CREASION aligns its working areas to complement sustainable development
CREASION focuses on environment, youth, children, women and emergency disaster response and constantly innovate our approaches to cater to the most pressing issues of the community. We have a multi-disciplinary approach to sustainability that prioritise difference aspects of the community and the environment.
Our interventions are always interconnected with each other- mostly working in intersection as to cater to the larger picture. Every project initiated under our four main priority areas are always designed through an innovative lens to give space modern solutions that promote sustainable welfare.
Through a mix of both traditional interventions and modern approaches,
CREASION is always working to promote environmental awareness, engage communities for conservation, and cater to pressing environmental issues through innovative solutions.
Our interventions in the sector of environment align with the three R working strategy of:
At CREASION, we prioritize actions based on evidence and real-time situations. Our research endeavors in the environment and its issues have been ongoing since its inception. Getting on the ground to better understand the problems has led us into initiating action-based projects such as Recycler Saathi- a homegrown solution to recycling waste PET bottles. Our recent research work was on mapping the status of informal waste workers in all seven provinces of Nepal.
CREASION is one of the leading organizations actively working towards setting up a recycling culture in Nepal through its milestone project: Recycler Saathi. Recycler Saathi was initiated in 2019 with the support of The Coca-Cola Foundation and has emerged as a promising project through the years.
With over 2593 tons of waste PET bottles recollected and recycled through the project, the impact made on the waste management mechanism and improvement in the state of over 4000 waste workers is incredible. In regards to institutionalizing the recycling sector, we have also extended our efforts to educate and engage school children and youths of 10 local schools about integrating the practices of the 3Rs for sustainability.
Our recycling initiatives and efforts have also broadened our scope of work and led to partnerships with local governments. We have trained over 100 local government representatives and local organizations about recycling. We have trained more than 35 youths and children to become community leaders in managing household waste and maintaining a zero-waste lifestyle. One of the most recent undertakings to improve recycling is the “Empowering Youth Towards A Zero Waste National Park” project supported by WWF Nepal. The project is piloted in Chitwan National Park and includes the installation of the Waste Smart Museum and Collection Center that will educate the visitors to manage their waste properly.
To mitigate the effects of deforestation and beautify our surroundings, we hold tree plantation programs by engaging our youth volunteers. In Chitwan, we have planted fruit trees at schools and other locations on different occasions with support from our projects Recycler Saathi and Empowering Youths Towards A Zero Waste National Park. We are also working on various community-led reforestation initiatives.
During every disaster, CREASION is at the forefront protecting the most vulnerable communities and securing their lives against all odds. From the 2015 Earthquake to the 2017 Flood and the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued providing support to the severely affected groups.
CREASION achieves its disaster management target through the interventions adhered with the 3Rs of Research, Rapid Response, and Rehabilitation.
Research is a sound scientific basis to identify disaster hazards so that our response activities are mobilized through communication and dissemination of information. Through Trans-Himalayan Initiative, we ensure that risk assessment is followed by evidence-based research, following which we conduct training and workshops to build resilient communities that can adopt measures for effective disaster response.
Rapid response is immediately followed by risk assessment. During the 2015 Earthquake, our team of first-responders was on the ground providing relief and building over 1000 temporary shelters. Similarly, during the 2017 Flood, we led our interventions for relief through Alliance for Disaster Relief where we collected in-kind donations from different interested donors and business enterprises and distributed them among the neediest communities affected by the flood. During the first wave of COVID-19, we provided ration, safety support, awareness sessions, and health consultations to over 3200 waste workers who were working unconditionally despite the risk.
As of late, when the COVID-19 second wave struck Nepal, we worked relentlessly through Oxygen For Nepal towards fund collection, procurement, and dispatching of life-saving supplementary oxygen, food rations, essential safety gears, operation of isolation center, and have imported 10 oxygen generating units to be distributed at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital along with our partners to address the needs brought about by the pandemic in Nepal.
One of our major interventions was a symbiotic rehabilitation model in Burunchuli where the beneficiaries of an entire community rebuilt their village back themselves after the massive 2015 Earthquake. They were active members of the rebuilding campaign in all the envisioning, planning, and implementing phases. Post the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic we are addressing the oxygen crisis in Nepal through the installation of oxygen-generating units in all the provinces of Nepal.
Educating young minds is the best way to assure that they are capable of achieving their dreams. We foster their ideas, help them learn, and engage them in important issues.
To encourage and empower children to understand the environment better and act for its welfare, we have facilitated major projects through the Waste Smart School concept where we identify government schools, create Waste Smart Clubs, and provide students with an avenue to learn more about the environment and act for its conservation and protection. Currently, we have 5 Waste Smart Schools in Chitwan, along with 5 Waste Smart Eco Clubs in Sauraha and Kasara that focus on waste management issues. To learn more about them: Waste Smart School and Waste Smart Eco Clubs.
We also develop the skills of youths with training, workshop, and hands-on sessions via our “Empower+” program where we help them develop contemporary and employable skills and provide the right mentors for their career development. “Debunking Myths” is another of our interactive programs where we promote discussions by connecting youths with experts so that they can learn and unlearn, explore and challenge existing narratives of prominent issues.
With Karnali Education Mission, we are establishing a pragmatic approach to education that focuses on teaching-learning that is experimental and practical to build a self-reliant educational framework in Karnali. We aim to build a self-sustainable education system in Karnali by providing equitable opportunities to help the children and the region flourish and also aim to promote equity and inclusivity in the rural area by facilitating children with special needs.
Youth are the pillars on whom our organization stands. We believe in the power of youth and how they can be instrumental agents of change if provided the opportunities at the right time.
Since the inception of CREASION, we have prioritized volunteering as a means to engage the youth in various activities with programs such as Volunteer for Change (VFC). With VFC wings based in Kathmandu and Chitwan, we want to engage the youth to work on issues that greatly impact society and the ecosystem. Our initiation has been successful to integrate and involve national and international youth volunteers in career development programs, environmental conservation activities, and crisis response.
We have created an Incubation Hub in our regional office in Chitwan as a means for young people in the region to have a platform for meaningful engagement and collaboration. The hub is envisioned as an open space for the local youth where they can join, share ideas with one another, observe and learn about recycling practices, and so on.