creasion, Aanand Mishra, founder and president of CREASION, shared the start of CREASION his journey, on how he started to volunteer and what led to the start of Volunteer for Change and CREASION. He encouraged young minds to take active participation in programs and become an active advocate in volunteerism. The volunteers were introduced to Sujata Koirala, Environment and Sustainability Manager of CREASION, where she briefed about CREASION’s ongoing projects and shared her experience of working in Creasion from being an Associate and now the Manager of the organization. Vikram Upadhaya, Head of Education and Advocacy of CREASION, highlighted the essence of volunteerism and showcased the annual activities and programs planned for the upcoming year for Volunteer for Change, 2022. Binita Niraula, Program and Operations Intern at Himalayan Institute for Civic Action and Policy (iCAP), presented the volunteers a briefing on the organization's mission, vision, and goals, as well as a short explanation on how to vote in the next election. Anupam Mishra, Sales and Marketing Officer of Waste Trade, spoke about the value of volunteers' contributions to the environment throughout the session. The overall session was moderated by Mr. Pranav Raj Regmi, Youth Engagement Officer, and the session was concluded by showing the VFC Annual plan and Volunteers Engagement Plan throughout the coming events.

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Plastic Waste Management Exhibition

By Thinley Doma Ghale
Apr 19, 2022

Recycler Saathi successfully participated in a one-day plastic waste management exhibition for the ‘Environmental conservation and waste management exhibition and interaction program’ hosted by the Bharatpur Metropolitan City on April 19,2022. This event was a platform where the Chief Distict Officer of Chitwan, Mr. Asman Tamang, mayor and deputy mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Renu Dahal, and Parabati Shah Thakuri and government officials came together to exhibit and celebrate the environmental conservation and waste management ideas and efforts of professionals, stakeholders, and local community members.

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Provincial Kickoff at Madhesh province for the project “Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth (NYCAGG)”

By Thinley Doma Ghale
Apr 11, 2022

A provincial kick-off meeting was held with consortium partners Youth Innovation Lab, Restless Development Nepal, CREASION, Center for Disaster and Management Studies in Janakpur, Madhesh Province on April 10, 2022, for the project “Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth (NYCAGG)” in the presence of Chief Minister Mr. Mohammad Lalbabu Raut Gaddhi. This project is funded by the European Union and focuses on empowering youths in the age group of 15-29 years by offering them a platform for strengthening their entrepreneurial growth in the green economy sector. Climate Fellowship, Climate Smart Entrepreneurship, Mentee-mentorship, Digital Advocacy, and Youth Sounding Board are the activities that are going to be conducted in this project to empower young people by providing job opportunities, generating innovative ideas to address climate and environmental issues, and advocating for policy changes that promote environmental protection. The kickoff meeting focused on the overview of the project and encouraged the youths from the Madhesh province to participate in it. One of the major highlights of the event was the launch of the idea-call for Climate Smart Entrepreneurship by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhesh Province, Mr. Mohammad Lalbabu Raut Gaddhi, in Nepali, English, Maithili, and Bhojpuri. He encouraged all the youths to participate in the project and develop innovative green enterprises. He stated, “Madhesh Pradesh is more prone to disasters in comparison to other provinces of Nepal. In such, the youths of Madhesh have a crucial role in climate action. The Madhesh province government will do the necessary to mobilize youths in conserving the environment while venturing into innovative entrepreneurship.” Ms. Chandra Thapa, Under Secretary of the National Youth Council, was also present at the kick-off and shared NYC’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship. She stated, “NYC has prioritized youth entrepreneurship and conducted several entrepreneurship literacy programs at the provincial level. Nepali youths are migrating abroad for a livelihood, and it is the government’s responsibility to provide income-generating opportunities for them.” She also shared how she learned about the importance of climate action through this kick-off event, and stressed on the need of establishing Innovation Labs across all provinces. Aanand Mishra, the Founder and President of CREASION, also shared his thoughts on the environmental status-quo in the country. He stated, “If we don’t align our actions with the environment, it’s going to hurt the coming generations. Disasters are already getting more frequent and intense. It is time for us to act.” Speaking on the need to support youths, he also added, “Nepalese youths are moving abroad for studies and employment, due to a lack of opportunities here. Young Nepali people are innovative; they have great ideas, but don't have any support in making their ideas come to life. This program will provide them with the necessary mentorship and seed fund to realize their climate-smart business ideas.”

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Mindfulness Practice: Managing Your Emotions

By Pranav Raj Regmi
Apr 07, 2022

On the occasion of World Health Day on 7th April 2022, Volunteer for Change organized a session on 'Mindfulness Practice: Managing Your Emotions' virtually carrying the slogan of “Health comes first”. In this session, we kept mental well-being at the forefront and the participants got a chance to experience mental well-being by practicing mindfulness.   The main speaker for the program was Mr. Ekal Silwal from ICAP, who is also a longtime mindfulness practitioner. He shared different tools and techniques such as deep breathing exercises, the art of knowing yourself, and the self-grounding technique. These tools helped participants to address their problem and cope with them. Shrisha Nepal, the initiator of Monday Mental Health (MMH), also spoke on the purpose behind starting MMH. The session was moderated by Pranav Raj Regmi, the Youth Engagement Officer at CREASION. Overall 25+ youths from various backgrounds participated in the program. Insightful sharing between the participants and speakers regarding mindfulness practice, and personal experiences were addressed & discussed in the end. 

