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Monday, August 7, 2017

8th Annual Sharing of Paschim Paaila

Paschim Paaila, on the occasion of its 8th Anniversary, conducted 8th Annual Sharing Program on 6 August, 2017 at ENPHO Hall from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Altogether 76 participants attended the program including guests, executive members, former active paailas and member of Paschim Paaila. Mr. Bipin Dangol, Executive director of ENPHO, Mr. Bhushan Tuladahr, Regional Technical Advisor South Asia at UN-HABITAT, Mr. Murali Gopal Ranjitkar, HoD(Research and Development) at National Open College, Ms. Biju Dangol, Team Leader at Oxfam, Mr. Manjeet Dhakal, Climate Analytics and Mr. Giri Raj Khatri, Past President of Paschim Paaila were guests and Ms. Sasmita Poudel, Treasurer and Acting President of Paschim Paaila was Chairperson for the program.

Program formally started with National Anthem and Badge distribution to guests. Inauguration of the program was done by preparing and drinking ORS (Oral Rehydration Salt)/ Jeevan Jal. The program was hosted by Ms. Sabuna Gamal, Executive Board member and Ms. Urmila Lama, Executive Board member, welcomed all guests and participants with welcome speech. Guests for 8th Annual Sharing Program launched and disseminated 8th Annual Report 2016-2017 of Paschim Paaila. Ms. Kamala KC, Past Executive Board Member, presented brief history and governance mechanism of Paschim Paaila followed by sharing of FY 2016/17 by Ms. Anita Bhuju, Network Coordinator.

During the program, guests shared notes of congratulations and growth of Paschim Paaila. They expressed gladness for maintaining formality even being an informal network and motivated youth mass present in the program.

Active paailas involved in awareness raising activities were appreciated with certificate during the program. Apart from appreciating active Paaila, innovative, creative and committed members were appreciated with an award of Paaila of the year. Ms. Pramila Timalsina was Paaila of the Year whereas Mr. Aashish Maharjan and Ms. Merina Rana Magar was 1st and 2nd Runner Paaila for the year 2016/17. Ms. Sasmita Poudel formally closed program following cake cutting ceremony and lunch. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

8th Anniversary Celebration of Paschim Paaila

Paschim Paaila, an informal youth network celebrated its 8th anniversary amidst a celebration program organized on 17 July 2017 at Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur. The executive board members, former president and general members of Paschim Paaila including ENPHO staff members and locals, actively joined the celebration program. More than 300 participants attended the program. The program was organized to raise awareness among general public about epidemic in Nepal.

The flash mob and drama performed by the Paschim Paaila volunteers gathered the public attention. The drama which provided information about the causes of cholera was well observed by the public. The participants then also joined the diyo lightening program which was conducted in memory of those who lost their lives in epidemic.

Ms. Rosy Singh, Resource Center Manager read out the note of congratulations from Executive Director of ENPHO Mr. Bipin Dangol who could not attend the program this time. The note mentioned “Paschim Paaila is close to my heart and my thoughts, best wishes and solidarity are always with Paschim Paaila- the youth movement in making “Epidemic Free Nepal”. I sincerely thank and congratulate Paschim Paaila team for their sincerity, commitments, dynamism and contributions to the sector.” Furthermore, Mr. Dangol also highlighted on the message to upscale the services and reach the unreached and highly vulnerable communities through the formulation of appropriate strategies and plan.    

Ms. Kamala K.C., Executive Board Member of Paschim Paaila congratulated the team and appreciated the effort of all Paailas (volunteers) continued from 2009 till date and wished for further success in coming days to make epidemic free Nepal. Celebration ended sharing words of congratulations with each other.

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 water, sanitation and hygiene.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WASH Forum on “Trend of Urbanization and Its Impact on Environment in Kathmandu Valley”

Paschim Paaila in collaboration with Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO) successfully conducted 52nd series of WASH Forum during the month of June on topic “Trend of Urbanization and Its Impact on Environment in Kathmandu Valley” for time period from 2 pm - 4:00 pm at ENPHO hall, New Baneshwor. The program was commenced with introduction of WASH forum, Paschim Paaila, resource person and  praticipants at program. June series of forum was facilitated by Mr. Aashish Maharjan, Working Circle member of Paschim Paaila. Mr. Ramji Bogati, Program Director at Community Support Association of Nepal (COSAN) resided as Resource Person for this forum.

This Forum was conducted with the main objective to highlight the current issue in sector of WASH due to Urbanization and to encourage youths for their involvement toward uplifting WASH Status. Presentation on forum focused on urbanization trend in global, national and Kathmandu valley, WASH status in Kathmandu Valley, major issues and impact of urbanization in WASH, some initiatives, role of open and green space in WASH and further activities to be carried out.

Collectively the forum was attended by 26 participants. The forum was interactive as many participants actively engaged in the discussion following the presentation carried on by Mr. Ramji Bogati. Participants outstretched few queries in relation to presented topic which was addressed by Resource Person.  WASH Forum is a monthly program held on last Friday of every English Month. Further information on forthcoming WASH Forum will be shared via Facebook of Paschim Paaila.