A joint initiative between Coca-Cola Beverages Nepal and Splash Nepal to provide clean, safe drinking water and build an urban resilient community through rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge in Narayani Model Secondary School in Chitwan.
Kathmandu 9th October 2023- Coca-Cola Beverages Nepal with implementing team from Splash Nepal has handed over the Rainwater Harvesting, Groundwater Recharge and clean drinking water project to Narayani Model Secondary School in Chitwan. The collaborative project which commenced on September, 2023 has successfully concluded on 5th October 2023 with a handover event held at Narayani Model Secondary School in the presence of Mr. Parmeshwor Khanal, Ward No- 10 Chairperson.
Catering to over 3800 students with both day-scholars and residential students, Narayani Model Secondary School is one of the largest model community school in Chitwan where water is heavily required for day to day activities. Through the project, 2 UF Filter systems along with drinking water supply in 12 taps of bottle fillers and 8 Bubbler Faucet taps attached with 4 water stations with dual spouts respectively have been installed in the facility. The system will result to benefit over 5000 people including students and school members. The expected volume of potential water recharge, through the project is 18 lakh liters annually.
Alongside, 7 FATS (Seven Flag Approach for Total Sanitation Program) was conducted by creating a child clubs. The child club members were provided with a training program on the School WASH Program. The goal for this program is to help school achieve the 3 Star Status under a program initiated by the Government of Nepal in rating the schools based upon the WASH Infrastructure in the school. The program would help the school achieve the good results in the 3 Star Program. Likewise, a training session for maintenance of the filtration system by the school was also provided.
Mr. Ram Sharan Duwadi, Head Master of Narayani Model Secondary School expressed, “We would like to express our profound gratitude to Coca-Cola Beverages Nepal for your unwavering support you have provided by installing a reliable and sustainable water supply in our school premise. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our students, teachers and staffs. We look forward to your continuous partnership with our organization and hope to work together on more initiatives that benefit our school and community.
Mr. G. Deepak Senthil Nath, Managing Director of Coca-Cola Beverages Nepal shared, “Water Stewardship is one of the key pillars of our sustainability efforts. We believe in giving back to the communities and nature wherever we operate in and Narayani Model Secondary School is part of our community in Bharatpur where our second plant is. We hope the water that will be recharged to the grounds and the drinking water that will be supplied make a difference to both nature and the students here- making the community more water resilient for now and the future.”
Mr. Pradeep Khadka, Executive Director of Splash Nepal shared, “The overall project would not only help students with an easy accessibility to clean safe drinking water but would also help school achieve good results under 3 Star Program. The commitment from the school in maintaining the system is a major component towards sustainability.”
About Coca-Cola Beverages in Nepal
Coca-Cola Beverages Nepal refreshes consumers across the country through its core product offerings of Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta and Kinley, and impacts thousands as a System. The company works with WaterAid Nepal, CUID, Smartpaani and Splash on innovative integrated water management solutions for water conservation, water replenishment and to improve livelihoods of communities which has made Coca-Cola a water positive company. As part of The Coca-Cola Company’s global commitment towards a ‘World Without Waste’, Coca-Cola Beverages Nepal has been working with partners like Doko Recyclers to support the global mission to collect and recycle every bottle we sell by 2030. Through the Saksham program, Coca-Cola Beverages Nepal and Coca-Cola Nepal are empowering over 2000 women retailers by providing trainings on financial literacy, hospitality, and sanitation management, and use of digital wallet. Coca-Cola Beverages Nepal continually engages in locally relevant initiations to bring about a positive difference to the lives of communities across the country.