At CREASION, we believe in the power of compassion and sustainability to drive positive change. Since our establishment in 2005, we have been at the forefront of sustainable development initiatives in Nepal. Our organization has served as a hub for social innovations, impact-driven projects, a learning center for youth, and a platform for stakeholder engagement.
We approach development through an innovative, multi-faceted lens, always putting sustainability at the forefront of our work. At CREASION, we recognize the importance of both the environment and the communities that inhabit it. As such, we are committed to engaging our beneficiaries equally and developing our projects with their best interests in mind.
With offices in Kathmandu and Chitwan, our organization has developed an extensive network of collaborations across all provinces of Nepal. Our focus areas are continually evolving, and we are committed to addressing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through our work. We support Nepal's long-term strategy for technological progress, policymaking, and social transformation, which aims to create a carbon-neutral, inclusive, and climate-resilient future, ultimately leading to net-zero emissions by 2045.
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We engage youth and harness their passion to bring sustainable change to the community.
TONS OF WASTE PLASTICS RECYCLED
We care for the environment and promote recycling as a way to sustainability.
We direct the interest of young children towards environment conservation and protection
We focus on promoting preparedness and facilitating sustainable solutions for any disaster.
We foster the skills and capacities of women to help them gain economic independence
WASTE SMART SCHOOLS
We foster young students and provide them knowledge and education on Environment and Sustainability.
OXYGEN GENERATING UNITS
We are always on standby in occurrence of a disaster to provide emergency support for those in need.
OXYGEN CYLINDERS DISTRIBUTED
We focus on providing aid and help to the most vulnerable during a time of crisis.
In 2005 CREASION was established as a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with the vision of implementing compassion- based development. It was started after recognizing the need for a balanced outlook in development-based projects that integrates the spirit of volunteerism, sustainability, research and collective partnerships.
CREASION started through the collaborative effort of a group of friends to fill the gap that existed in the development sector. Mr. Aanand Mishra currently leads the organisation as the Founder and President. However, to complement and enhance his ideas we have a very strong board backing the organisation from the beginning.
Currently, we have a strong team of twenty-four members overseeing and working for different projects who don’t compromise on the ethics and values of the organization. Besides, volunteers are also the greatest asset of the organization who have contributed their passion, enthusiasm, time, and ideas to leverage the vision of the organization and materialize it for the betterment of our intended beneficiaries and projects.
CREASION extends its work in four different areas: Environment and Sustainability, Youth Empowerment, and Emergency Disaster Response. There are different projects that cater to these thematic areas.
The different projects that cater to the specific areas are: Volunteer for Change (VFC), Waste Smart School, Recycler Saathi, Emergency Disaster Response (EDR), Women for Change (WFC), Karnali Education Mission, Empowering Youth Towards A Zero Waste National Park, Waste-Pickers Organization Research, Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth RiPL project, and Waste Action Plan. While Recycler Saathi works for the environment and Emergency Disaster Response (EDR) looks after emergency disaster-related responses, the other programs cater to the empowerment of children, youth and women. Volunteer for Change engages youth, Women for Change works for women and Waste Smart School educates and aware children.
The projects were introduced over the years as per the necessity of the situation. CREASION initially started with Volunteer for Change as a means to engage youth in the process of community-level development. However, the earthquake of 2015 and the consequences that followed led to the start of Emergency Disaster Response (EDR). Rebuild for Change through EDR continued its work in the 2017 flood as well and is activated whenever disaster hits the country. Women for Change was established in 2017 recognizing the importance of economic independence for women.
Recycler Saathi and Waste Smart School were introduced in 2019 with a focus on the environment and children. The recent COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on waste workers prompted the start of Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project in 2020.
Oxygen for Nepal is a recent campaign introduced in 2021 in response to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Through this campaign, we provide essential medical services and equipment to patients and hospitals to fight the virus.
Most of our projects run in collaboration and partnership with different stakeholders such as the government, corporations, schools, colleges and local communities. We love to connect with new institutions and build ideas for better activities and their impacts.
In 2005, a vision was born, and today it celebrates its 18th anniversary. This vision has not only endured but has grown stronger, fueled by unwavering passion, boundless energy, and unwavering dedication. We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who have joined us on this remarkable journey. Your unwavering support has been instrumental in helping us reach this significant milestone. As we move forward, we look forward to embarking on our mission with even more love and support in the years to come Here's to many more years of purposeful endeavors and positive impact!
