- WWF launches Coastal Project on Water and Sanitation at Kakapir and Soomer villages
- Water for future: Rainwater harvesting drive
- Campaign to preserve groundwater
- URBANISATION PROCESS: Study on vulnerability assesment
- Rainwater harvesting a boon to Lalitpur folk
- Community gets its own supply of water
- Traditional Water management and Machhendranath Festival
- UN HABITAT & UNICEF support promotion of arsenic mitigation options in terai districts of Nepal
- UN Habitat supporting EcoSan Toilet Promotional Campaign in Nagarkot
- Call to preserve traditional water management system
- Urbanisation in the spotlight as world marks first World Cities Day
- Bajura yet to rid itself of Chhaupadi tradition
- M-WASH-CC Formation in Sandhikharka Municipality
- Voice from slum
- World Habitat Day to be observed on Monday
- Squatters to be consulted to resolve their problem
- World Habitat Day 2014 Message of the UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos
- ‘Give Slum Dwellers a Voice’, Secretary-General says in Message for World Habitat Day
- Construction of temporary shelters gaining momentum
- Urban challenges emerging one month after Nepal earthquake.
- Japan and UN-Habitat to provide shelter support in Nepal before and during monsoon
- Nepal: Another 7.3 magnitude earthquake wreaks further havoc
- UN-Habitat ready to support Shelter, WASH and Early Recovery in Nepal
- UN-Habitat Regional Director visit Gamcha
- 'Rebuilding the hearts of people'
- Shelter project team set off for field mission
- Youth Volunteers Revive Over 100 toilets in four days
- Bardiya declared Terai first ODF District
- UN-Habitat promoting safer building solutions
- Relief materials to vulnerable women
- UN-Habitat and IUTC trained urban practitioners in Land Readjustment
- Rebuilding what is holy
- Post-quake urban challenges complex: Padma Sunder Joshi
- Community Information Center formally opened
- Training People on Sustainable and Safer Building Construction
- National level interaction on rebuilding Bungamati
- “Happily shifted in my own Temporary Shelter”
- Illegal settlement sprawl risks up
- Safer Homes
- Rebuilding Nepal
- Beneficiaries’ immediate woes fade away
- GSF programmes empower close to 10 million to end open defecation
Coca-Cola, UN-Habitat launch ‘Support My School’ schemePosted 5 March, 03:51 pm
Coca-Cola and UN-Habitat today announced the launch of a unique initiative named ‘Support My School’, a programme for healthy, active and happy schools. The soft drink company said that the campaign aimed to create awareness and address issues in schools which lead to absenteeism or children dropping out of school.
The Support My School campaign is being launched in 10 schools in the Kathmandu valley — five in Kathmandu, three in Lalitpur and two schools in Bhaktapur districts. The campaign will initially benefit 10,596 students currently enrolled in the 10 schools. In the days ahead, Support My School will mobilize support from other partners and also expand its reach to other schools in Nepal.
“The Coca-Cola Company places strong emphasis on building sustainable communities across the world. We are launching our signature programme Support My School in Nepal now, having seen its impact across the Southwest Asian region,” said Neeraj Garg, vice-president, operations, Southwest Asia, Coca-Cola India and Southwest Asia Business Unit. He added that the company aimed to improve facilities in schools through this initiative so that students can have a clean and hygienic environment for growth and development.
The initiative will focus on the elements of providing clean drinking water, improving sanitation facilities for boys and girls, developing recreation amenities through libraries and sports facilities and promoting environmental awareness through initiatives like a green audit, tree plantation drives and recharging the groundwater through rain water harvesting techniques. “Every child needs a holistic and hygienic environment for learning. Under the Support My School campaign, we aim to provide basic facilities in schools, to create a conducive environment for learning,” said Bhushan Tuladhar, regional technical advisor, South Asia, Urban Basic Services Branch, UN-HABITAT.
“We have already launched this campaign in India and very recently in Bangladesh as well.