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Nektarina Non Profit celebrates its 9th birthday!

Written by Aina on . Posted in General Information, News

Today it’s a very special day not only because 12th of August sees the commemoration of International Youth Day, but also because it’s our ninth anniversary or as we like to call it: our birthday.

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Nektarina’s story began in 2009 in Croatia and ever since our organization has dedicated to “Educate, connect and inspire” people from all walks of life to take care of the environment and their communities.

Our planet is at a breaking point. Each year that passes, we see more evidently the need to take action towards the protection of our planet Earth and all living things. Climate change is quickly becoming the biggest threat to communities all around the globe while our  air, soil, waterways and oceans are severely affected from expansive pollution. All over the planet, wildlife, ecosystems and habitats are being lost by our unsustainable development which is threatening our own survival at the same time.

In such difficult times, we believe it is more important than ever to practice each and every day our organizational motto: Educate, Connect and Inspire. Consequently, we’ll continue spreading information to raise awareness and educate about global issues affecting our communities and the environment. We’ll keep connecting with others to build a more sustainable future. And most of all we hope to continue inspiring people to get out of idleness and find their own way to help and make a difference in their communities and their environment.

Many thanks to all the present and past colleagues, volunteers, donors, people, and organizations that have accompanied us in these 9 years.

Keep following us in our social networks and don’t forget: a sustainable future for all of us is possible if we start changing and taking action in our daily lives today.

Twitter @nektarina and @edu4sustain

Facebook @nektarinanonprofit  and @Edu4Sustainability

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Best out of waste 2016 – reusing in a creative form waste materials

Written by Aina on . Posted in India, News, News & Updates

Nektarina Non Profit and its Indian partner Zest Youth Movement, started a couple of months ago the “Best out of waste” contest with the aim of encouraging students to use their creativity to prepare objects using only waste materials.

A couple of years ago, we successfully implemented the same activity in Pune and precisely because it was a huge success and both teachers and students appreciated very much, we decided to implement it again this year.

The organization of the activity started back in early October, when our India E4S Country Manager, visited several schools in Pune to invite them to participate in the activity and to explain the objectives and dynamic of the contest.

As of today, we are proud to say that the response has been amazing. Twelve schools participated and in total 1,500 students aged 9 – 16 years old submitted wonderful and creative pieces of work.

Participants prepared great works using only waste materials such as disposable plastic spoons, cans, pieces of cardboard, plastic wrappings, bottles, etc. Very beautiful and creative pieces of work were created, from decorative objects, to useful objects such as pencil holders and even toys or games.

Sample of works

Several schools took the initiative to organize small exhibitions to showcase the works of their students and to share the experiences and learnings of the activity with their schools’ communities.

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In the next weeks we will also start to organize a special exhibition with a selection of some of the pieces from each school and to have a ceremony to recognize both schools and students for their enthusiastic participation.

We will update soon about these events.  In the meantime, take a look at a the pictures of the beautiful works created by these children and youths in India. Click here or on the below picture to go to our Flickr album.

Many thanks to all the schools that participated and supported the activity.

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