Celebrating the 18th-year celebration of CREASION would be far from complete without mentioning our team who have accompanied us throughout our remarkable journey. Here’s a short video, where our cherished team members and well-wishers share their thoughts and best wishes on this special occasion, marking the 18th anniversary of CREASION. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our team members and well-wishers, both those featured in the video and those who are not, for being integral to the essence of our journey.
Recycler Saathi, initiated in 2019 and aligns with the vision of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s ‘World Without Waste’ and aims to create a self-sustainable waste PET bottle recycling mechanism in Nepal. The broader goal of the project has been to formalize the waste management sector of Nepal and create a reliable and sustainable recycling mechanism in Nepal. This video shows the achievements of Recycler Saathi in 2022.
Waste Smart School is a one-of-a kind model club initiated by CREASION through its project Recycler Saathi where children and young students from government schools are taught about ways to conserve the environment and manage waste. It is an initiative to provide students and young children with an environment-friendly and environment-conscious outlook.
Some glimpses from our two day workshop on "Founding National Network of Waste Pickers Organization in Nepal."
Recycler Saathi is a waste PET recollection and recycling enterprise of CREASION supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation. Till now, Recycler Saathi has recycled 4500+ tons of waste PET bottles, which is estimated to reduce carbon emission by 6750 tons.
An initiative dedicated to advancing the essence of recollection and recycling through education, awareness, and public participation at multiple levels. This will help bridge the gap between eco-conscious citizens and recycling of PET bottles (Note: PET bottles are any kind of plastic bottles like water bottles and cold drink bottles that have RIC code 1 written inside the recycling symbol). This initiative will provide a platform where citizens can easily access the recycling of PET bottles and contribute to their recycling by creating a circular loop.
In the universe, there are billions of galaxies, In our galaxy, there are billions of planets, But there is Only One Earth. And millions of us can come together, in our own little way, to celebrate this World Environment Day.
Emergency Disaster Response is a compassion-based community regrowth initiative, which was born in the aftermath of the major earthquake and aftershock that hit Nepal on 25th April and 12th May 2015, respectively, and has continued its objectives of helping those at the time of need.
We intend to assist individuals and communities affected by disasters. We aim to bring long-term and sustainable change to communities where beneficiaries act as active recipients of help. It is also a way for us to give back to the community and to build stronger bonds and communities by helping those at the time of need.
Waste workers are at great risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is everybody's responsibility to ensure that waste workers are safe from any safety threats. This awareness video aims to serve as a reminder for individuals, organizations as well as waste workers to work towards maintaining safe waste management.
When the impacts of COVID-19 hit worldwide, our team diligently stood at the forefront and provided assistance to waste workers. Here’s how Pratistha Shrestha stood at the frontline providing relief and helping waste workers who were the frontrunners in fighting the virus.
As the Project Lead, Sujata Koirala had important responsibilities to fulfil. Despite the already existing risk of the virus and her important role in the team, she took any challenges that came into her way, stood at the frontline and dutifully completed her responsibilities.
With risks of the virus surrounding the team as well as the waste workers, Dr Khanal made sure everybody took precautionary steps and followed preventive measures. His dedication to ensuring his responsibility was exemplary and inspiring.
The experiences of everybody in the field was emotional and fulfilling. The opportunity to ease the lives of waste workers inspired the team. Here’s what Avipsha Rayamajhi has to say about her experience with WWERP and how it inspired her.
In support of the team, Ramji Ram has been conducting door-to-door survey and contract tracing of the corona virus. He has also been leading the food distribution in the region and helping communities sustain themselves during the pandemic and take safety measures against COVID-19.
The teaser makes an attempt to portray the lives, hardships and sacrifices of waste workers, the impact they had to face due to COVID-19 and the help provided through the Waste Workers Emergency Relief Project.
The video follows the lives of informal recyclers, who tirelessly work to keep the city clean. The video showcases their struggles and challenges, as they navigate hazardous waste and work long hours in demanding conditions. The video also highlights gender disparities in the informal recycling sector, with women facing unique challenges and barriers. The need for gender mainstreaming in policies and programs is emphasized, as the project aims to strengthen informal recyclers, particularly women in recovering 300 tonnes of plastic waste from ending up in rivers. Furthermore, the video provides a sobering glimpse into the reality of waste management, highlighting the importance of recognizing the contributions of waste workers to society and providing them with the necessary support and resources to carry out their work safely and effectively