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Green initiatives felicitated with How Green Are You?

By Sushila Shrestha
Mar 15, 2022

#How Green are you? 2022 was launched by CREASION and Recycler Saathi to encourage self-awareness in consumers regarding sustainable practices as well as celebrate local and individual level efforts to sustainability. More than 40+ participants from all over Nepal took part in this initiative and showcased their individual efforts to achieve a sustainable future. The initiative was sponsored and supported by leading eco-business ventures in Nepal like Leklekk, Dhaasoo, Ecosathi Nepal, Samsara Creation, and Deego Nepal. A webinar was conducted on March 15th, 2022 to formally conclude the How Green are you contest. The keynote speakers for the webinar were leading eco-entrepreneurs of Nepal representing various eco-business ventures. Ms. Yajaswi Rai, Founder of Leklekk Nepal. Kushal Achhami, CEO and Co-Founder of Samsaara Creation. Ms. Rajani Gurung, Co-founder and Operations Manager of Deego Nepal.   The highlights of the webinar were: Insightful sharing between the participants and our keynote speakers regarding Nepal’s green business market, sustainability issues, and personal experiences towards sustainability. Winner announcement of How Green Are You? Contest by our judges. Celebration of all the entries by featuring collages of all the participants.   The webinar concluded with a speech from our winner, Ms. Shreejana Bajracharya. Here’s a video link for the webinar broadcast live on the official Facebook page of CREASION. https://fb.watch/bPWaAavVW8/

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Honoring Recycling Heroes on Hamro Cycle Yatra leading up to Global Recycling Day

By Thinley Doma Ghale
Mar 09, 2022

CREASION in association with The Coca-Cola Foundation, Bottler's Nepal (Terai) Limited and other youth organizations organized the annual event Hamro Cycle Yatra to publicly honor the waste workers for their remarkable contributions to the waste management sector, leading up to the Global Recycling Day on March 18, 2022. Hamro Cycle Yatra commenced on March 9 with a cycle rally from Belchowk, Bharatpur with waste workers. Our association partners, youths, and volunteers were present at the event. Upon reaching Chaubiskothi, waste workers were honored in the presence of Mrs. Parbati Shah, Deputy Mayor of Bharatpur Municipality, adorning the waste workers with a tika for their hard work. After the formal address, the rally proceeded to the Recycler Saathi Center in Shivaghat. The ceremony continued with a short round of speeches from our association partners 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, Chitwan Smart Scouts Crew, The United Chitwan, and Recovering Nepal. The event was addressed by Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION, and Bikram K.C, The Coca-Cola Foundation. The waste workers were then provided with a certificate for their hard work and contribution to keeping the environment clean through recycling and provided with lunch. Celebrations of the event followed with a drama on waste, and dance and music to mark the celebration of Global Recycling Week. The CREASION team, volunteers, and youths of Chitwan also held an early Holi celebration and ended the event with a satisfied grin on all of our faces.

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Day 2 of Occupational Safety Training and Health Camp

By Thinley Doma Ghale
Feb 20, 2022

On the second day, CREASION team conducted an Occupational Safety Training and Health Camp for waste workers of आर. पी. रिसाइकल संकलन तथा व्यस्वथापन and हलेसी सुवास कलेशन सेन्टर with the support of The Coca-Cola Foundation Nepal and Bottler’s Nepal Limited. Over 25 waste workers were given training, safety gear, and a health check-up through a medical officer at the site. The occupational safety training included a session to provide instructions to the waste workers on how to properly use safety amenities such as safety gear - shoes, gloves, mask, reflector jacket and cap, first aid, dignity kits, and fire extinguishers, workplace etiquette, and basic hygiene awareness. The scrap centers were also equipped with safety amenities as a means to avoid workplace risks. In addition to that, as an awareness tool, infographics with the name of the scrap center and basic safety protocols were also provided at each location.

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Occupational Safety Training and Health Camp 2022 incepted

By Thinley Doma Ghale
Feb 17, 2022

CREASION initiated Recycler Saathi 3.0 with an Occupational Safety Training and Health Camp for waste workers of बुढानिलकण्ठ महिला मञ्च दुवारा सञ्चलित हरितनगर आबियन with the support of The Coca-Cola Foundation Nepal and Bottler’s Nepal Limited. The program started with a short and brief introduction of the waste workers and the CREASION team, followed by a short briefing on occupational safety led by Pratik Bajracharya and Monica Khadka. The training also included a health checkup for the waste workers by Dr. Sandesh Ghimire, the medical consultant who conducted a thorough check-up of the waste workers present in the facility. The training session consisted of demonstrations such as proper ways to wash hands, removing gloves, and in case of any emergencies, how to use a fire extinguisher. The waste collection center was presented with a bucket, fire extinguisher, shovel, and safety helmets for safety measures in case of a fire hazard. Individual waste workers were provided with safety gears such as masks, gloves, shoes, and safety suits work in dumping sites and landfills and are exposed to different types of waste materials that could harm them. Along with that, they were also provided with safety jackets, T-shirts, and shoes.

