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 27, 2013

Project Update- Mirge School Env, Feb 2013

Empowering students through providing training on different topics / issues and motivating them to organize different programs in their school and community so as to encourage and enhance their leadership skills and capabilities is one of the major objective in School Environment Improvement program. Hence, different activities and training programs were organized in past for the students so as to empower and motivate them. As a result, Nature Club members presented their activeness through organizing different programs in their school and peripheral community of their school.

Every month, students are organizing different programs and activities so as to enhance the knowledge and skills of students in their schools. On 14th Dec 2012 Friday, Nature Club members of Kalidhunga H.S.S. organized a Quiz Competition in their school. A Volleyball Competition was organized on 4th January 2013, Friday. Similarly, at the end of every month, students are very active in organizing clean-up campaign in their school periphery and community. A speech competition was organized among the students on 21st February 2013. Organizing these types of programs in school definitely enhance knowledge and skills. It also helps in improving school environment through creating harmony and friendly behavior in between and among the students.

A parents gathering and Anniversary Celebration was also celebrated in 22nd and 23rd February 2013. Organizing these types of programs in schools motivated all the stakeholders – Parents, Students and teachers to work in close coordination for improving school environment as well as to take the school in a new height in the community. It helped all the stakeholders to think about the challenges that are required to think and act.

As educational fiscal year is nearly to an end, development of new plans and programs are under consideration. Hope new educational fiscal year will bring more energy to the nature club members and motivation for them to organize more innovative programs.

We would like to thank you all for your continuous support and encouragement in the work that we are doing towards improving the school condition in Nepal. We would also like to request you to disseminate the information of our program in your network so as to raise more support for our cause and bring difference in the life of students in rural areas. We also hope to get your feedback, comments and suggestions regarding our program in our email ecca@mos.com.np so that we could implement our program more effectively.

Regards

Angel Chitrakar

Sr. Program Officer, ECCA

angel@ecca.org.np

Feb 20, 2013

Project Update-Support A Child Feb 13

Supporting Dustbin for Nature Club
Supporting Dustbin for Nature Club

Since the beginning of ECCA's establishment, ECCA has been working for the promotion of School Environment Improvement in schools located in the rural as well as urban areas of Nepal. The schools which lack basic facilities in the school are mainly targeted as our program areas so as to achieve our vision and mission of improved school condition in Nepal.

5 parameters - Managed Classroom, Safe Drinking Water, Safe Sanitation, Open Space and Greenery and Parents, Teachers & Students relationship are our major concern while working in school environment improvement in schools. Effective mobilization of students, teachers and parents is one of the major tool that we use to achieve our vision through involving them in various programs like training, interaction and discussion meetings. Through various programs organized for different stakeholders, the relations between them are strengthened so that it ensures the effective communication between the stakeholders and the vision and objective towards the school is kept intact.

Among various stakeholders, Nature Club activities and mobilization of nature club members plays a vital role towards improving school environment. Their activities in school like competitions, awareness campaigns, interaction programs etc makes them aware in different aspects of self centered skill development as well as their involvement in school programs. Classroom management is one among various activities that are conducted by the students in school. Hence, in this quarter, 3 Nature Club members were supported with dustbins to be placed in their classroom as it plays a vital role to keep the classroom clean. Keeping classroom clean also helps the students to learn good behavior and bring positive attitude in their skills.

We would like to thank you all for your continuous support and encouragement towards the work we are implementing in the schools of Nepal. Your small contribution is definitely worthy for the students of Nepal.

Please feel free to send us your valuable suggestions and feedback towards the program that we are implementing in our email address ecca@mos.com.np.

Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

Senior Program Officer

ECCA

angel@ecca.org.np

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

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