Youths in the process of Transforming Waste into Wealth
By: Kamala KC
With the main objective of making youths as an entrepreneur, “paschim paaila” organized the three days training entitled “Transforming waste into wealth” for the youths of 16-32 years having different background from June 2-4, 2011 as a part of WASH Led Youth Empowerment Project Supported by The UN-HABITAT Urban Youth fund and Environment & Public Health Organization (ENPHO).
The training was mainly divided into three parts i.e. Day first as the day for General overview and waste art, Day second as the day for composting and hands on practice and Day third as the day for field visit and action planning.
“People’s perception about waste as out of sight, out of mind is also very important to change in fact”, said by Mr. Rajesh Manandhar, UN-HABITAT during his presentation. Similarly, Mrs. Sangita Shrestha and Mrs. Dilshova Shrestha, Nagal Youth Club explained and demonstrated the art from waste i.e. from unused milk’s plastic and also conducted practical session among the participants.
Furthermore, Mr. Kishor Maharjhan,Tri-Chandra College stressed on Vermi-composting and Mrs. Sanu maiya Maharjhan, Kathmandu Metropolitan city facilitated on Bin composting and 3R principle with the practical examples. Moreover, Field visit to Teku Transfer Station, ECO-Home Kritipur and WEPCO demonstration site further helped the participants to see practical examples, and felt the opportunities vs. challenges by themselves in practical life as well.
At the end of training, the participants were appreciated and congratulated with few remarks by Mr. Bhusan Tuladhar, UN-HABITAT with the distribution of certificates. And also, two participants were gifted vermi for vermi-composting with encouraging their high eager to implement at home.