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Shree Bachyauli Madhyamik Vidhyalaya victorious in the Waste Smart Schools Quiz

By Abish Man Shakya
Feb 14, 2022

Shree Bachyauli Madhyamik Vidhyalaya won first prize in the virtual ‘Waste Smart School Quiz’ competition between Waste Smart Schools in Chitwan on February 14 on the occasion of Eco Club Day 2022. The quiz competition tested the knowledge of the students from five waste smart schools on topics related to conservation, pollution and environment. Shree Kadam Aadharbhut Vidhyalaya Kasara and Shree Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Chitrasari won the prize for the first and second runner-up of the competition. The other two schools participating in the event were Shree Chameli Devi Piya Madhyamik School and Shree Madhyamik Vidhyalaya Baraghare. The event was organized by CREASION, Volunteer For Change and Recycler Saathi.

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Educators Present Possible Ways for Education Transformation

By Abish Man Shakya
Jan 24, 2022

On the occasion of International Day of Education 2022 on January 24, CREASION and Volunteer for Change organized an education webinar titled ‘Changing Course, Transforming Education’--also the theme of this day--bringing in professionals with great experience working in education. The theme focused on changes through education and a need for significant transformation in education. Furthermore, the theme focused on building relationships with each other, nature, and adapting to technology. For the program, we had 6 speakers who spoke on various themes. They were: 1. Niharika Mainali, Changing Stories Nepal Remedial Education to Mitigate Learning Loss 2. Krishna Kumar K.C., Teach for Nepal Academic Gap, Education Access and Educational Aspiration 3. Bhawana Shrestha, My Emotions Matter Embracing Vulnerability and Championing Empathy for Transformative Learning 4. Binod Shahi, Sir of the Himalayas Making Rural Education Accessible 5. Vikram Upadhyay, CREASION Issues Around Public Education in Nepal 6. Mahabir Pun, National Innovation Centre Innovation in Education Over the course of an hour, each speaker briefly talked about their involvement and experiences in education, the problems in education, and possible solutions or way forward for transforming education in Nepal. Here’s a Live video link of the program broadcasted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creasion.nepal/videos/1172588573276451

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International Volunteers Day 2021 celebrated

By Shailshree Aryal
Dec 05, 2021

International Volunteer Day is celebrated on the 5th of December every year as an occasion to appreciate and celebrate the efforts of volunteers all over the world. Volunteers are one of the most important components with the goal to collectively work towards attaining sustainable development throughout the globe. This year on the occasion of International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2021, United Nations Volunteers Nepal (UNVN) organized an event at Hotel Himalaya on the occasion of IVD 2021, the country award- Swayamsevak Award 2021, and the inauguration of Volunteer Catalogue. Objectives: To inaugurate the Volunteer Catalogue. To celebrate the volunteers around the globe and their utmost effort in their work and support throughout the community as well as to promote volunteerism and encourage our government to support the initiative. To announce the winners of the country award – Swayamsewak Award 2021.   Distinguished Guests: Hon’ble minister Maheswar Gahatraj Athak, Ministry of Youth and Sports Mr. Micheal Croft, Country Representative for UNESCO Nepal Ms. Miyeon Park, Portfolio Specialist from UNV Asia and Pacific Ms. Kaajal Pradhan, Hub Director from Restless Development   Modality: The modality of the event was done through a hybrid model where the program was live streamed through Facebook as well as could be joined through zoom and the stalls from various organization was organized at Hotel Himalaya (in-person). Program: The event started off with a flash mob dance by the volunteers with further moved along towards the special remarks from the distinguished guests. There was a short drama performed by the volunteers and support organizations. With the announcement of Swayamsewak Award, the highlight of the event- the Volunteer Catalogue was integrated by the hon’ble minister Maheswar Gahatraj Athak. The Volunteer Catalogue is a booklet symbol of 50 years of establishment of UNV Nepal where 50 inspiring stories will be collected which will talk about the significance of volunteerism as well as stories from volunteers all across the nation. This booklet was a contribution to the volunteer literature of the nation. The winners for the country award: Swayamsewak Award 2021 were Ms. Sumirta Magrati for Gender empowerment; Dr. Shishir Giri for Contribution towards the fight against COVID-19; Mr.Sanjay Bhandari for Innovation and transforming food systems. The runner-ups for the respective categories were Ms. Kusum K.C. for Contribution to fight against COVID-19 and Mr. Dilnawaz Sheikh Ali for Gender Empowerment. The winner for the Swayamsewak Award under the UN Category was Ms. Machiko Kitagawa, Generation Unlimited Coordinator at UNICEF Nepal, and the runner-up was awarded to Mr. Kenji Kitamura is working for UNICEF Nepal as an Early Childhood Education and Development officer. Interactive and informative stalls from multiple supporting organizations were present at the venue. Volunteers and the guests had the opportunity to go through all the stalls and interact with each other under the same theme of “Volunteer now for our common future.”

