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
Apr 23, 2012

Case Study - Support A Child - April 12

Susma Bista
Susma Bista

Shree Minnath Adarsha Shikya Sadan Secondary School is located at Tangal, Lalitpur District, and is dependent on government fund for its operation. Although government of Nepal has announced free education for the students till grade 8 and government is supporting the schools for the operation cost of school, students need to pay admission and examination fees in school because, the funds allocated by the government is not enough for the operation of school administration. Sushma Bista (13 Yrs), studying at grade 8 at the same school is one of the student who has been supported through Support-A-Child Campaign being initiated through ECCA. She has been supported with her educational materials (books & Stationery) and her partial school fees. She is among one of the talented student studying in her class. Sushma is the elder daughter in her family. She has one younger brother of 10 yrs of age and one younger sister of 13 yrs of age. 4 years earlier, Sushma's father left home without telling anything to her family members and doesn't knows anything about him. Hence, her mother Mrs.Mandira Bista is the only person, struggling to earn some money to maintain their family of four through selling vegetables at the local market. Sushma helps her mother regularly in her earning activities, and in the times when her mother fells sick, she is in intense pressure with the earning works as well as performing her regular school studies and works. Even though with the hard works selling vegetables in the market, Sushma's mothers earnings is insufficient to afford food, shelter and education for all the three kids. Hence, the deteriorating economic condition of her family, she circumstances forced to leave her education as her family could not pay her school fees and afford to purchase for the educational materials. Considering her capabilities, talent and her family & social economic condition, school teachers requested ECCA to support for Sushma's education. After consideration, Support-A-Child Campaign supported Sushma with her educational materials and school fees so that she could resume her education. She seems very happy that she could pave the way for her education and step towards the direction for her bright career. We wish her success in her study and in every step of her life. We would also like to thank all the donors, well-wishers and GlobalGiving team for making us capable to support such a needy student to change her life. We still need and hope to do a lot in the days ahead. And we anticipate the same type of cooperation from you all. Thank-You-All.

Susma Bista in her classroom
Susma Bista in her classroom
susma Bista with her friends
susma Bista with her friends
Apr 18, 2012

Project Update - Solar Tuki - April 12

New Community Charging System for School
New Community Charging System for School

Thank you, to all our donors, supporters and well-wishers for your continuous support in our effort to provide a clean solar light alternative in place of kerosene lamps for the rural people of Nepal.

In past months, we had received requests to support for the installation of community charging centre in two areas; Chitwan and Solukhumbu. Hence, we had made a technical and design evaluation of our previous community charging centre installed in two areas through interviews and telephone inquiry. With the feedback received from the community, a new model of community charging centre has been designed, which is easy to use for the rural people in terms of technical and is much cost effective than previous community charging system.

Similarly, Mr. Charturbhuj (a youth returned from Arabian country, searching opportunity to work in our own country) has been trained in assembling the solar system. He has been exploring the opportunity to create the market of solar in western region of Nepal. An initial investment to support him for the promotion of solar systems in western region has been made.

Request for the installation of community charging centre at various rural areas are in consideration and evaluation to provide maximum benefit to the rural people of Nepal.

We thank you for partnering with us to help the rural people and students of Nepal better their lives in an ecologically sustainable way.

Solar Light Assembling Training for Youths
Solar Light Assembling Training for Youths
Hands on training of solar assembling
Hands on training of solar assembling
New Model of Community Charging System
New Model of Community Charging System
Mar 27, 2012

Case Study: "Arun" - WATA Dai (Mar 12)

Mr. Arun "WATA Dai"
Mr. Arun "WATA Dai"

ECCA has been promoting WATASOL (concentrated sodium hypochlorite solution) as a water disinfection method to ensure the access to safe and treated drinking water in the rural areas as well as in different slum areas in the Kathmandu valley. During the process of promotion and information dissemination, youths were mobilized at local level in different community where water has always been scarce and are very vulnerable to water borne diseases. In due course of mobilization, Mr Arun Kumar Nepal has been hired by ECCA as a social mobilizer for the promotion of WATASOL in different slum areas in Kathmandu Valley.

Arun, also known as WATA Dai (Dai is known as big brother in Nepali language), is involved with 10 slums located in the periphery of Bagmati, Bishnumati and Dhobikhola river corridor of Kathmandu valley for the promotion of WATASOL. Water in slum areas has always been scarce and hence they collect water from any sources available without thinking about its safety. They are highly vulnerable to water borne diseases.

Hence, he does counselling to the people in the slum areas about safe drinking water and different water purification techniques. He conducts Door to Door Campaign in order to make people aware about the use of safe water, regularly monitors the usages of WATASOL and reminds them the effective use of WATASOL. He also does refill WATASOL for regular people in the slum areas.

As free residual chlorine (FRC) test after the use of chlorine and Coliform test of water is also an important part of ensure the safety of water being used in house, he also performs these tests as necessity. He carries few bottles of WATASOL with him everyday and sells them to the slum people as per their requirement. He also ensures that the users have put necessary amount of WATASOL in water or not. Usually his bag with WATASOL bottles weighs about 5 kgs and sometimes he has to carry the bag whole day if users don’t refill their bottle.

The people in the slum areas are convienced with the use of WATASOL and accepted as a medicine to disinfect contaminated water and take Mr. Arun Nepal as a social worker who has been devoting his time to improve their health. Hence, he has been renamed as WATA Dai in all the slum areas. Because of Arun – WATA Dai, people are sensitized towards different water related issues. They became aware that the uses of untreated water can cause many water borne diseases. And, therefore they take precautions before using water from any source.

As a result, above 1000 families of different slum areas are adopting WATASOL as simple and cheapest way to purify water before they use it. All those families support WATA Dai for his work in their areas and now acknowledge him as social mobilizer and social entrepreneur.

With the above notes, we would like to express our sincere thanks to all our donors, supporters, well-wishers and the globalgiving team for your continuous support in our initiation. We would also like to request you to disseminate the information of our program in your circle so as to raise funds and support the needy community. 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.

 

Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

angel@ecca.org.np

Program Officer

ECCA, Nepal.

Water Storage and Distribution in Slum areas
Water Storage and Distribution in Slum areas
Use of WATASOL in Slum areas
Use of WATASOL in Slum areas
WATA Dai, interacting with women of slum areas
WATA Dai, interacting with women of slum areas
A Glimpses of Slum Area
A Glimpses of Slum Area
Water filtration system used in slum
Water filtration system used in slum
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