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National Volunteers gather and send relief packages to flood victims

Saptari, 29 July 2016: With the south-eastern part of the country bearing the brunt of the incessant rains, with floods and landslides happening in almost every stretch of roads, communities, it is time, again, for the National Volunteers to show their humanitarian initiative. Collaborating with Rotary Club of Durbar Marg, Kathmandu and Rotaract District 3292, Nepal, National Volunteering Program (NVP) successfully distributed 262 tarps, noodles, rice, sleeping mattress, blanket, biscuits, clothes and drinking water to the survivors in Gabargadha of Saptari. The Armed Police Force (APF) also provided 60 aqua-boxes. Each box contained all basic materials including toys for kids....

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Volunteers from Taiwan visit HCI

24 July 2016: A group of international volunteers from Taiwan visited Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) to learn about the burning issues of the Himalayas and to get engaged in some sustainable initiatives run by HCI. The group of 17 Taiwanese volunteers was initially introduced with the National Volunteers and explained about all the smart initiatives of HCI, and were engaged in bottle sorting at the Nagar Mitra PET Bottle Recollection Center, at Chappalkharkhana, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. With the help of National Volunteers, they also gave public awareness on the streets of Kathmandu about the harmful effects of using plastic bags. The volunteers were from the Taiwanese corporate team-ELIV. Previously, 13 people from the same ELIV team, on 10 July, also gave public awareness about the harmful effects of plasti...

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No Thanks! Campaigners revive the awareness programs

20 July 2016: The young Campaigners of No Thanks! I Carry My Own Bag Campaign- which successfully banned plastic bags in Kathmandu from 14 April 2015 (Baishak 1, 2072) have revived their awareness programs. The Campaign along with its activities which were stalled after the disastrous earthquake of 25 April 2015, right 12 days after Nepal Government declared the ban, and the campaigners also got engaged in providing relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction support to the earthquake victims. The earthquake unfortunately stopped our government to enforce the ban effectively then but now that the situation after the earthquake is little better, the Campaigners have started the awareness programs again targeting to implement the ban effectively. In due course, the Campaigners visited various schools and colleges to let the...

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The Green Commuting initiative under HCI Social Innovation and Business Incubation Hub

1 June 2016: A group of enthusiastic and responsible youths have started The Green Commuting initiative under Himalayan Climate Initiative’s Social Innovation and Business Incubation Hub. It is an initiative led by the youths who aspire to see Kathmandu as a cycle friendly city one day.  These youths are continuously working to set up a cycling culture in the valley. They aim to build up cycle-friendly infrastructures in every nook and corner of the valley. These youths have been working to make every institution cycle friendly by setting up cycle stands in the premises of the organizations. They have also been conducting various programs to aware people about the importance of using cycle. Sujal Bhandari, the lead of the green commuting initiative believ...

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National Volunteering Program to register volunteers from 75 districts through its new mobile App

25 March 2016 National Planning Commission’s Vice- chair Yuba Raj Khatiwada launched the National Volunteering Program’s mobile App that connects volunteers from all the 75 districts, by registering himself in the app as a volunteer. This App has feature that allow interested individuals to register themselves as a national volunteer. It also allows organizations who are seeking volunteer’s services in their work to connect with them. National Volunteering Program (NVP) is a joint initiative of Nepal Government, National Planning Commission, National Developmental Volunteer Services (NDVS) and Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI). NVP aims to form a network of 20,000 committed volunteers who are ever ready to serve the nation as and when needed and when any social, natural or financial crisis hits the nation. Vo...

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