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
Oct 2, 2013

Program Update - Learning Climate Change (Oct 13)

Group Photo after Training
Group Photo after Training

Program Update – Learning Climate Change (Oct 13)

By Angel Chitrakar - Sr. Program Officer

 

“In our curriculum, Science subject provides theoretical knowledge to our students. We as a teacher for Science subject are challenged to provide an in-depth knowledge about the topics and contents to our students. As theoretical based education, the learning’s of students are limited to some extent. Hence, we are trying to facilitate students learning through integrating more and more experimental and practical activities which help them to understand and remember the topics and contents. This program supported us a lot to help students understand different topics of science as it required active involvement of students through hands-on activities for data collection on different environmental parameters like water, atmosphere and soil science. I personally found that the students are much more active than they were in previous days. They are much more curious to learn about environment as well as seek answers to various questions about different environmental problems and its consequences.” – Mr. Shyam Kumar Maharjan, Teacher, Harisidhi Secondary School

With the increasing population and human intervention in our local environment, there is no thought that our environment is changing. Hence, through this program, we aim to aware our students on different environmental issues and changes that are occurring in our surrounding through teaching them about various parameters of our environment like atmosphere, hydrology, soil science etc.

At the moment, we have initiated implementation of this program in 4 different schools. A training program for students and teachers of these four schools were organized at Harisidhi Higher Secondary School in the month of July. As all four schools selected were located in such a way that they are aligned nearby the river, study on different hydrological parameters was mainly focussed in this training program. Students seemed very much energetic while conducting experiment in hydrological parameters like testing Ph, Turbidity, Conductivity etc. After 6 months from the data collection date, a sharing workshop is planned among all the four schools. This will help the students to analyze the data and discuss the reasons behind the changes in data in particular parameters.

We would like to thank you for your support and believing & supporting us in our campaign. Because of YOU, we have been able to bring changes in the learning techniques and education of students. Furthermore, we would like to request you to share the information of our project within your friends and families network in order to receive continuous support for funding the program in other schools.

We hope for the same type of support in the days to come ahead. To get updates regularly regarding our activities, we would like to request you to like our Facebook page 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.

Thanks & regards

Angel Chitrakar

angel@ecca.org.np

Students learning to use GPS
Students learning to use GPS
Briefing about Climate Parameters for Students
Briefing about Climate Parameters for Students
Students conducting test on parameters of water
Students conducting test on parameters of water
Sep 9, 2013

Project Update-School Env-Sept13

Traning on Chlorine use & Nature Club Management
Traning on Chlorine use & Nature Club Management

Namaste and Seasonal Greetings from Nepal.

With the arrival of monsoon season, the entire students get a month long vacation from their school all across the nation. The frequent rainfall over this period does not favour for the smooth operation of school activities. Hence, during this period most of the students get themselves busy with helping their guardians in their field with rice plantation. Without an exception, the schools of Mirge were also closed during this period.

From August 4th, schools in Mirge resumed its operation after completing the monsoon vacation break. In order to motivate the nature club members to continue their activities in school, few additional training programs as well as monitoring visit was organized by ECCA Staff from 5th to 9th August.

On 5th and 6th August, the students from Majhgau School and Kalidhunga School were trained on developing herbal garden in school. A glimpses of herbal garden preparation in majhgau is presented here along with this report. The major objective of this program is to educate students regarding the traditional use of herbals as well as to create a research habit among students in various herbs available locally in their village. A total of 25 students from both the schools had actively participated in the training and are very exited to learn new things apart from their educational curriculum and committed to maintain the garden effectively to share knowledge and understandings.

On 6th August, a training program on Safe Drinking water for the students of two new schools, Kali Devi Lower Secondary School and Laligurans Bright Future English Boarding School were organized. A total of 55 students from both the schools had actively participated in the training program. They were trained on various water purification technologies that are locally available and could be easy to use.

On 7th and 8th August, facilitators along with Nature Club students organized orientation class from 4th grade to 10th grade in all four schools regarding the need of safe drinking water. This activity hope to create awareness among students towards the use of safe drinking water for healthy living.

Apart from these activities Nature club members are planning to organize their various regular activities in order to enhance the knowledge and skills of students.

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. We look forward towards 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.

Thanks & Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

Sr. Program Officer

ECCA

Student developing Herbal Garden in Majhgau School
Student developing Herbal Garden in Majhgau School
Nature Club Members planning their yearly activty
Nature Club Members planning their yearly activty
Orientation for students in school
Orientation for students in school
Sep 9, 2013

Project Update-Support A Child-Sept13

Distribution of Scholarship Materials
Distribution of Scholarship Materials

At the moment, we are working with 76 Schools and Nature Club established in those schools, located in different districts of Nepal. Facilitating students to organize different activities to support their education & knowledge as well as motivate them to initiate activities to save our local environment are the major priorities when we work with them. To get a new perspective towards of program designing and implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of past activities plays a crucial role. Hence, a team led my Ms. Amala (Ex. Com. Member of ECCA), did a monitoring and evaluation of all the nature clubs and schools to identify their activities and performance in school and the community. Distribution of scholarship for the students best 10 school so as to motivate the students to organize different creative activities in their schools and community in coming days ahead was the main objective of the M&E. In addition to that sharing of activities implemented by different nature club to enhance the knowledge of students were also a hidden motive behind the evaluation.

The M&E team concluded with the top 10 Schools and Nature Club who were supported through the scholarship were as follows:

  1. Tri Ratna Cooperative School
  2. Lalit Kalyan Lower Secondary School
  3. Mahendra Gram Secondary School
  4. prabhat Higher Secondary School
  5. Shree Krishna Higher Secondary Sdhool
  6. Tika Bhairab English School
  7. Kitini Higher Secondary School
  8. Bal Kumari Secondary School
  9. Shree Kalidhunga  Higher Secondary School
  10. Bishankhu Narayan Secondary School

Mrs. Mansuli Maharjan, teacher of Tri Ratna Cooperative School, expressed “Monitoring and evaluation of Nature club activities in our school motivated our students to plan and organize various activities in school and in community. In addition to that, the Scholarship provided for our students boosted their morals and are highly encouraged to organize activities through nature club in coming days ahead”.

Mr. Bishnu Bhattarai, teacher of Sarashwoti Higher Secondary School, expressed “Even though the nature club of our school could not make it in the list of top 10 schools, our students felt competitiveness with other nature club. They are determined to win in next year’s evaluation which I feel is a very good sign for students which will definitely increase the knowledge and skills through their various activities”.

We would like to express our thank to the M&E team for their time and dedication for conducting the evaluation of Schools and Nature Clubs where we are working. We also would like to thank you for your continuous support in our campaign and activities to support the students of Nepal and support the education of student in Nepal.

I would also like to take this opportunity to request you to disseminate the information of our program in your circle so as to raise funds and support the education of needy students. We hope for your feedback, comments and suggestion regarding our program at ecca@mos.com.np so that we could implement our program more effectively. 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.

Sincerely yours'

Angel Chitrakar

Group of students receiving scholarship materials
Group of students receiving scholarship materials
Group of students receiving scholarship materials
Group of students receiving scholarship materials
Group of students receiving scholarship materials
Group of students receiving scholarship materials

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