A Plastic-free Day Program held on the occasion of International Youth Day12th August, 2011. Tons of plastic waste materials are in a wide spread particularly in the city of Kathmandu. Waste disposal has not been properly given an immediate attention which might affect the public health. Indeed, it is a growing threat to all kathmanduees and perhaps to all Nepalese. In response to this alarming environmental challenge, a program organized by Global Peace Youth Corps-Nepal (GPYC-Nepal) in collaboration with K&K International College and Solid Waste Management, Ministry of local development was flagged off in commemoration of International Youth Day 2011. It was attended by a large number of people including students, teachers, government functionaries and volunteers. The presence of media was also seen throughout the day and the event coverage was televised at the evening news program. Chief Guest Mr. Bhaskar Raj Rajkarnikar, Senior Vice President of FNCCI addressed on hundreds of listeners. He emphasized
GPV-Club Members' One Day Seminar6th August, 2011 Fifty one volunteers from nine Academic Institutions recently met up for a One Day seminar. Participants excitedly gathered on Saturday morning at GPYC office Bansbari generating a feeling of Junior United Nations in session! After a couple of hours of lectures and presentations, all team from each institution prepared and presented their proposed projects in high emotional state. All groups were determined to carry out the following projects : Drama Competition by Valley Public Higher SecondarySchool, Distribution of Stationery Items to Marginalized Children of Chabahil by Bon Skylark International Secondary School, Cleaning of Temple by Manjari Secondary School, Sanitation Program around School Area by Arun Jyoti Vidhya Mandir, Drawing Competition by Bhadrakali English Secondary School, Awareness Program on Drug Abuse by BN Academy, Cleaning Program around School by Kantipur Academy Higher Secondary School Jorpati, Distribution of Clothes, food and
Cleanliness Awareness Outreach:Essay and Speech Competition5th August, 2011 Friday 5th August at Bhangal ,Kathmandu nine competitor of class six to class ten students competed on a speech and gave a 5 to 7 minute talk on the topic “The Role of Students to keep the City Clean”. The speech competition hosted by GPYC was complemented by GPV-Club of Valley Public Higher Secondary School.Four judges examined and rated the nine competitors - Bikash Karki ,Dhisil Bhattarai and John Sharma who received the first , second and third position , respectively. Mr. Resham Raj Sharma, Vice- Principal, Valley Public H.S.S., said students play a good role in Environmental protection. He is pleased to see his students taking part in this good quality program.Upon listening the speeches of those competitors , around two hundred thirty students’ audiences were motivated to be responsible in keeping the city clean.
Waste Management Program at National Multiple College4th August, 2011 A critical component in any waste management program is public awareness and participation, in addition to appropriate technical support and adequate funding whether government or private assistance. Waste is the result of human activities and everyone needs to have a proper understanding on waste management issues. The detail of the program aimed at educating school teachers, faculties and students on waste management issues and a specialized explanation, encouragement and presentation on waste and litter control. National Multiple College welcomed GPYC-Nepal in organizing a very special event at their campus on the 4th of August. Mr. Mahendra Lamichhane of GPYC gave a presentation regarding the organization’s vision , mission and activities. The College’s Chairman Dr. Tri Netra Pradhan expressed his concern regarding this matter. “The Ministry of Environment should bring out strict rules and regulations to save rivers, everyone should dissolve
Public Awareness: The key to successful waste management29 July, 2011 It is difficult to solve the problems created by wastes without broad community support and involvement. To ensure that everyone is aware of the problem and the solution running in our mind, GPYC‘s staffs, volunteers and participants visited in each and every houses around New Baneshwor area on the 29th July and directly educated and provided opportunities to people to be involved in waste segregation through teaching them how to separate recyclable and non-recyclable wastes. Successful community awareness campaign can change people’s habits. Much more, GPYC is popularly known as a youth change maker! Majority of youths if empowered will not participate in any pain staking activities rather be engage in any righteous work. In partnership with Solid Waste Management and Technical Support Center, Ministry of local Development, Government of Nepal, hundreds of jute bags were provided in each household
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