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 20, 2011

Project Update - Mirge School Improvement Oct 11

Kalidhunga School from a distant
Kalidhunga School from a distant

Namaste, and Seasonal Greetings to all our donors, well-wishers and supporters from ECCA, Nepal.

The beginning of monsoon season (i.e. after July) after completion of our training program and ongoing festivals (September onwards) in Nepal had shown its influence towards implementation of our program in school. Youths and teachers participated in the training program had been busy with plantation and schools are closed due to ongoing festive season.

However, the operation of school during short period of time after our training program (i.e. month of August), the students involved with nature club were able to perform few activities in their school. Based on the report submitted by the students the following activities had been conducted:

  • To increase members in nature club, various activities were performed in the school.
  • A Discussion program on “How to conserve and protect our surrounding environment” was organized in school.
  • All the students involved in nature club vowed to perform their best while studying and performing different activities in school.
  • The nature club members actively participated in the cleanup program in and around the school compound as well as in their homes.
  • The executive members of nature club had decided to have its regular meeting on every last Friday of the month so as to plan for the activities to be performed in the upcoming months.
  • In future, different competitions will be organized in schools among students so as to develop knowledge, skills and increase competent level of students.

Apart from the activities performed by the students, Kalidhunga school had proposed for the development of infrastructure in the school. The infrastructure includes construction of toilet, construction of safe drinking water distribution system in school and painting of building blocks, as the beginning step towards hardware activities. The Department of Education (GON), had initiated the safe sanitation campaign, in which, all the school are supported for the construction of toilet facilities. Hence, the funds from District Education Office for the construction of sanitation facilities are under approaching process.

Now, we are planning for painting and construction of water distribution system is under process. The budget estimation to perform these activites are under consultation with engineers so that we could setup a friendly design and system for the students.

With the above notes, I would like to express my gratitude towards all our donors and supporters for the program as well as the GlobalGiving team for your continuous backup. We anticipate for the same kind of cooperation and support in the days coming ahead as well as seek your suggestion and guidance for the productive outcome regarding the program in future. I also hope for your small response about your feeling so as to encourage the students of the school. You could also drop in your response at ecca@mos.com.np.

 

Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

angel@ecca.org.np

Program Officer

ECCA, Nepal.

A view of School Building and compound
A view of School Building and compound
A view of School Building and compound
A view of School Building and compound
Students busy at library
Students busy at library
Students of Primary Grade
Students of Primary Grade
Oct 19, 2011

Project Update - Support-A-Child - Oct11

Scholarship Distribution on Teachers Day
Scholarship Distribution on Teachers Day

On behalf of the scholar students who were supported through the scholarship for this fiscal year 2011/12, ECCA would like to express our sincere thanks to all our supporters, well-wisher and partners of GlobalGiving. The campaign - "Support-A-Child" still needs your support, encouragement and guidance for its smooth operation. For this, we hope that, our well-wishers and donors will continuously support us in the coming days ahead.

Fundraising to cover the cost for the operation of our campaign and keep our campaign ongoing had been a greater challenge for us. We have been exploring various ways and conducting different programs through which we could collect funds and keep the wheels of our campaign rolling. We continued our voyage to raise the fund during celebration of 24th Anniversary of our organization. On this day, we introduced different fun games through placing registration charge, which at the end of the day were contributed for the operation of campaign.

To raise more funds for the long term sustainability of the campaign, a big event on flee market - "Haat Bazaar" is under planning for the month of November. Approximately 1000 people are targeted to participate in the program and hoped for their direct contribution in the program.

On 15th July 2011, Teachers day is celebrated all over the nation in Nepal. This particular day, is celebrated through organizing various programs in school. As a celebration day, selected students in different schools were facilitated with the scholarship for the fiscal year 2011/12.

To ease the distribution of the scholarship and to reach the most vulnerable group who are in desperate need of the scholarship, a database of the students were also prepared with the help of volunteers. The database contains background information about the students as well as the schools where they are studying.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our donors for your continuous support in our initiation. We would also like to request you to disseminate the information of our project in your circle so as to raise some more funds so that we will be able to support the needy students in our country. We hope for your feedback, comments and suggestion regarding our project at ecca@mos.com.np so that we could implement our programs more effectively.

Happy Student after receiving Scholarship
Happy Student after receiving Scholarship
Scholar Students awarded in Teachers Day
Scholar Students awarded in Teachers Day
Happy Faces After Getting Scholarship
Happy Faces After Getting Scholarship
Fundraising Games during ECCA
Fundraising Games during ECCA's Anniversary
Fundraising Games during ECCA
Fundraising Games during ECCA's aniversary

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Oct 18, 2011

Project Update - Success Story of Chitwan Oct11

Community Charging Center at Kantipur Village
Community Charging Center at Kantipur Village

With the increasing popularity of solar tuki in the rural areas, the demand of solar tuki sets are in raise. As per the demand and need of solar tuki in the rural areas, a community charging center model was developed to provide the benefit for the community who are not in the state of purchasing solar tuki set. In this system, various numbers of solar tuki are charged at once through using a bigger solar panel, thus reducing the cost of individual solar panel for an individual household.

At Kantipur Village (a remote village settlement of chitwan), the households were not in the state of purchasing individual solar tuki sets, hence, a community charging center was established at the end of March 2010. 48 households were benefited through the distribution of 60 pcs of solar tuki and establishment of the center.

Most of the housewife of the village seems very happy after the establishment and use of solar tuki. The main reasons behind their happiness are saving of money, saving of time to purchase kerosene, health benefit and brighter light of solar tuki. As per Mrs. Januka Sunar, she had saved Nrs 350/- per month to be spent for kerosene, brighter and better light than kerosene lamp, easy use during preparation of evening meals and one and half hour of time and energy saving for purchasing kerosene which she has now been using for income generation through poultry farming. In general, all households of the village using solar tuki are being benefited through various ways.

Mr. Subash Sunar (16 yrs) studying at grade 10 and Mr. Dinesh Gayak (14 Yrs) studying at grade 8 of Jana Jeevan Ma Vi, Kharkatta, Chitwan has been using solar tuki since April 2010. Prior to the use of solar tuki, they had been using kerosene tuki as the only source of light during evening hours. They used kerosene tuki in the evening hours mainly for their study purpose. The students were irritated with the particulate matters and black soot particulates emitted by the kerosene tuki, which had created various health problems like eye irritation, cough problems, etc.

When solar tuki was introduced in the village to replace the kerosene lamp, the students were excited to use it. According to the students, bright light compared to kerosene tuki, smokeless, no fear for fire hazard and benefit for using continuously light are the main encouragement and attraction towards the use of solar tuki. The students had increased their study hours in the evening by 2 hrs after solar tuki were introduced in the village. The shopping time of one and half hour to purchase kerosene for lighting their house for the evening hrs has been utilized in other activities.

Students with Solar Tuki for Education
Students with Solar Tuki for Education
House-wife benefited from Solar Tuki
House-wife benefited from Solar Tuki
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