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Stories told at Khulla Kitab to battle stereotypes and prejudeices

By Abish Man Shakya
Dec 03, 2021

‘Khulla Kitab: Hear My Story’, an intimate storytelling event to battle prejudices and stereotypes was initiated by CREASION and VFC Kathmandu at Genesis Café, Pani Pokhari, Kathmandu on December 3, 2021 leading up to International Volunteers Day. It was an open event for people to listen and tell stories that shaped by their ideals, identity, and incidents that have made a huge impact on their lives. These were stories of hope and sacrifices, of support and encouragement, of neglect and being undermined. Though everyone was invited to tell their stories, the event had some features speakers whose stories the audience primarily listened to. The featured speakers were:   Radha Shrestha - Burn Survivor (Help Society Nepal, Radhako Burn Survivors) Binod Shahi - Educator (Sir of the Himalayas) Radha Paudel - Nurse, Author, Activist (Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation) Anup Gurung - Adventurer, Expedition Leader and River Activist, (Mission East to West, Nepal Kayak Club) Milan Rai - Social Practice Artist (Vriksha Foundation) Shrisha Nepal - Mental Health Advocate (Jibiko Media, Mondays For Mental Health (MMH)) Anjila Shrestha - Fashion Designer and Makeup Artist (Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Lifestyle) Anuj Rai Petter – LGBTIQ+ Activist (Blue Diamond Society)  

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Beautiful Trees Felicitated: Tree of the Year Nepal 2021

By Abish Man Shakya
Nov 21, 2021

The winners of the Tree of the Year 2021 have finally been announced in an award ceremony with the photography and storytelling exhibition held in Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap. Bibek Shrestha was triumphant winning the first prize followed by Tripti Tamang Pakhrin and Biplav Regmi, the first and second runner-up. The winners won the prize of Rs. 50,000, Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 20,000 respectively. Tree of the Year, affiliated to Asian Tree of the Year, is a national level photography and storytelling competition, is incepted with an aim to conserve trees with special values, beliefs and significance associated with the indigenous communities for their identification and protection. The top three winning photographs of Tree of the Year Nepal will now be competing at the Asian level. Bibek discovered the Peepal tree biking from Dhanushadham temple from Janakpurdham where bikers and cyclers often take refuge under the tree and explained how Charkose Jhadi was once a dense subtropical forest belt but that his province now has the lowest forest cover in Nepal. Tripty’s tree stands alone in the vast landscape of a barren cold desert almost seems like an oasis of offerings. The Shukpa tree in Manang is just that- a tree that has cultural, religious, medicinal, and geographical significance to the people. Biplav’s tree is the only tree that is situated in the middle of the fields quite often used as a place to rest after a long day of working on the fields. It could be seen as an oasis in the hot days of Terai. Mr Indu Kumar Joshi, Deputy DG, Department of Environment said, “Trees are an essential part of life which is required in every aspect of our daily living. Youths' engagement in biodiversity conservation is necessary. As trees are being destroyed and houses are being made in their place, as pollution is increasing day by day. This event opens our eyes on educating us and looking in a multi-dimensional perspective as one tree can change one’s life.” Dr Ghana Shyam Subedi, WWF Nepal said, “It is important for youth to be involved in bio-diversity So, it is important for youths to be involved in the conservation of trees for future reference.” Mr Ranjit Acharya, CEO of Prisma Advertising said, “What does a tree tell? I breathe air so that you can live, we can know the importance of the trees through this which is why it is necessary to voice out our opinions on the importance of trees. The participants showed the importance of trees of local communities so as the local communities will do something for the preservation of these trees.” Mr Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION Nepal said, “There is a bond created with this competition. We are committed to continuing this competition. Let’s preserve Nepal’s nature, plant more trees. A small contribution can make a big difference. We need to look from a governmental perspective and find better ways to preserve trees by not cutting them and envision a conscious outlook for the community.” The event was attended by Mr Indu Kumar Joshi, Deputy DG, Department of Environment, Dr Ghana Shyam Subedi, WWF Nepal, Mr Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION Nepal, Dr Chudamani Joshi- Landscape Ecologist, Special Advisor to the Embassy of Finland, Kathmandu, Mr Ranjit Acharya- CEO of Prisma Advertising, Motivational Speaker, Writer, Poet and Lyricist, Mr Bisam Gyawali- United Nations Volunteers Nepal (UNV) Country Coordinator and Nisha Adhikari Malla- Goodwill Ambassador- Tree of the Year Nepal, Actress, Model and Mountaineer who was also present for the ceremony. The Asian Tree of the Year is running in five different countries: Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, and Nepal. The continent-wide contest is organized by Carbon Consulting Company (CCC), and the nationwide competition is organized by CREASION in Nepal partnered with United Nations Volunteers Nepal (UNV Nepal). The purpose of Tree of the Year Nepal is to give significance to trees in Nepal which have cultural significance by bringing out stories to create an impact by touching the hearts of people to ensure better care and protection. For the past three renditions, Nepal and our winners have won 1st place in “Asian Tree of the Year” for three consecutive years. Our judging panel consisted of our esteemed judges who have a great eye for photography and stories are joining us for the 5th Tree of the Year Nepal event. The list of judges is as follows: 1. Dr Chudamani Joshi- Landscape Ecologist, Special Advisor to the Embassy of Finland, Kathmandu 2. Mr Ranjit Acharya- CEO of Prisma Advertising, Motivational Speaker, Writer, Poet and Lyricist 3. Bikash Karki- President, Photo Journalist Club and Photo Editor, Annapurna Post. 4. Bisam Gyawali- United Nations Volunteers Nepal (UNV) Country Coordinator 5. Nisha Adhikari Malla- Goodwill Ambassador- Tree of the Year Nepal, Actress, Model and Mountaineer Submissions for the contest were open from September 1, 2021, to October 9, 2021. The 2021 Tree of the Year Nepal was provided with additional support by Photo Concern.

