The Korea Overseas Volunteer Programme of KOICA has organized an event for its Green School Project Final Presentation and COVID Response Programme recently in Lalitpur. The programme was conducted by with technical support of Doko Recyclers Pvt. Ltd.
The main objective of the project is to educate students about solid waste management and empower them to take action to manage the waste at source, and also help them to build the knowledge and values they will need for a sustainable future. The project will broaden the mind set of students towards recyclable, non-recyclable and organic waste to minimize the waste from their community. Students and their teachers are the force that holds immense potential for bringing about this transformation.
Green Schools Project has supported schools to set up and run a student-led environmental program by equipping them with infrastructures for waste management and formation of Eco Club. Team members of Eco Club will be facilitated to lead campaigns starting from their own classrooms such as segregating waste at source efficiently and disposing responsibly, eliminating plastic bag with cotton bags or their own school bag, helping them to inspire their school and community to go green. It builds their leadership, communication and teamwork skills as well as their confidence, resilience and wellbeing.
Green School Project has been implementing in total seven schools of Kageshwori Municipality and Laliptur Sub Metropolitan City. During the programme Doko Recyclers have presented completed activities and plans of the project. On the occasion a total of 10,000 units of hand sanitizer and 7,700 units hemp masks handed over to the beneficiaries of the project as a part of COVID Response Programme.
Concluding the event, Ms. Jinhwa Kim, Deputy Country Director of KOICA Nepal Office opined that it is very optimistic with the schools under this project would contribute towards continuation of the practice of waste segregation at school to reinforce behavioural changes among the students and contribute to a sustainable waste management system in our community.
KOICA Nepal Office is promoting Green ODA on all of its activities and projects from this year. Environment has been identified as one of the prominent sector for upcoming KOICA’s intervention in Nepal.