Empowering marginalized groups by recycling e-waste

A Pilot Project in Nepal

The digital transformation has been changing our lives massively. Still not everyone is provided with access to the digital
world even though it could be considered a fundamental right.
This is where JCI Nepal’s e-library comes in. Recycled e-waste is distributed via an e-library that supports marginalized
groups. People who lack skills in finding their ways through the digital jungle are educated and trained in a digital education
infrastructure setup.
Not only does this project empower marginalized groups, it also contributes to sustainable use of our shared resources. On
top of it all JCI Nepal manages to run the project without financial support.
Zero waste. Optimized cost. Maximum access.
JCI Nepal is interested to work on SDG projects and impactful actions in communities. Since JCI Nepal had done lots of
innovative projects . Mr. Ashish create an ideas to support for marginalized group of people and managing the E-Waste.

Target for SDG 9.A and SDG 4 Quality Education.

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1- Root Cause Analysis

Problem: Lack of Digital Literacy and Waste of Old Computers 

City: Lalitpur, Nepal

Why is this a problem? 1. Economy, 2. no resources

What is happeining?  Why it happens? Why it happens? Why it happens? Root Cause

Purpose of the Project 

–  Digital Literacy 

-Library for Teacher and Student which will be saving cost for making physical library. 

– Milestone for Education for dominant group of people 

– lasting for at least 4-5 years  

2 -Develop: ​Formulate Sustainable Solutions

3 – Execute: Take Action

As a pilot Project we have started the E-Library Establishment with reusing old Computer in Damaitar Community School. Damaitar Lower Secondary school has proposed us for support to setup E-library. where children from low income people are studying. People who are working as labor in bricks factory are students in this school. The concept of this project is to complete with Zero cost of investment and impact to numbers of people. We collected computer (new or used) so that we can setup computer lab for student and teacher. We are reusing the Old (working condition) Desktop computer which are unused in people s homes/offices. 

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4 – Review: Monitor and Evaluate Results

This is financially viable and sustainable with help of our project of E-Library, more than 100 People are getting benefit per year. It is to fully support to poor people. After this project, more and more people and Organization as joining and Helping us. Recently Help Nepal Network and Nepal Clearing house grant us 10 more Computers. Now Damaitar School is becoming the Collection Center for Computer and managing to provide computers to other school too. After this pilot Project , it seems we can run more project and establish 20 E-Library throughout the country in Coming days. 

. Teachers and class officers will be tapped to monitor the usage of the students of the platform. Also, technical officers of each school will be tapped to assist the students in using e-library aligned to their school s curriculum.

5 – Partnership

Now, we are partnering with Help Nepal Network, Nepal Clearing House Ltd., for the support. Damaitar School and its teachers, Students are the major stakeholders. 

Students, Parents and surrounding community are happy to get the new system. And we can handover them with sustainable solution. 

We are also looking for new partners to run this project in other district and schools of nepal with the successful stories of pilot project.

Finally, a message from our Chairman, Joaquin V. Boston:

Asia is a priority to the International Board of Global Actors and Business for Sustainability -Entreps-. This initiative facilitates a second life to basic and stepping up technological devices helping certain groups in need of them who otherwise wouldn’t have that chance.

Cheers to this best international practice on the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Nepal’

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