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Basic Complaint Mechanisms for Sexual Harassment explored

By Abish Man Shakya
Nov 18, 2021

A session on Basic Complaint Mechanisms for Sexual Harassment was held at the CREASION office in Baluwataar on November 18, 2021 for VFC Kathmandu. The session explored what is considered sexual harassment, the legalities behind actions considered harassment, ways to act against harassment and a fun session on distinguishing a compliment from a catcall. Overall, more than a dozen people were in attendance and the interactive session enticed the volunteer groups to further carry out such a session at various schools and institutions. The session was held by Shoumya Risal and Shailshree Aryal, two law graduates and members of the CREASION team.

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MELT - People's Climate Mobilization Nepal 2021

By Abish Man Shakya
Nov 09, 2021

As the world representatives gathered in Glasgow, Scotland from October 31 to November 12, 2021 for COP26 summit to bring parties towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, various institutions and organizations got together to show their solidarity to address the current environmental problems of the world. On November 8, 2021, People's Climate Mobilization Nepal 2021 worked collectively to raise a voice for climate justice as we held various demonstration such as wheel-chair dance, monologues, live art, tree of hope and more at Basantapur, Kathmandu. Previously, there have been successful gatherings for solidarity with the People's Climate March-Kathmandu 2014 and People's Climate Mobilization 2015. CREASION took part in the demonstrations as a dozen volunteers from VFC Kathmandu joined the mobilization and conveyed their message on the urgency of climate action and the need for climate justice. Collectively, we demanded: Separate Finance to address the Loss and damage and No climate Finance in Loan. No to Net Zero, we call for Real Zero No Climate Justice without Gender Justice No to Oil drilling in Nepal We Demand Rich Countries do their Fair share No to false solutions to address the climate crisis. Organizers: Avni Center for Sustainability Centre for Social Change - Freedom Studio Center for Research and Sustainable Development Nepal (CREASION) Consortium for Land Research and Policy Dialogue (COLARP) Cycle City Network Nepal Digo Bikas Institute Extinction Rebellion Youth Nepal Global shapers Kathmandu Hub Indigenous Women’s Legal Awareness Group Jagaran Nepal Janaswastha Jiwanta Nepal National Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal (NIDWAN) Nepal Cycle Society Powershifters Nepal Rotaract Club of Kupandole Saturday Plein Air 'We' for Change YUWA  

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Psychological First Aid brought into conversation

By Abish Man Shakya
Oct 10, 2021

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, CREASION and VFC organized an online session on an 'Introduction to Psychological First Aid' on August 10, 2021. The session was held by VFC Kathmandu volunteer Christeena Dhakal, a student of public health. The idea of the program was to introduce Psychological First Aid, a modular approach to provide first-line psychological support to people in the immediate aftermath of situations such as disaster and terrorism. In the session, Christeena explained the why's of PFA, who, when an where to apply, how to help and the ethics behind PFA. After the presentation on PFA was over, it was followed by a brief Q&A session on PFA and some questions on mental health.  An open call for volunteers to join VFC Kathmandu was also announced at the end of the event. The deadline is set for August 26, 2021.

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CREASION in support of WWF Nepal launches Waste Smart Museum in Chitwan National Park

By CREASION
Sep 23, 2021

CREASION Nepal in support of WWF Nepal establishes a waste smart museum in Chitwan National Park check-point. As Chitwan national park is a home to many endangered flora and fauna as well as houses many incoming tourists, the project ‘Empowering Youth Towards a Zero-Waste National Park’ is implemented to create a positive nexus in effective waste management, sustainable eco-tourism with zero-carbon footprint as well as empowerment of the local communities specifically by educating, empowering and inspiring a generation of youth and children for proper waste management. The waste smart museum is one of its kind innovative models which is designed to provide the visitors and the locals a conscious outlook towards conservation and source segregation of waste. The installation of a museum is a step towards bridging the gap of knowledge at a grassroots level. The museum is an assemblage of two manual bottles crushers, display LED screen, LED posters and allotted dustbins where visitors can reduce the volume of the plastic waste with the help of a crusher and effectively dispose different waste to the allotted dustbins. The infographics in the museum aware the community by disseminating messages related to waste management, environmental conservation and sustainability. The museum looks forward to collecting 1000 kgs of waste within the period of 10 months for recycling purposes. The initiative is an effort to inculcate behavioral changes in people by actively engaging local youth and children. The project till date has been able to reach 100 youth and 200 children through five waste-smart eco clubs in schools of Kasara and Sauraha, zero waste trainings as well as clean up campaigns. All these activities align in protecting the biodiversity of the national park from human activities mainly the haphazard disposal of waste. The waste smart museum was inaugurated in an event organized in Sauraha on September 23, 2021 in the presence of Mr. Narayan Ban, Mayor of Ratnanagar Municipality, Mr. Ananath Baral, Chief Warden, Chitwan National Park, Mr. Bala Ram Dahal, Ward Chairperson, Ward No. 6, Ratnanagar Municipality, Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION and representatives from WWF Nepal. Goodwill ambassador of CREASION and acclaimed actor, Dayahang Rai was also present for inauguration event.

