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Monday, November 19, 2018

Celebrating World Toilet Day 2018 - Hiking Along Bagmati Corridor

Every year, World Toilet Day is celebrated on November 19 to tackle the global crisis of sanitation with an action for significant improvement on sanitation. Globally, 4.5 billion people still practice of unsafely managed sanitation resulting in environmental pollution and risking to human health. Paschim Paaila and ENPHO jointly organized Hiking Along Bagmati Corridor on 17 November, 2018 from Sundarijal to Narayantar with an objective to observe status of Bagmati river from source to down the city.
Water quality testing was one of the key activity during hiking. Participants used ENPHO Field Water Test Kit to test water quality. Water from the river were tested at four point as Dam site, agricultural sH value whereas increased value of ammonia and nitrate from the source point to Narayantar. Participants in the hiking while walking down to Narayantar were also engaged individually for in a group for advocacy and network building among the students and WASH activists.
ite of sundarijal, Uttarbahini temple and Narayantar. The test result showed decrease in p
Altogether 17 youths and WASH activist actively joined hiking. Apart from water quality testing, event had photo competition and creative idea sharing. The results of the competition will be announced shortly.

Monday, September 17, 2018

9th Annual Sharing Program of Paschim Paaila

Inauguration of the program
Paschim Paaila organized 9th Annual Sharing Program on 18 August, 2018 at ENPHO Hall, Thapagaun, New Baneswor with completion of 9th year of establishment. The sharing program had major agendas to share annual progress report of FY 2017/18 Paschim Paaila, sharing of activities of FY 2017/18, planned activities for FY 2018/19, reformation of executive board and to announcing Paaila of the Year Award.

Environmentalist Mr. Bhushan Tuladhar, Chairperson of ENPHO was Chief Guest of the program and Environmentalist Prof. Dr. Murali Gopal Ranjitkar, Chairperson of NIHE and Mr. Bipin Dangol, Executive Director of ENPHO were Special Guests of the program. Altogether, 40 participants attended the program.

The program was commenced in chairmanship of Mr. Phurba Sange Moktan, President of Paschim Paaila. Mr. Phurba Sange Moktan, Prof. Dr. Murali Gopal Ranjitkar and Mr. Bipin Dangol jointly inaugurated the program by testing water quality using P/A vial. Mr. Roshan Chaulagain, Executive Member of Paschim Paaila, welcomed Chief Guest, Guests, Senior Paailas, Paailas and all participants with welcome speech.

Network Coordinator presenting the completed activities of FY 2017/18
Ms. Anita Bhuju, Network Coordinator/ Member Secretary of Paschim Paaila, gave an introduction of Paschim Paaila and shared the activities and financial updates of 2017/18 of Paschim Paaila. The major events organized by Paschim Paaila under avenues of Network, Campaigns, Technical and Advocacy was shared during the presentation.

The new executive committee was endorsed by Mr. Phurba Moktan and handed over the presidency of Paschim Paaila to Mr. Buddha Bajracharya as new President. The reformed committee of Paschim Paaila now have Mr. Buddha Bajracharya as President, Mr. Roshan Chaulagain as Treasurer, Ms. Anita Bhuju as Member Secretary and Ms. Urmila Lama, Ms. Sabuna Gamal, Mr. Kiran Maharjan and Mr. Suman Prajapati as Executive Board Members.

President sharing the planned activities for FY 2018/19
Mr. Buddha Bajracharya, newly appointed President, presented the new organogram of Paschim Paaila and upcoming plan for FY 2018/19. Mr. Bajracharya shared about new team of Advisory Board Members, Strategic Team Members and Program Management Team. Apart from regular programs, Paschim Paaila will have new programs which include “WASH School” initiative for Capacity building through PP approach, Vermicomposting-A Youth Entrepreneurship model and “Teach For WASH” for School WASH Campaign.

Mr. Aashish Maharjan, Research and Project Development Coordinator, was awarded with “Paaila of the Year 2017/18” acknowledging the effort of volunteerism. Paschim Paaila has been acknowledging the effort of a Paaila with the “Paaila of the Year” award. Previously, 8 dedicated Paaila’s have been awarded with “Paaila of the Year” award.

Awarding "Paaila of the Year" award
Mr. Aashish Maharjan, shared the words after being awarded as Paaila of the Year 2017/18. Mr. Maharjan said “I feel very glad to be part of Paschim Paaila and the team and the appreciation I got today. The two keys that lead to success are Dedication and Passion. Also, I would like to thank all the senior paaila, Mr. Bipin Dangol sir and Mr. Phurba Sange Moktan Sir for their guidance, motivation, and support”.

During the guest speech, Chief Guest Mr. Bhushan Tuladhar, Guests Mr. Bipin Dangol, and Prof. Dr. Murali Gopal Ranjitkar remarkably shared the words of support and motivation.

Mr. Bipin Dangol, “During my visit for Workshop in Sri Lanka, I felt very happy to find Paschim Paaila in the list of organization from Nepal advocating in WASH which proves Paschim Paaila is very active in the WASH advocacy. And, I believe knowledge should be passed to next generation and I am very thankful to Paschim Paaila that I could share my 17 years of experience to youths during Youth WASH Concern Workshop.”

Group photo of 9th Annual Sharing Program

“Paschim Paaila is not small step anymore, Paschim Paaila now have capacity to jump off to bigger goals and I believe the new executive members can make it possible. And it is essential that awareness now should be taken into an action” said Mr. Bhushan Tuladhar.

The Chairperson of the program, Mr. Phurba Sange Moktan, ended program with closing remarks by thanking Cheif Guest, Guests, Senior Paailas, Paailas  and all participants and congratulating new executive team and Paaila of the Year.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

9th Anniversary Celebration of Paschim Paaila

Paschim Paaila, on July 17, 2018 completed 9th year of its establishment. On the occasion, Paschim Paaila organized World Cup Futsal on July 21, 2018 at Royal Futsal, Thapagaun, New Baneswor to celebrate 9th Anniversary. The friendly match was held among four agencies namely, Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO), Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA), We for Change and Paschim Paaila.

Apart from friendly games among the groups, the agencies came together to celebrate youth’s energy for social services and future networking. Altogether 70 participants gathered to celebrate 9th Anniversary of Paschim Paaila through friendly futsal match. The participation of at least one female player throughout the game, in each team, made the game more interesting.

Mr. Bipin Dangol, Executive Director of ENPHO and Mr. Phurba Sange Moktan, President of Paschim Paaila, handed Trophy to the winner (NYCA) of the game and token of love to participated agencies. 

Mr. Dangol congratulated Paschim Paaila for successful completion of 9 year of journey for epidemic free Nepal through awareness raising on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and emergency.

Paschim Paaila is an informal youth network striving towards creating epidemic free Nepal since 2009. The youth volunteers are actively engaged and dedicated to prepare, respond and mitigate disasters and epidemic through education, awareness campaigns, research and advocacy on WASH and emergency.