Dimapur, December 19: In order to prepare a reserve for its ‘My Scholarship Foundation’, CAN Youth has also set up a stall among the many stalls put up by different organizations and individuals here at DDSC stadium as part of the ongoing ‘December Fest’.
The NGO is selling handmade paper bags that costs between Rs. 15 to Rs. 80 per piece and the proceeds from the sales would go to ‘My Scholarship Foundation’. Through this, CAN Youth supports students from below poverty line families between the ages of 3 years to 10 years living in Nagaland.
Chief Functionary of the NGO Jenpu Rongmei talking to the media on the occasion said that though the project of making paper bags and selling them started in the year 2016, it is yet to see its boom.
“We have sold around 7,000 bags in total since we begun,” he said with a little disappointment but added that through social media and other sources more people are becoming aware about this and a few showrooms in Dimapur are now buying bags. He said that they have also received orders from weddings and onetime orders from Guwahati and Delhi respectively. CAN Youth has now tied up with Mercy Society in this project. The project is called ‘Paper Village’.
At present, three groups besides Mercy Society are making the paper bags. The people involved in the making of the bags are provided training by the three members of the NGO. Right now they are operating only in Dimapur and Kohima. The orders can be placed by visiting their office at Burma Camp or calling 9077797287.
(Page News Service)