World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2nd February, marking the date in 1971 when the Convention on Wetlands, known as the Ramsar Convention for protection of wetlands. The international theme for World Wetlands Day 2017 is Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).So far, 169 countries are parties to the Ramsar Convention, committing to conserve over 2,000 wetlands of international importance around the world. Nepal has party to the Convention since 1987.
NYCA celebrated this day awaring the students of Grade 9 and 10 of Sahid Dharma Bhakta School (Nakkhu) on importance of wetlands and the present status of wetland’s of Nepal along with the things they can do from their sides to protect our biodiverstically rich wetlands.
With the aim to make students aware of the waste management and to provide a hands-on experience about bin composting, Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) organized three training days. They successfully trained 119 students on proper waste management techniques through bin segregation and composting under the “creating a waste Café”.
The students from grade 4 to 10 of Bright Future H.S. School , Koseli Foundation and Universal school were first given the insights about the waste and its impacts on the environment as well as the health of the people. Then a demonstration was given on how to use a home compost bin and generate a good manure. The students wanted to give a demonstration by themselves in order to prove their understanding and it was very appreciable that they promised to practices this method in their homes as well.
NYCA handover the compost bins to the respective schools in order to utilize the waste from the school canteen .
Every year, August 12 is celebrated as International Youth Day with some youth related themes. The theme of this year is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production” based on SDG 12.
On the occasion of International Youth Day, NYCA celebrated this Youthful day with the school children of Bright Future Higher Secondary School of Grade 9 and 10 awaring about climate change and its impact. The students were sensitized and aware with presentation, videos and games related to climate change issues. About 95 students were sensitized during this program.