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696 Resilient Homes built for earthquake victims: Core group of National Volunteers got felicitated by National Reconstruction Authority of Nepal

Kathmandu: The core group of National Volunteers including HCI co-founder Dawa Steven Sherpa who helped raise resources to build 696 Resilient Homes got felicitated by National Reconstruction Authority (NRA). In a program held at the office premises of NRA inside Singhadurbar, Kathmandu, HCI co-founder Dawa Steven Sherpa and his friends Aditi Shrestha, Astha Thapa Pandey, Jaboc Rinck, Saurab SJB Rana were felicitated by the NRA CEO Govind Raj Pokhrel. Immediately after the massive earthquake of April 2015, this group of volunteers started raising resources within and outside Nepal so that they can provide some significant help to the quake victims. With the resources raised, HCI started Suraksit Ghar-Resilient Homes initiative through...

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Advocating for Women Voices through The Vagina Monologues: Third successful season of V-Day Kathmandu

Kathmandu: Third season of The V-Day Kathmandu (Vagina Monologues) was successfully organized by Hamri Bahini 25th and 26th of February, 2017. Since 2015, Hamri Bahini has been organizing this act of performance based on an episodic play written by Eve Ensler as a part of its advocacy movement raising voices for women related issues. The program introduced the international movement to end violence against women and girls creates a space for women to talk about things that are difficult to talk about in our communities like periods, sex, sexuality, gender identity, violence against women. The experience empowers women from diverse fields to talk openly and freely about these issues and advocate for other women to be able to do the same. 100% of the ...

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First series of Sadbhaw Corporate Futsal held- 31 scholarships distributed

Kathmandu: The first series of Sadbhaw Corporate Futsal Tournament was held on Saturday where 12 renowned Corporate Houses and organizations of Nepal participated and distributed Sadbhaw Scholarships to 31 needy Nepali children. Smart Foods and Snacks Pvt.Ltd. won the one-day tournament held at X-cel Futsal ground at Baluwatar, Kathmandu, whereas, Florid Laboratories grabbed the 1st Runners-up position. One child was handed over with Scholarships package by the winning team of each game played on the tournament. Corporates including Syakar Trading Company, Kumari Bank, e-Sewa, Bajeko Sekuwa, Team Quest- QFX, Sarwottam Cement, Dan Curch Aid, Florid Laboratories, Smart Foods and Snacks, Children’s Joy F...

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Chaudhary Group and Nimbus to incubate Start-ups collaborating with HCI SIBI Hub

Kathmandu: Two of the Country’s most sough after young entrepreneurs Nirvana Chaudhary, MD, CG Corp and Anand Bagaria, MD, Nimbus, while addressing some four hundred aspiring young entrepreneurs declared their personal and corporate commitment to help incubate start-ups in Nepal. They were speaking at FINANCE YOUR DREAM- an event organized by Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI)- a not for profit organization that runs Social Innovation and Business Incubation Hubs in Kathmandu and Nepalganj. Both Nirvana and Anand are co-founders of HCI.   Opening the event, Prashant Singh, Founder of HCI, said, “the biggest social imperative of the day in Nepal is to create a large number of employment opportunities for the country&rs...

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Coca-Cola’s President for India and Southwest Asia visited HCI’s Social Enterprise Center

Kathmandu: Coca-Cola’s President for India and Southwest Asia, Mr. Venkatesh Kini visited HCI’s Social Enterprise Center at Maharajgunj, Kathmandu on Tuesday. On his visit, Kini committed to increase Coca-Cola’s support to scale-up Nagar Mitra- Friends of the City Social Enterprise in the days to come. Kini was joined by Mr. T. Krishnakumar, Region Director of The Coca-Cola Company along with other team members. HCI’s Founder and Chairperson, Mr. Prashant Singh made a presentation explaining briefly about HCI and the Nagar Mitra Social Enterprise. This preceded to an open discussion on how to take this Social Enterprise to next level where Mr. Kini disclosed Coca-cola’s commitment to provide increased support. ...

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