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CREASION and WWF Nepal hold interactive session with VFCs and Waste Smart Eco Clubs

By Abish Man Shakya
Sep 22, 2021

The CREASION team comprising of Founder and President Aanand Mishra and Goodwill Ambasador Dayahang Rai, and WWF representatives Shristi KC and Roshna Subedi Mishra held interactive sessions with VFC Kasara, VFC Sauraha, VFC Bharatpur and Waste Smart Eco Clubs of Laxmi MaVi in Kasara, and Bachhyauli MaVi and MaVi Chitrasari of Sauraha from September 22 to 24 for children and youths of Chitwan as a part of Empowering Youths Towards a Zero Waste Workshop. The youths and children explained the activities they have been involved in and expressed their learnings since being involved with the VFC and Waste Smart Eco Club. The CREASION and WWF Nepal team interacted with the children and youths to understand their stance on keeping clean the Chitwan National Park, the local issues of Chitwan and shared their own experiences of being involved as youths in environmental activities. Teachers of the respective schools expressed their gratitude in providing the opportunities for children and youths to be involved in conservation and sustainability initiatives. Overall, it was a fruitful meetup held in a span of three days at Laxmi Mavi in Kasara, Chitwan Gaida Lodge in Sauraha and CREASION’s Regional Office in Bharatpur in Chitwan.

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Door-To-Door Waste Inspection Held in Ratnanagar

By Abish Man Shakya
Sep 20, 2021

As a part of the Empowering Youths Towards a Zero Waste Workshop, CREASION with support of WWF Nepal, conducted a Door-to-Door Waste Inspection of houses in Ratnanagar-6 and Ratnanagar-7 in Sauraha, Chitwan on September 20. The inspection was conducted to understand how households manage their waste and provide them with feedbacks for waste segregation. All households inspected had segregated their household waste into degradable and non-biodegradable. The degradable waste is disposed in their farms and gardens that serve as vital nutrients for the crops and non-degradable waste are collected by the municipality once or twice a week. Some households separated the glass bottles that are occasionally collected by some waste collectors. Others were informed that glass could be collected by these waste collectors and that PET bottles could also be further segregated and provided to waste collectors.

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Household Waste Management Workshop conducted for Waste Smart Eco Clubs

By Abish Man Shakya
Sep 15, 2021

On September 15, 2021, CREASION with support of WWF Nepal conducted a ‘Household Waste Management Workshop’ for 19 students as a part of its bigger initiative Empowering Youths Towards Zero Waste National Park at Chitwan in CREASION’s regional headquarter in Bharatpur, Chitwan. The event was attended by children from Grade 7 to 10 from 6 different schools: Shree Bachhyauli Ma.Vi. and Ma.Vi, Chitrasari, Sauraha and Shree Mohan Ma.Vi, Saradpur Ma.Vi., Chameli Devi Piya and Ma.Vi. Baraghare, Bharatpur, and joined in by the CREASION team to learn to minimize household waste in everyday life, hosted by Rammaya Shrestha, Community Outreach Officer and Abish Man Shakya, VFC Program Coordinator of CREASION. The session began with an introduction to waste and its many ways of classification from its source, forms, types and other classifications. The participants further learned about composting and types of plastics. In an activity, the participants sorted waste into organic, inorganic and recyclable bins. The workshop then proceeded with the concept of zero waste in their household in different scenarios from grocery shopping, in the kitchen and cooking, doing laundry, cleaning personal care, in the bathroom, buying clothes, while shopping, getting gifts and celebrating, The workshop concluded with a presentation from the participants fragmented into different groups reflecting on how they’ll manage waste in their households that will contribute to keeping the Chitwan National Park clean. Despite the COVID-19 situation and mild rain, the program was fruitful and will contribute to keeping households clean and consequently keeping the National Park clean.

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Empower+ CV and Cover Letter Writing Workshop held for youths

By Abish Man Shakya
Sep 13, 2021

CREASION and Volunteer For Change (VFC) have organized yet another Empower+ session with the CV and Cover Letter Writing Workshop on September 13 for 12 participants from VFC Bharatpur at CREASION’s Regional Office in Shivaghat, Chitwan to learn how to create a CV and Cover Letter. The participants were undergraduate students of Environment Science and Economics and the program was coordinated and organized by Rammaya Shrestha, Community Outreach Officer and Abish Man Shakya, VFC Program Coordinator. The session incepted with the importance of CV and Cover Letter in finding employment. The session was designed for students with no prior relevant exposure of relevant work to find their first job. The participants learned about the components of a CV and Cover Letter and simultaneously built their own CV, learned common mistakes while writing a CV, and wrote a sample cover letter, applying for a position at Recycler Saathi. Sample CV and Cover Letters were provided for reference. The participants recreated a CV and Cover Letter at the end of the session and had a one-on-one session with the organizers providing them feedback on their CV. The session marks the 23rd Empower+ session and has more than 560 youths engaged in the process. We hope that the participants of the session will assist them in applying for jobs as they graduate.

