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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Paschim Paaila welcomes new Paaila’s through WASH Concern Workshop

Paschim Paaila welcomes new Paaila’s through WASH Concern Workshop

Youth WASH Concern Workshop which intends to share information regarding WASH among youths and empower them for the betterment of their surrounding environments was successfully conducted at the premises of Thames College, Old Baneshwor on 2nd March 2013 with total participation of 23.This was the 5th WASH Concern Workshop jointly organized by Paschim Paaila and ENPHO.

The program was facilitated by Ms. Merina Shakya, Network coordinator of Paschim Paaila. Expectation form the participants were collected before the initiation of the session and also ground rule was made in order to achieve the expectation. The program was facilitated by Ms. Kamala KC sharing about “WATER & HYGIENE”. She revealed WASH situation in Nepal with the fact that every year more than 10,500 child die due to poor hygiene. Next the session was started with Mr. Kashi Kant Thakur, form ENPHO facilitated on the topic “SANITATION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT”.  With Pictorial presentation Mr. Thakur made all participants aware about the shocking situation of sanitation within the city and all over Nepal.
 In order to motivate Youths, Mr. Pradip Pariyar, (Youth Activist) President of Nepal Youth Forum  shared his experiences and inspire us to initiate positive thinking , not only positive but also appreciative thinking in title “WHY NOT YOUTH?”
To put forward the need of “PERSONAL HYGENE AND HYGIENE PROMOTION”, Mr. Phurba Sange Moktan, our very own WASH man, pointed out that personal hygiene not only includes bathing and hand washing but everything from tip of the head till the top of the toe. Mr. Moktan demonstrated the healthy hand washing technique and listed out the roles of hygiene promoters i.e. each of us.

Ms. Merina Shakya then took over the session where she showed youths a way to achieve things as they want and involved them in a group discussion where participants had to speak out one of their best idea on how to utilize what they have learnt during the session. Four groups came out with 4 ideas of dissimilating the information by conducting sharing program in Aama group, in Trichandra college, in government school.

The session concluded with handing over the certification of appreciation to all the participants. Ms. Lalita Basnet was crowned as “Best WASH ambassador” and was handed over the hygiene kit. After thanking Resource Persons and handing over Token of love the session finally came to an end with thanking Paschim Paaila Team namely Mr. Sujan Manandhar, Mr. Roshan Chaulagain, Ms. Manisha Thapaliya, Mr. Dibit Aryal and last but not the least Ms. Merina Shakya for their immense support and cooperation.  


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