Students’ waste mgmt concept tops Idea Fest

- GAURAV THAPA, Lalitpur

Feb 21, 2015-

Students of the K & K International College were selected as winner for their idea of “economising the waste” in the first Idea Fest held on Saturday. The winning idea proposed collecting waste and converting it into organic fertiliser by providing participant households with monetary incentive.

Of the total 23 ideas were submitted to the fest, four were short-listed and opened for voting. “Economising the waste” received 54 out of 175 votes. The winners are second year BSW students in the college. Suman Dhakal who pitched the idea in the event said, “People have put faith in our idea and we are not going to let them down.”

Under the project, the group first plans to find organisations that are willing to support and cooperate with them. “After forming a working model, we will begin trial in a small area and gradually move across the country,” Dhakal said. Another member of the group, Ramesh Dhital, admitted to difficulties that need to be overcome for implementing their idea. “Raising awareness for our project is the first challenge,” he said.

Organisers said about Rs 30,000, collected in the programme, will be provided to the winners to launch their project.

The organisers claimed the Idea Fest to be the first such event in Nepal bringing youths together to look for and deliberate upon innovative social ideas.

Published: 22-02-2015 07:13

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