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Zero Waste Workshop held for high school students

By Abish Man Shakya
Sep 02, 2021

On August 29, 2021, CREASION with support of WWF Nepal conducted a ‘Zero Waste Workshop’ as a part of its bigger initiative Empowering Youths Towards Zero Waste National Park at Chitwan in CREASION’s regional headquarter in Bharatpur, Chitwan. The event was attended by youths from Sauraha and Kasara, and joined in by the CREASION team to learn to minimize waste in everyday life, hosted by Abish Man Shakya, VFC Program Coordinator and Rammaya Shrestha, Community Outreach Officer of CREASION. The session began with an introduction to sustainable development, carbon footprint and climate change to fully understand how zero waste is not simply about cutting out being careful about consumption but also the creation and conveyance of products. The interactive workshop covered topics related to types of plastics and the right way to sort plastics into recyclable, non-recyclable and organic. It was then followed by an interactive session where the youth discussed how they could practice a zero waste in different scenarios from grocery shopping, in the kitchen and cooking, doing laundry, cleaning, for personal care, in the bathroom, buying clothes, while shopping, getting gifts, celebrating and in holidays, travelling, at the office, schools, public spaces and in any other scenario. The workshop concluded with a reflection on the participants learning of zero waste and how the local participants who reside by the Chitwan National Park would apply the things they have learned in their lives. Despite the COVID-19 situation and heavy rain, the program was fruitful and will contribute to living with minimum waste so that waste and consequently keeping the National Park clean.

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Green Empower+: Advocacy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Activism encourage careers in agriculture

By Abish Man Shakya
Sep 01, 2021

There was a time when people were scared that there wouldn’t be enough food to feed the hungry mouths in the world. It took an estimate 100 years for the world population to double from 1 billion in around 1800 to 2 billion in 1900. Despite the two world wars, it is estimated that that world population is 8 billion in 2021. This fear was reverted by the Green Revolution that saw an industrial revolution with fertilizers, pesticides and other technological farming methods that made large scale farming possible. These chemicals usage came at a great cost as they had adverse effects on the environment. Feeding the world now is an even bigger challenge as climate change has caused unpredictable weather patterns causing everything from floods to droughts. The challenge now is not just to feed the world but to provide nutritious food that takes into consideration the health of both humans and the planet. These were some of the issues highlighted at the 2021 ECOSOC Youth Forum (EYF) as the young participants stressed on working towards more equitable food systems. Ergo, the theme for International Youth Day 2021 is Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health. Considering the theme, CREASION and VFC organized Green Empower+: Advocacy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Activism for food systems. Though Empower+ traditionally empowered young people by providing them with the necessary skills, this session focused more on enticing young people to take up agriculture so that youths can come up with innovative ways of transforming the existing food systems. For this, we had some exemplary youths in various fields of agriculture to let us know about their initiatives and how they are approaching agriculture. Our first speaker Sagarika Bhatta, founder and chairperson at ERST We Care Nepal and Powershift Nepal, explained the food system that consist of different phases from production, processing, transportation, retailing and to consumer, and how food systems have gone from self-sustaining to becoming less sustainable. She further emphasized the role for youth to demand and advocate for change in food systems to influence policies and bring innovative solutions while telling about her rooftop-farming initiative. Zachary Barton practices and teaches permaculture in Nepal with Almost Heaven Farms in Illam and he let us know about his ambitions of living and at the same time going beyond sustainability. With AHF, he supports farming communities to move towards agroecology to restore soil, water and ecological health. He let us know the principles of permaculture that goes hand-in-hand with ecology and not against nature. Haushala Gurung Thapa presented on Food Memory Education, highligthing the importance menory plays in education children. While understanding soil and involving an eduaction process that includes the combination science, growing food and education, she empahsized how memories and upbringing are important part of education. It was delightful to learn about how she upbrings her kids to live sustainabily while learning about farming. With further elaboraton by our speakers regarding agriculture, the program concluded with our final speaker Pramisha Thapaliya exloring the UN Food Systems Summit and the explaining the priorities of youth for better food future.

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Animal Agriculture and Sustainability Debunked!

