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
Feb 20, 2013

Safe Drinking Water Zone - Feb 2013

Safe Drinking Water in School
Safe Drinking Water in School

ECCA has been organizing different environmental and educational program in different schools of Nepal since its establishment in 1987. Among them, Lalit Kalyan Lower Secondary School of Bholdhoka, Lalitpur, Nepal has set an example of a model school in the community. After implementing ECCA’s Safe Drinking Water Campaign, the school has been declared as “Safe Drinking Water” zone. But few years back, it was not like that.

The issue of water and sanitation in school is one of the most important aspects. In Nepal 6.5 million people still do not have access to drinking water and more than 10,500 children die each year due to preventable water and sanitation related diseases. Every year, a large number of school children fall prey to water-borne diseases like diarrhoea and gastroenteritis. Unclean water leads to more deaths each year than war, and causes 80 percent of the world’s diseases. Almost all schools in Nepal receive their drinking water from nearby public water supply system or their own on-site well.

In Lalit kalyan Lower Secondary School there was severe scarcity of water. Hence ECCA supported the school for the construction of well to solve water crisis in the school. But the well water was very turbid and contaminated which was not suitable for drinking purpose. To make well water drinkable, bio sand filtration and chlorination facility was added in the school.

Nowadays a group of nature club students are producing chlorine in the school and are using it to disinfect drinking water. Water Quality Test of the school is done every six months and it was found that all the physical, chemical and biological parameters are within Nepal Standard. 17 staffs and 200 students get benefit from Safe Drinking Water Campaign in this school. Besides that they are also promoting safe drinking water in their community.

Mr. Ramesh Shrestha, principal of the school has stated that there is decrease of absentees in school due to the sickness related to water borne diseases. He also reported on improved knowledge on safe drinking water among students.

ECCA has been successful to some extent in improving hygienic environment of school by providing safe drinking water and creating awareness on use of safe drinking water for better livelihood.

Thank you all for your continued support and valuable contribution. We look forward towards receiving your feedback and suggestion.

Regards

Angel Chitrakar

Sr. Program Officer

angel@ecca.org.np

Water Tank for providing safe water for students
Water Tank for providing safe water for students
Traditional Water extraction system from Well
Traditional Water extraction system from Well
Feb 19, 2013

Project Update-Solar Tuki Feb 13

Students in Orphanage
Students in Orphanage

Remember your childhood days for a moment when you were studying in school. Your daily life would be waking up early in the morning, getting ready for school, spending whole day in school with friends and teachers, learning new things, returning home, playing for some time with friends, completing home-works from school for next day and going to bed. And when you have exams your parent guides you to spend less time in playing and focuses to spend more of your times in studying so that you could get good scores and grades. Now imagine, its an evening time. You are studying very hard sitting in your study table, preparing for attending final exams of your grade. You have all the supports that you need from your parents. Your table lamp is ON and you are in deep concentration in your study. Suddenly, your table lamp goes OFF . . . . . . . . . . and you are in the lap of complete darkness. You can’t see your notebooks and books placed in your table. You can’t even see anything around you due to the darkness. You don’t have any control over the situation where you are. How would you FEEL and react at that moment? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

It’s an exact situation for 52 orphans staying in Rejoice Trinity and Salvation, an orphanage home located in sub urban area of Lalitpur District. Every day during evening hours, when they are studying and doing their home works, power goes out due to load-shedding and these students are forced to use candles. Candles are the only source of light during that time otherwise, they are in the lap of complete darkness at the middle of their study. As there are small children in the orphanage home, using candles are very risky for them as fire could easily spread in the whole building if mishandled. Small children could easily burn their note books and books while studying in the candle light. Incident of burning eyelashes and hands by the small children had already been observed. Hence, the only option to save from these type of accidental incident to occur in future is to install a proper and safe light so that the students don’t need to depend on the electricity and candles for lighting option.

Hence, to support the education of the students of orphanage, a solar lighting system enough to provide power backup during the power cuts so as to light the rooms are supported. The installation of the system is in progress. This will ease the study of the students and help them to shape up their future towards the vision they had made.

ECCA on behalf of the students from orphanage would like to thank you all for your invaluable support which is definitely going to make an impact towards brighter and better future of the students.

Thank you very much and we anticipate the same in coming days ahead. Please feel free to send us your suggestions and feedback regarding our works in ecca@mos.com.np or angel@ecca.org.np.

Students studying under candle light
Students studying under candle light
Students studying under candle light
Students studying under candle light
Nov 25, 2012

Thank you & Happy Thanksgiving

On the eve of Thanksgiving, we - ECCA Family would like to express our sincere gratitude towards all our donors, supporters and well-wishers for your continuous support in our initiation towards our work in rural areas of Nepal.

A smile in the face of needy students and the community is all that matters the most and have the strength to change the nation and the world. Without your support we would not have been able to bring smile in the faces of students in our schools.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for being the reason to create a smile and to change our nation and world.

We look forward to your continued support in the days ahead and request for your feedback, comments and suggestion regarding our program at ecca@mos.com.np so that we could implement our programs more effectively.

 

Sincerely,

Angel Chitrakar

Sr. Program Officer

ECCA

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