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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.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Youth WASH Concern Workshop XIV Series 2018

Participants introducing each other
Paschim Paaila in collaboration with Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO) organized two day workshop – training program “Youth WASH Concern Workshop-XIV Series” on 9th and 10th June, 2018 at Nobel College Seminar Hall, Sinamangal Kathmandu. The main objective of Youth WASH Concern Workshop is to share information regarding Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) among youths and to empower on WASH initiatives as social issues to motivate them as Youth WASH ambassador and to sensitize them on importance of WASH to create environmentally healthy community.

Leadership Activity during session break
The workshop provided knowledge on WASH along with its linkage to Emergency, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Faecal sludge and wastewater management. The workshop program involved participants for group work along with presentation from resource persons and made action plans for implementation after the workshop.

In facilitation of Paschim Paaila team and resource persons from various organizations; the workshop has been organizing with prior notice of application. Altogether 22 participants from diverse institutions and educational background actively participated in the workshop program.

Participants of Youth WASH Concern Workshop XIV Series

Monday, May 28, 2018

WASH FOURM on Knowledge on Menstrual Hygiene Management and Health Impacts

With the slogan “No More Limits”, the 6th Menstrual Hygiene (MH) Day was celebrated worldwide on May 28, 2018. Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated with a motive to raise awareness on challenges that women and girls face worldwide due to their menstruation and discover solutions to combat these challenges.

Paschim Paaila in collaboration with Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO) and National Institute of Health and Environment (NIHE) organized 59th Series of WASH FORUM entitled “Knowledge on Menstrual Hygiene Management and Health Impacts” on May 25, 2018 at ENPHO Hall. The main objective of May series forum was to share knowledge status of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and associated health impacts to identify areas of issues to improve MHM.

The program was commenced with introduction of Paschim Paaila, WASH FORUM, objectives of forum and with introduction of participants. The main objective of WASH Forum has always been to provide an opportunity for social interaction and knowledge sharing on different environmental and health issues in relation to WASH and disasters and to critically analyze the role of the youth in the aforementioned issues.

Mr. Gyan Maharjan, Social Activist and President of X-Pose Nepal, resided as Key Speaker for the program. Mr. Maharjan shared the experience of working as Male Activist in the sector of MHM and importance of male’s involvement in these issues to help women and girls to safely manage menstruation.

Ms. Karuna Bhattarai and Ms. Sunita Karki presented the research paper in the forum focusing on Menstrual Hygiene Management and associated health impacts. Ms. Bhattarai presented the paper entitled “Reproductive Health Problems and Health Seeking Behavior among Adolescent girls of Surkhet District in Western Nepal” and Ms. Karki shared the research paper entitled “Menstrual Hygiene Management: associated factors and implications on health of Adolescent girls of rural areas in Nepal”. Both papers highlighted on prevalence of health problems among adolescent girls due to lack of MHM knowledge.

Altogether, 25 participants attended the program. The forum was interactive with participants actively engaged in the discussions following the presentation by each of the resource persons. Participants avidly put forward their queries in relation to presented topics.