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 7, 2015

Treatment of Drinking Water

Chlorine solution ready for distribution
Chlorine solution ready for distribution

Over 8 million people have been directly affected by the earthquake that took place on April 25, 2015 in Nepal. The rapid development of the cities has left the citizens with very few options for open areas. Resulting, people are forced to reside in tents in a congested open space. There is a high probability of using contaminated water and there are no proper sanitation facilities. In the aftermath of an earthquake, water borne diseases are most easily transmitted.

Keeping this in mind, ECCA started production of chlorine solution (branded as WATASOL) from the very next day of earthquake. WATASOL production is being done by using all the available WATA devices, as per the technology developed by Antenna Technologies Switzerland. ECCA is distributing WATASOL in bottles of 60ml and 1 liter. WATASOL is tested for quality before distribution. Many volunteers came forward to support in the bottling and packaging of WATASOL.

Till 5th May, 854 liters of WATSOL have been distributed in the affected area through ECCA volunteers, through members of Rotaract Club of Himalaya Patan, through the relief team of Teach For Nepal and Early Childhood Education Centre and many other civil society organizations and international agencies.

Without fearing the downpour of rain, the energetic youth volunteers actively supplied WATASOL in communal shelters and camps located at various locations of Kathmandu valley (Lubhu, Thaiba, Harishiddi, Badegaun Kalanki, Dhapakhel, Sanagaun, Naykhuchowk, Sankhu, Chyasal, Gwarko, Nagbahal, Ombahal Dhapakhel, Lagan, Gabahal, Pulchowk, Lagankhel, Masini Gaun, etc.). Outside Kathmandu Valley, WATASOL was supplied to the affected communities in Sindhupalchowk, South Lalitpur, Barabise, Chandragiri, Ramechap, Chisapani, Chapagaun, Nagarkot, etc.

WATASOL was supplied for use at the Patan Hospital as well.

In coordination with ICIMOD, ECCA distributed 100 liters of WATASOL in Gorkha, Kavre, Bungmati and Godavari.

In addition to WATASOL, water filters embedded with silver colloidal treated tulip filter candles were assembled in ECCA and 30 such water filters were sent to Chokati VDC, Sindhupalchowk in coordination with Himalayan Crossroads. These water filters can filter murky water to remove impurities.

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Thank you & Regards,

Prachet Shrestha

Chlorine solution distribution
Chlorine solution distribution
volunteers-packing-chlorine-bottle
volunteers-packing-chlorine-bottle
water filter
water filter
Apr 28, 2015

Purified Water - A Step Towards Better Health

Orienting on use of filter
Orienting on use of filter

Chitwan, the place well known for wildlife, natural beauties and a famous tourist destination. A luxury place, where people plan to spend their holiday with families and friends with all the facilities that they look for. But, people living in the hilly areas of the same district are struggling to get basic facilities and services required for their survival.

Syamrang and Sarling are two village localities located at remote hilly areas of Chitwan district, where Chepangs (a tribal community) are still struggling to receive basic survival support. The community still today do not have access to clean and safe drinking water, due to which the health status of the community people is deteriorating. Mr. Santa the local of Syamrang says, “There is no enough water supplies in our village. We have to walk for an hour to reach the water source and wait for around half to one hour to fetch a bucket of water. We do not know whether the water is pure or not but we are using it for our survival. We cannot afford to have water treatment facility to purify the water”.

Mr. Jhyapu (President of the village committee, Syamrang) expresses “The lack of safe drinking water in the village had caused deterioration of health status of the community people, especially children. A health post is established in the village but health workers and medicine are very rarely found. People have to walk for 2-3 hours to get access to health facilities in city areas.”

Hence, ECCA in coordination with UNICA Foundation distributed Tulip Filter treated with silver colloidal solution to 55 houses of Sarling, 87 houses of Syamrang. 4 filters were also provided each to two schools located in both village. People were given orientation on adverse effects of unsafe drinking water, benefits of tulip filters, and methods to use it. Mr. Ganesh (teachers) thanked “The filters will surely help in betterment of health status of school children and community people. Children will be healthy enough and progress in their studies as well.”

THANK YOU for your continuous support. Do share the information of our program in your circle for change.  Regular updates on our activities are also posted through our Facebook page, Twitter, Blog posts and youtube channel. We look forward towards your valuable suggestions and comments.

Thanks & Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

Tulip Filter
Tulip Filter
Tulip Filter Distribution in School
Tulip Filter Distribution in School
Distributing Filter for Community Members
Distributing Filter for Community Members
Apr 8, 2015

Solar Tuki - Changing Life-Style

Students Expressing their Gratitude.
Students Expressing their Gratitude.

“I felt a lot of difference in our living condition without light and with light, especially during evening hours and dark night. Our economy is based in barter system of commodities that we have, due to which we do not have enough money to purchase and install light in our houses. Hence, all the houses in our community do not have light. But, now after using Solar Tuki, it really changed our life and way of living in our community. I also feel good that our children also regularly do their homework in evening hours and their study is in progress.” – Ms. Kamala (farmer & housewife of Syamrang village, Chitwan).

Chepang community, living in Symarang and Sarling village of Chitwan District, are among deprived community from development. They have very low level of education and requires various activities to empower and educate them. People in this community, still today do not have any source of clean lighting option during evening hours. Hence, ECCA in coordination with Unica Foundation, distributed 55 and 85 sets of solar tuki in Sarling and Symarang village. Along with the distribution of Solar Tuki, repair and maintenance; children training camp; youth training camp were also organized to aware the community and make themselves trained to maintain solar lights.

Balpa (student) shared that because of solar lights, it is so easy to read and complete homework at night also. Before he and his friends used to get scolded by their teachers as they were not being able to complete their home work.

The principal of Dhrungbang Primary School shared his words towards us is before it is always a huge problem to take a sick person to hospital at night because of light but now the role can played by the provided solar lights. The solar tuki maintenance training helps them to solve if any problems occur in solar lights.

Solar Tuki is bringing change in lifestyle of Chepang community. It is made possible due to your help and support. 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.

Thanks & Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

Orienting on using solar tuki before distribution
Orienting on using solar tuki before distribution
Ms. Kamala Sharing her experience.
Ms. Kamala Sharing her experience.
Chepang Student under solar tuki light
Chepang Student under solar tuki light

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