Kathmandu, June 7. CREASION Nepal along with The Coca-Cola Foundation has concluded the third week of relief distribution to the waste worker community with the presence and support of actor and goodwill ambassador of CREASION, Mr.Dayahang Rai and the Mayor of Lalitpur Municipality, Mr. Chiri Babu Maharjan in Lalitpur.The relief distribution is a part of the ongoing Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project (WWERP) which is a joint initiative of CREASION and The Coca-Cola Foundation thataims to provide assistance to 3200 waste workers.
The team reached out to 287 waste workers during the four days of distribution this week where beneficiaries were provided with the standard ration packages, medicines, awareness materials and safety gears which include gloves, boots and PPEs. Additionally, medical consultations and general hygiene awareness were also provided. The distributions took place in various locations in Kathmandu and Lalitpur including Teku, Sanepa, Koteshwor, Balkumari, Satungal and Bhaisipati with the facilitation of consortium partners Recycler Sathi and Himalayan Climate Initiative.
The WWERP project which commenced on 15th May, so far has successfully organized 15 relief programs which has directly benefited over 1400 waste workers. During this period, a month’s ration packages adequate for a family of five members were distributed resulting in over 7100 beneficiaries. Additionally, over 450 safety gears have been distributed along with awareness programs and medical consultations. The project was initiated in a response to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and aims to positively benefit 3200 waste worker beneficiaries across Nepal.The project aims to carry out its relief efforts in different municipalities of Kathmandu, Kirtipur, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Saptari and Siraha.
Speaking about the ongoing project, Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder and President, CREASION said, “We feel humbled to be able to support more waste workers, our environment heroes for yet another week. We are continuously striving to reach out to more waste workers through this project and hope to extend our support as much as we can.”
Mr. Ambuj Singh, Country Director of Coca-Cola in Nepal shared, “Our gratitude and appreciation are to the frontline waste workers for their dedication to serve us and the environment, and we along with CREASION wanted to ensure that their safety and well-being is priotized. This week, we are happy to have Dayahang Rai present with us to support our relief efforts”