From this year 2019, Paschim Paaila has newly initiated ‘College Campaign’ program with the aim to aware and empower young college going students to enhance their capacity and knowledge on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). This ‘College Campaign on Youth, WASH and SDG’ will be organized in various colleges of Kathmandu valley.
The main objective of the program is to encourage youths to involve in various WASH related social issues, to motivate them to act as Youth WASH ambassador and to sensitize them on importance of WASH to create environmentally healthy community and support nationwide WASH activities to achieve SDG goal 6. WASH as a major concern of SDG, knowledge on WASH among youths still needs to be expanded. This program highlights basics and facts on WASH and its national and worldwide status including areas of WASH that has to be addressed and need special roles of youth to achieve the goal.
In collaboration with ENPHO, Paschim Paaila organized its first College Campaign in Khwopa College located in Dekocha, Bhaktapur on January 29, 2019. Ms. Urmila Lama, Executive member of Paschim Paaila resided as resource person for the program. Altogether, 20 students of Bachelor of Environmental Science have actively participated in the program. Ms. Anita Bhuju, Network Coordinator, facilitated the overall program.
"The program was very interactive. I learned about Sustainable Development Goals and it's linkages with WASH. This program also revived my knowledge on basic WASH" said 3rd year student, Krisha Koju.