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Hamri Bahini ko Pasal opens at Labim Mall

1 October 2016: Hamri Bahini ko Pasal- a green shop of Hamri Bhaini- The Green Angels Social Enterprise is opened at Labim Mall - a famous shopping destination in Pulchowk, Lalitpur, targeting the festival season. The Pasal was inaugurated by former Miss Nepal Malvika Subba and actor Karma on the first day of Dashain- Ghathasthapana amongst the presence of HCI’s Founder Prashant Singh, CEO Shilshila Acharya and the entire team, and many volunteers. The Pasal (shop) sells and promotes the biodegradable bags, hand knitted wool toys, clothes, and other green and natural products made by Nepali women in different parts of Nepal. Labim management in initiation of Mr. Nakim Uddin- one of the owners...

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HCI CEO left her MBBS full scholarships to become an environment conservationist

22 September 2016: “Despite of all the odds, I dropped the full scholarships to study MBBS and joined Environmental Science in my undergraduate level. The decision which I made few years back has helped me be what I am today, and I am proud to have taken that decision then” says Ms. Shilshila Acharya, CEO of HCI while telling her story as an environment conservationist at the WWF The Storytellers- Conservation Series. Brought up in Beni- a small town north-west of Pokhara- Shilshila pursued her higher studies at Kathmandu and Norway. She opted to study environmental science during her undergraduate studies despite being offered a scholarship to study medicine- a highly coveted profession in Nepal. Today, looking back, she realizes that this decision might hav...

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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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