KATHMANDU: With a view to keep children warm during the winter cold, One Degree Initiative distributed winter clothes to children at the Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC), Budhanilkantha on December 4. As many as 500 pieces of clothes were distributed to more than 40 children

residing at the centre.

The clothes for adult people will be distributed in some parts of Tarai.

The winter clothes were collected through a campaign that lasted from November 5 to 26. The clothes were collected from individuals and students from various colleges. Individuals dropped the clothes at several checkpoints kept around the Valley. Similarly, students of Chelsea International Academy, Rato Bangla School, Shuvatara School, Premier College, New Summit School, Malpi Institute and Thames College collected the clothes and submitted to volunteers of One Degree Initiative. Including children’s and adults’ clothes, around 1,000 pieces of clothes were collected from the campaign.

“Thanks to all who assured warmth for the children in winter by donating the clothes,” said coordinator of One Degree Initiative Nepal Chapter Abhinav Khanal adding that they succeeded in collecting many clothes also through an appeal in the Facebook.

The organisation has also appealed to other NGOs and INGOs to collect winter clothes for the poor and homeless people of Tarai.

(One Degree Initiative is a Bangladeshi INGO involved in social service. The Nepal branch of the organisation has participation of students from various colleges of the Valley.)