Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness

1. ECCA will be a Model Professional Volunteer Organization (PVO) dedicated towards natural resources management 2. ECCA will organize programs so as to secure children's sound ecological future 3. ECCA will support the development of conservation related entrepreneurship
Sep 1, 2015

Solar lamps and panel distribution in Asrang

After solar lamp and solar panel distribution
After solar lamp and solar panel distribution

On July 28 2015, with financial support raised through Global Giving, ECCA distributed Solar powered lamps (along with Solar panel) in Bidhadheshwari Higher Secondary School of Asrang in Lalitpur district as part of relief activities for the victims of April earthquake. Each of 400 households received two lamp units and one solar panel. Initially being scheduled the day before, bad road conditions (arising due to landslide) on the way to Asrang delayed the Solar Tuki distribution by one day. Nevertheless, school students and parents came again the next day to receive Solar Tukis for their homes.

In Asrang village, Lalitpur, around 97% of the houses got damaged in April's earthquake and recovery process is taking time. With most of the electrical infrastructures damaged during the earthquake, the residents of Asrang had been facing problems of lighting during night time. Those who had access to kerosene lamps were in no advantage because of probable health hazards. Educational arena of school children was equally affected. Thus, to improve the living and learning condition of people of Asrang, distribution of solar lamps and panels was prioritized since it has multiple advantages. Solar Tukis provide a stable and environmentally friendly source of lighting to the families in their homes or temporary shelters.

“Some children have to walk for 3 hours to get to the school“, says a teacher. The village school Bidhyadhishwari Higher Secondary School, which is located on the top of a hill, was severely damaged during the earthquake and the destroyed classrooms were replaced by temporary learning center (consisting of bamboo-structured huts with space for about 30 children, but cannot provide the same teaching conditions as a solid building). “On top of this challenging surrounding, the students have to work hard to help the family when they return from school in the afternoon” the teacher informs us. That's why it's even more important to help the students to improve their living and learning conditions.

"Now we can study anytime we want. Most of the time, we are busy helping our parents with chores. But now, not even darkness can deprive us from studying. From now on, I will study even harder", said Sandesh Tamang, one of the students.

We would like to thank all our supporters and donors for helping us in post earthquake recovery activities. Without your help and support, we would not have been able to achieve success in helping the earthquake affected people.

Globalgiving UK representative distributing
Globalgiving UK representative distributing
ECCA Program Officer distributing solar lamp
ECCA Program Officer distributing solar lamp
Happy after getting solar tuki
Happy after getting solar tuki
Aug 10, 2015

Expanding Herbal Garden in Community

Preserving Environment Through Plantation
Preserving Environment Through Plantation

For a country where 82% of people rely on firewood for preparing their daily meal, there is a huge pressure in the nearby forest and natural resources. Hence, in order to prevent the forest and natural resources, frequent plantation and its protection is an important activity to undertake. But, with the strike of Earthquake in April in Nepal, damaging & destroying residence of above 7 million people’s houses and institutional buildings, there is a high pressure being created in the surrounding nature and natural resources. Hence in order to prevent the possible environmental catastrophes, preventive measures like awareness and actions were initiated by ECCA.

A 3 day’s long “Conservation through Life Skill Activities Camp” was organized from 4th to 6th August 2015 in 5 different schools in Sindhupalchok District, which is one of the most earthquake affected areas in Nepal. The camp focused to aware children and student about the need of conservation through various activities like games and sessions. The sessions included sessions related with conservation education, WASH, Safe Water practices, Chlorine Uses, Leadership and Conservation games etc. On the 6th of August, a massive plantation program was organized with the involvement of 28 Youths volunteers from ECCA and 831 students from all the schools. A total of 1150 plants of various species – Juniperus Indica, Cinnamomim Camphora, Choerospondias Axillaris and Margosa were planted in various landslide areas, road side areas and open spaces around the school area.

All the students and volunteers from ECCA seemed very energetic towards the activities organized in the school and the community. The teachers expressed that the camp and plantation program organized were highly effective towards reducing the trauma among children and to preserve the surround nature and natural resources.

Thank you for your help and support. Please share the news in your network so that together we can bring greater impact in our community. Do support us through visiting our Facebook Page, Twitter, Blog and Youtube Channel along with our website.

Thank you,

Angel Chitrakar

Students engaged in Trust Fall Game
Students engaged in Trust Fall Game
Preparing for the plantation
Preparing for the plantation
A Group snap after program
A Group snap after program
Aug 7, 2015

Empowering Youths & Students - Aug15

Learning to use GPS instrument
Learning to use GPS instrument

When we talk about empowerment, activities related with training and sharing knowledge plays a vital role. As we planned to extend our activities related with the study of climate change through mobilizing students in various schools, the teachers of the school where programs will be implemented must be empowered. Hence, a teachers training on study of climate change was organized from 2nd April to 4th April at Dalchoki VDC of Lalitpur District. 14 teachers from 7 different schools located in various VDC’s of Southern Lalitpur, actively participated in the training program.

During the training various topics related with climate changes were shared and discussed. The participants were also capacitated in order to note the data on various protocols related with climate and local environment. How to identify the type of cloud and its coverage in sky, measuring the Ph Value, conductivity and transparency of water, max & min temperature, pointing GPS coordinate of the location on earth etc were shared during the training program.

“This training is very new to me and as the contents in this training program required hands-on involvement, I really learned a lot through participating in this program. As a science teacher, now I am very confident to teach practical topics related with environment and climate change to my students. Mr. Rajendra Lama, teacher of Shree Bhagbhairab Sec. School, Chaughare VDC, Laitpur District, expressed his confidence after the training program.

All the participating schools were equipped with the tools and materials required to collect the data related with hydrology and atmosphere protocol.

We thank you for your support and believing in us. Updates of our activities are also regularly posted in our Facebook page, Blog, Youtube Channel and on Twitter. We look forward towards your valuable response, suggestions and comments regarding our work.

Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

Checking Max & Min Temperature of the Day
Checking Max & Min Temperature of the Day
Understanding on checking water transparency
Understanding on checking water transparency
Refreshing mind with team games
Refreshing mind with team games
Discussing about future Steps.
Discussing about future Steps.

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