F4L holds Leyte Football Festival & Light Up Tacloban Event
October 11 and October 12, 2014 were two days’ worth of football games because of Football for Life (F4L) Tacloban’s much-anticipated Leyte Football Festival. Football teams from around Region 8 and even newbie football players enrolled in the Football for Life Program went to the Leyte Sports Development Centre to join in the games.
ACIDLoop: Workshop on Resource Efficiency Measures Implementation
On November 22, a minor workshop on the implementation of resource efficiency measures was conducted in the AIMA Hall in Ambattur, Chennai. This event aimed to present the various measures implemented and the savings realized by the project participants from other regions to hasten the implementation in other participating units from the southern region.
i2Can holds its 7th event at Chennai Corporation High School
The Social Actions Team in ASSIST India Office held the 7th I2Can: Inspiring and Igniting Creativity among Young People event last November 11. This event was held at the Chennai Corporation High School in Chennai. The purpose of the event was to create awareness on healthcare, road safety, disaster management and mitigation among the student community.
ASSIST / AsianNGO participates in the Indian Toilet Summit 2014
The Indian Toilet Summit, held last November 19, was a collaboration of policy makers, researchers, non-profit and corporate organizations to discuss and share best practices in sanitation sector in order to reach the aim of Open Defecation Free India as a contribution to the new venture of Swatchh Bharat by the Prime Minister of India which was organized by Research and Sustainable Development Consortium.
ASSIST India organizes its first School Garden Initiative
1, 2, 3, Grow promotes installing gardens where children can have the chance to learn an important life skill, one that is overlooked in standard school curricula. Gardening activities is a great way to teach environmental awareness by exploring the workings of nature.
PROper Mangement of Municipal Solid WastE to create a Waste Free Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka generates an estimated 6700 metric tons of waste daily where only 2800 metric tons of waste is collected. Absence of efficient system to clean up the waste has brought about a need to create a well-organized waste management system in Sri Lanka which must be prioritized to avoid the spread of toxic chemicals and pollution in the environment.
In this Public Private Partnership project, jointly funded by DEG and Holcim (Lanka) Limited and implemented by Holcim (Lanka) Limited in partnership with ASSIST, a waste management complex will be set-up at the Seeduwa waste dump site to provide an appropriate solution to unorganized dumping and burning of waste. The waste management complex is surrounded by two key industrial zones called Katunayake and Biyagama, the country’s largest housing scheme called Raddolugama and main airport in Sri Lanka, the Katunayake Bandaranayalka international airport.