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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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HCI gets its new CEO

15 March 2016Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) completed its glorious five years. On its fifth anniversary, Founder and Chairperson of HCI – Mr. Prashant Singh completed his journey to volunteer as HCI’s CEO and handed over the position and responsibility to Shilshila Acharya.Now, HCI hoalds some 50 reasonable paid positions – dozens of young leaders leading from the front, hundreds of champions of sustainability preparing to take on ever greater leadership challenges, and tens of thousands getting helped HCI in one way or the other.Prashant Singh shared, “I am confident that supported by Senior Management team members (Asmita Shakya – Head of operations and Sirsha Risal – Head of Communications), and a number of promising young leaders Shilshila would do great.&r...

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More than 100 resilient homes distributed in three earthquake affected districts of Nepal

27 March 2016: More than hundred resilient homes (112) were distributed by Surakxit Ghar – Resilient Homes at three earthquake affected districts in Nepal. Forty one homes were distributed in Ramechhap district, Thirty in Nesing , Rasuwa and another forty one in Dhading district. Earthquake victims in desperate need of shelter were provided with the frames of resilient homes. Upon receiving shelter, the locals now have a shelter to stay in with their families. The destinations were geographically remote areas with limited facilities of transportation and shelter. The distribution of the resilient homes was led by Sanjiv G.C, Program Associate of Surakxit Ghar- Resilient Homes. National volunteers constructed the frames of these homes, which were further completed by the house owners utilizing the l...

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Temporary Learning Centers built at Listikot for the students of Shree Seti Devi Lower Secondary School

17 March 2016: Two Temporary Learning Centers with four classrooms were handed over by Sadbhaw Scholarships – Nepali Le Nepali Laai to Shree Seti Devi Lower Secondary School in Listikot, Sindupalchowk. The school collapsed by the devastating earthquake of 25 April 2015. The students were forced to study under tents. Previously, Sadbhaw Scholarships had provided Sadbhaw scholarships to 41 deserving students. Additional teaching materials like white boards were also provided to school. In the TLC distribution ceremony, Lhakpa Thinley Sherpa - board member of Climate Alliance of Himalayan Communities (CAHC) was the chief guest. Rohit singh from Sadbhaw Scholarships and Pradip Khatiwada, National Coordinator of National Volunteering Program represented Himalayan Climate Initiative. Students and Teachers were happy to ...

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