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
May 28, 2013

Update-Safe Water-May13

Distribution of TULIP Water Filter in SLUM areas.
Distribution of TULIP Water Filter in SLUM areas.

We all believe that, quality of drinking water is a matter of serious concern. It is also one of the key factors contributing to high mortality of children and high medication cost to prevent infectious disease in adults. As a result of use of contaminated drinking water, frequent outbreak of water born diseases is heard in news published through various media. The people of slum areas and brick kilns are the most vulnerable and affected group due to the use of unsafe and contaminated water. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation, poor structural quality of housing and overcrowding makes the condition even worse. As a result, they are forced to heavily rely on turbid, contaminated and unsafe groundwater source – accessed through digging wells and accessing water through tubewell. This practice is creating high risk in the health condition of the people in the slum and brick kilns. The result of a water testing organized in these areas indicated the presence of bacterial contamination of fecal coliform.

Analyzing the condition, ECCA initiated to promote ceramic filter also known as Tulip Filters in these areas. The tulip water filter is designed as a point-of-use filter in households which is impregnated with silver in order to increase the bacterial removal efficiency and to reduce the recontamination risk of stored filtered water. These filters are economic in use with simple techniques and high turbidity removal capacity.

In the month of Feb and March, ECCA distributed Tulip filter in 25 household of Slum areas and 40 Household of Brick Kilns in Kathmandu Valley. Approx 300 people living in these houses are directly benefited through the distribution and use of filters. Through your support, the proper use of these filters by the households, ensures safe health of members in the family and improve the daily living condition of urban poor in Nepal.

We would like to thank you for your continuous support and believing and supporting us in our campaign. Because of YOU, we have been able to bring changes in the life of needy people in Nepal. Furthermore, we would like to request you all to share the information of our project and request your friends and families to donate on 12th June 13 (Wednesday). This particular day is very important for us because, GlobalGiving has announced this day as GG Bonus Day. Hence, of the total donation received in all the projects from 9:00 AM on this day, 40% of additional amount will be matched by GG until it’s US $90,000 budget is completed. Hence, your support through spreading out the message of bonus day will help us achieve our target very soon through securing additional funds.

We hope for the same type of support in the days to come ahead. Please like our Facebook page to get updates regarding our activities and follow us on Twitter to get our tweets. We are also looking forward towards your valuable suggestions and comments regarding our works as well.

Angel Chitrakar

www.ecca.org.np

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Using TULIP filter to access safe drinking water
Using TULIP filter to access safe drinking water
May 22, 2013

Update Solar Tuki - May 13

Milan showing his house in Warangi VDC.
Milan showing his house in Warangi VDC.

I feel privileged to post this updates directly through the experience from my fresh field visit of eastern hilly region of Nepal. My current field visit included a visit in a school (Shree Laxmi Secondary School) located at Warangi VDC of Morang District. It took me 8 hrs of continuous walk from the nearby road accessible area to reach in the school. Due to the harsh hilly terrains, this place is yet to be electrified. The people in the village till this day are relying in the traditional kerosene lamp for the lights during evening hours to pursue their daily activities.

During my visit to this school, I interacted with teachers, students and parents about the options they have for light during evening hours. Few of them answered – Solar Home System, but, most of the peoples answers were same – “Kerosene Lamp”. Among the people who are using kerosene lamp, one of the student “Milan” (15 yrs of age and studying at grade 10) took me to his house and showed his kerosene lamp as a form of only lighting source, which he uses during his regular study hours in evening and night time during his exams. He shared about the struggle and sufferings that he is into while using kerosene lamp for studying late evenings. Due to poor economic condition of his family, they couldn’t afford bigger solar home system as a source for clean lighting in their house.

37 students like Milan in grade 10 and a total of 335 students in Shree Laxmi Secondary School have the same story. Hence, we have decided to install a community charging center in the school and facilitate the students with a piece of solar tuki to take them in their home in the evening hours, so that the sufferings of those students studying under the light of Kerosene lamp could be minimized. It will improve their educational condition and health as they will have access to clean form of lighting source and healthy environment to breathe in.

We would like to thank you for all your support and believing and supporting us in our campaign. Because of You, we have been able to bring changes in the life of students in rural Nepal towards their better lives and education. Furthermore, we would like to request you all to share the information of our project and request your friends and families to donate on 12th June 13 (Wednesday). This particular day is very important for us because, GlobalGiving has announced this day as GG Bonus Day. Hence, of the total donation received in all the projects from 9:00 AM on this day, 40% of additional amount will be matched by GG until it’s US $90,000 budget is completed. Hence, your support through spreading out the message of bonus day will help us achieve our target very soon through securing additional funds.

We hope for the same type of support in the days to come ahead. Please like our Facebook page to get updates regarding our activities and follow us on Twitter to get our tweets. We are also looking forward towards your valuable suggestions and comments regarding our works as well.

Thank you & Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

Milan, with his kerosene light used for study.
Milan, with his kerosene light used for study.
Milan taking care of Goat as an income of family
Milan taking care of Goat as an income of family
Apr 24, 2013

Report on Herbal Garden Education - Apr13

Students in Preparation of Herbal Garden in School
Students in Preparation of Herbal Garden in School

Seasonal Greetings to all our supporters and well-wishers from ECCA, Nepal. I would like to acknowledge all our donors, supporters and well-wishers of our program – “Herbal Garden Education for Children” as well as GlobalGiving Team for continuous support in our program.

Training programs for the students and teachers so that they could understand and get firsthand knowledge of herbs and its use in our daily life through herbal garden is the main objective of this program. We had provided the training for school students and developed herbal garden in different schools. As the first reporting in this project through globalgiving, we would like to provide updates directly from the field through a short movies presented by the beneficiaries of this program. Please visit the youtube link which will direct you to a short activities that we did in this program.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our donors for your continuous support in our initiation. We would also like to request you to disseminate the information of our project in your circle so as to raise some more funds so that we will be able to support the students and schools. We hope for your feedback, comments and suggestion regarding our project at ecca@mos.com.np and angel@ecca.org.np so that we could implement our programs more effectively.

Regards,

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