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HCI introduces Menstrual Leave

30 August 2016: HCI has introduced ‘Menstrual Leave’ policy for all of its female staff members effective from today. Considering that time of the month when most of the females are accompanied by the infamous cramps which sometimes makes them difficult to carry on with daily routine, this leave has been introduced. “HCI believes that the concept of Feminism means ‘both women and men both deserve equal rights’ and not ‘women are the same as men’ or 'women are better than men’. We acknowledge that both men and women deserve equal respect, equal rights and equal opportunities though they have different bodies and different physiologies”, says Ms. Shilshila Acharya, CEO of HCI. “HCI will also soon make “Comfort Rooms”...

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Jackie Duff’s visit to Nagar Mitra Social Enterprise Center

29 August 2016: The Strategic Project Director of Global Women’s Economic Empowerment at the Coca-Cola Company Ms. Jackie Duff visited Nagar Mitra- Friends of the City Social Enterprise to learn about the possibilities of working together in Coca-Cola’s 5by20 initiative. The Nagar Mitra team presented Duff and other team members of the Coca-Cola Company and its local bottling company- Bottlers Nepal Limited about the ideas on how the Company’s initiative can be effectively implemented in Nepal.    Launched in 2010, the 5by20 initiative aims to expand economic opportunity for five million women entrepreneurs throughout the Coca-Cola Company’s global value chain by the year 2020 through a combination of core business operations, cross-sector partnership, and strategic social investment....

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Relief materials to Pyuthan flood victims

31 July 2016: National Volunteers helped 200 families affected by flood in Pyuthan district providing them with relief materials. The National Volunteers distributed 400 blankets & 10 rolls of sleeping mattress along with 200 tarpaulins. This wouldn’t have been successful without the invaluable help of NVP District Coordinator of Pyuthan, Ms. Parbata Acharya, who provided us with the details of the survivors. Earlier, NVP had sent the relief packages to Saptari, and next destination for the team is Baglung, for which the relief materials are being collected, where the Chaudhary Group (CG) has pledged to provide 10 boxes of noodles....

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Cycle Rally held to aware people of Kathmandu

30 July 2016: Youth involved with Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) organized a Cycle Rally in Kathmandu with dual motive- to encourage people for cycling and to remind people of Kathmandu about the plastic bag ban. The team of Nagar Mitra- Green Commuting project led by Mr. Sujal Bhandari, and the Campaigners of No Thanks! I Carry My Own Bag Campaign along with other local youth of Kathmandu participated in the Cycle Rally. More than 55 youth wearing the branded white tees of the Campaign rode around the city.  The rally that started from HCI’s head office in Baluwatar went to Ason, New Road, Bhrikuti Mandap and then finally ended at QFX Kumari Hall in Kamalpokhari. The campaigners also distributed phamplets reminding people about the plastic bag ban and making people aware about the harmful effects...

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QFX Cinemas install cycle stands coordinating with HCI’s Green Commuting initiative

30 July 2016: QFX, a top film hall brand of Nepal has installed cycle stands in two of its branches that is, Jai-Nepal and Kumari cinemas. Though it had a very limited parking space, it supported the green cause to promote cycling and took an initiative to install cycle stands. The stands placed in QFX Kumari and Jai Nepal are foldable, and of sleek designs, thus, it doesn’t take much of the parking space. To commemorate this good green cause of QFX, youth involved in The Green Commuting initiative organised a cycle rally. The rally was started from HCI head office, Baluwatar and ended at the premises of Kumari hall. The rally had the participants of around 70 people. At QFX kumari, the rally was welcomed by CEO of Team-Quest, Mr. Roshan Adiga and Facility Manager ...

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