By Abish Man Shakya
Aug 20, 2021

Animals in agriculture has been integral in the development of civilization. They are used for many purposes from ploughing the fields to using manure as biofertilizers. As the industrial revolution accelerated in 19th century, the animal agriculture industry caught up with the same mechanized process to manufacture livestock. In the 1900s, the impacts of industries on climate change had surfaced and raised concern, especially in the 1970s with the rise in environmentalism. Only in late 1980s did the world began getting anxious the climate issue. But it was only the publication of’ Livestock's Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Option’ in 2006, a United Nations report, released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, that the impacts of animal agriculture could on the environment came onto the surface. The climate activists have been vocal about the fact that their diets have one of the biggest impacts on climate change. To explain about the impacts of animal agriculture, we had hosted Dipesh Shrestha of Kathmandu Animal Save and Shristi Shrestha of Jane Goodall Institute, Animal Nepal and People’s Alliance for Nature Nepal (PANN) to an episode of Debunking Myths: Animal Agriculture and Sustainability. It was organized virtually on Zoom on August 9, 2021. Through their presentations, we learned about in details regarding the relationship between animals and the planet. The one of the reasons animal agricultures is unsustainable is because it contributes to 14-18% of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions which is more than the entire transportation industry according to the UN FAO. The more alarming detail is that 37% of these emissions are methane that is 20-30 times more potent than carbon dioxide and 65% of these is nitrous oxide that is 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide. The 63 billion farmed animals produce 450 tons of animal waste every year. Furthermore, farmed animals consume 40-50% of all grains produced while these grains could have been sued to feed the hungry as 25,000 people die of hunger every day. Forests are often cleared to make room for land to grow animal feed such as soy and corn such as in the where it contributes to 91% of the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. But asking to move towards a meat and dairy free diet could mean endangering the livelihood of many Nepalis. Predominantly an agricultural country, animal agriculture contributes to 32% of Nepal’s agriculture GDP in Nepal and 11.5% of Nepal’s total GDP. Meanwhile huge investments are being made in Nepal with livestock being one of the highest recipients. These were some of the facts we learned from the speakers but it got even interesting as the speakers answered questions from the audience. Watch the full video to learn more about animal agriculture as our speakers answers questions and debunk myths regarding animal agriculture and sustainability. Check it out and have your say.

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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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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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CREASION and WWF Nepal launches Waste Smart Museum in Chitwan

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Jan 01, 1970

CREASION Nepal in support of WWF Nepal establishes a waste smart museum in Chitwan National Park check-point. As Chitwan national park is a home to many endangered flora and fauna as well as houses many incoming tourists, the project ‘Empowering Youth Towards a Zero-Waste National Park’ is implemented to create a positive nexus in effective waste management, sustainable eco-tourism with zero-carbon footprint as well as empowerment of the local communities specifically by educating, empowering and inspiring a generation of youth and children for proper waste management. The waste smart museum is one of its kind innovative models which is designed to provide the visitors and the locals a conscious outlook towards conservation and source segregation of waste. The installation of a museum is a step towards bridging the gap of knowledge at a grassroots level. The museum is an assemblage of two manual bottles crushers, display LED screen, LED posters and allotted dustbins where visitors can reduce the volume of the plastic waste with the help of a crusher and effectively dispose different waste to the allotted dustbins. The infographics in the museum aware the community by disseminating messages related to waste management, environmental conservation and sustainability. The museum looks forward to collecting 1000 kgs of waste within the period of 10 months for recycling purposes. The initiative is an effort to inculcate behavioral changes in people by actively engaging local youth and children. The project till date has been able to reach 100 youth and 200 children through five waste-smart eco clubs in schools of Kasara and Sauraha, zero waste trainings as well as clean up campaigns. All these activities align in protecting the biodiversity of the national park from human activities mainly the haphazard disposal of waste. The waste smart museum was inaugurated in an event organized in Sauraha on September 23, 2021 in the presence of Mr. Narayan Ban, Mayor of Ratnanagar Municipality, Mr. Ananath Baral, Chief Warden, Chitwan National Park, Mr. Bala Ram KC, Ward Chairperson, Ward No. 6, Ratnanagar Municipality, Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION and representatives from WWF Nepal. Goodwill ambassador of CREASION and acclaimed actor, Dayahang Rai was also present for inauguration event.

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Door-To-Door Waste Inspection Held in Ratnanagar

By Abish Man Shakya
Jan 01, 1970

As a part of the Empowering Youths Towards a Zero Waste Workshop, CREASION with support of WWF Nepal, conducted a Door-to-Door Waste Inspection of houses in Ratnanagar-6 and Ratnanagar-7 in Sauraha, Chitwan on September 20. The inspection was conducted to understand how households manage their waste and provide them with feedbacks for waste segregation. All households inspected had segregated their household waste into degradable and non-biodegradable. The degradable waste is disposed in their farms and gardens that serve as vital nutrients for the crops and non-degradable waste are collected by the municipality once or twice a week. Some households separated the glass bottles that are occasionally collected by some waste collectors. Others were informed that glass could be collected by these waste collectors and that PET bottles could also be further segregated and provided to waste collectors.

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Day 2: Accidental Insurance for the waste workers

By Creasion
Jan 01, 1970

Recycler Saathi, a program of Creasion Nepal, initiated with the support of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Bottlers Nepal Terai Limited, successfully visited 4 scrap centers yesterday to hand over accidental insurance papers to an additional 26 waste workers of Kathmandu. Accidental Insurance will help provide financial security to the waste workers from probable occupational safety hazards and unanticipated accidents in the workplace. A brief orientation on the policy and the claim process was also given by the Recycler Saathi team to empower the waste workers to understand the policy fully and seek financial leverage in case of any occupational accidents or hazards.

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