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Nagar Mitra Social Enterprise recycles 1 crore plus PET bottles- Partners celebrating the proud moment together

22 September 2016: The Nagar Mitra- Friends of the City Social Enterprise has been successful in collecting, bailing and sending more than 1,00,51,560 PET (plastic) bottles i.e. around 263 tons for recycling so far. The partners (GIZ, Coca-Coal- Bottlers Nepal, Ganesha Ecoshpere and Himalayan Climate Initiative) making efforts to scale this social enterprise on Thursday came together to celebrate this moment. The hardworking team behind this achievement promised to continue their efforts to make the environment clean and green. This fully functional PET Collection/Sorting/Baling Social Enterprise in Kathmandu has this far given employment opportunity to 29 full time waste workers at its own premises (23 women), and has supported another 243 waste workers operating indepe...

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One day interaction with Himalayan Youth

20 September 2016: With the intent of raising awareness on climate change and its impacts at the  local level , inspiring transparency and accountability from the governmental  and non-governmental agencies in the development activities  targeted for the mountain communities at the national level, and delivering the credible voice of the mountain communities in the international arena, Climate Alliance of Himalayan Communities (CAHC), in collaboration with Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) and International Centre For Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)  organized  an interactive workshop entitled, “Mountain Communities and climate change” on Tuesday. In the workshop held at ICIMOD, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal the youth from moun...

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Kids of waste workers of Kathmandu and needy students from Baglung and Sindhupalchowk get Sadbhaw Scholarships

20 September 2016: 25 Sadbhaw Scholarships – Nepali le Nepali Laai- the smart philanthropic initiative distributed scholarship packages to 134 kids of various districts. Among them, 55 were the kids of waste workers of Kathmandu and remaining 40 and 39 were the needy and deserving kids from Baglung and Sindhupalchowk, respectively. The students were studying in various schools in all three districts were provided with stationery materials (copy, pencils, pen, geometry box, eraser, sharpners, calculator, etc.) enough for one year, along with school dress and school bag. The students receiving the scholarship package and their parents expressed their joy and requested the Sadbhaw team to suppor...

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16th batch graduate on sustainability crash course

16 Septmber 2016: The Gen Nep Impact’s Leadership Development Program successfully completed its training to the 16th batch on the Sustainability module under the mentorship of Prashant Singh, Founder of HCI, Shilshila Acharya, CEO of HCI, and Bivishika Bhandari, Program Lead for Hamri Bahini. A total of 13 participants were made to brainstorm and list out what they thought could be the causes of certain problems that existed around us. They were then made to understand how environment, economy & society are inter-related, despite the nature of the problem. There were sessions of debate too, where the participants’ horizons were broadened. “The workshop and debate made the classes so interactive that I not only learnt from the mentors but from the fellow participants too” s...

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National Volunteers to work with National Reconstruction Authority

07 September 2016: CEO of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Mr. Sushil Gyawali visited NVP Secretariat to discuss on the possibilities to work together with National Volunteering Program (NVP) in the entire reconstruction efforts of the government of Nepal. “Considering the strong youth network that NVP has build in 37 districts of Nepal, NRA can officially partner with NVP (Himalayan Climate Initiative-HCI) to utilize that network so that it would be a help to the government in reconstruction work” said Mr. Gyawali. In the discussion session held along with NVP’s National Coordinator Mr. Pradip Khatiwada, HCI’s Founder Mr. Prashant Singh, CEO Ms. Shilshila Acharya and 20-25 National Volunteers, Mr. Gyawali assured to sign an MoU to start the official partnership soon. He also invited NVP ...

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