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
Jun 9, 2014

Program Update - Mirge School Env-June14

3rd National Conference Participants Group
3rd National Conference Participants Group

ECCA organized 3rd National Conference on Children's Club from 11th to 13th April, 2014 at premises of Laboratory School, Kritipur, Kathmandu. A total of 120 child club members and 35 adults (Teachers and observers representing different NGO's/INGO's) from 18 districts were participated in the conference. The objective of the conference was to create a single platform for children's clubs to share their knowledge and experience on different issues along with the sustainability of clubs through strengthening their self sufficiency. The program also expected to expose children on various environmental and social issues such as climate change, children rights, health, school environment, water and sanitation etc. During the conference period, various activities such as Knowledge Market Place, Plenary Sessions on different topics, Group Discussion, Games etc were organized in order to create an environment which will help the participants to learn and share during the event.

Among the participants, a total of 6 participants from Dolkha - Ms. Chandika, Mr. Subash and Mr. Punya (Teacher) from Kalidhunga HSS and Ms. Sachana, Mr. Sundorjhe and Mr. Dhurba (Teacher) from Majhgau LSS were supported to participate in the event. The students expressed that participation in this event is a life time experience for them as it is the 1st ever conference that they had participated through representing their club. The event was a memorable for all the students as well as the teachers as there were lots of learning's and networking with the participants with other clubs.

Mr. Punya (Facilitator Teacher of Kalidhunga Nature Club) expressed that Knowledge Market Place (KMP) has been a real new experience for him. He is really inspired by the way of expression and activeness presented by the students from other nature club in KMP and got himself determined to motivate the members of his nature club to take them into a new height of self expression and activeness.

Through the participation in conference, the students also exchanged contacts of friends from different clubs and expressed their willingness to contact each other in near future. The stories from other nature club members, classmates, seniors and juniors, on various issues and activities through nature club were the most important learning's that they had in the conference.

All the participants supported for their participation in this conference expressed their regards to all the donors and supporters and expressed their determination towards using their learning's from the conference in their school and community through their nature clubs.

We would like to thank YOU for your continuous support and believe in us. Because of YOU, we have been able to bring changes in the education and learning of students of Mirge. We look forward towards your support in the days ahead to come.

Updates of our activities are also regularly posted in our Facebook page and Blog Posts.

We are also look forward towards your valuable suggestions and comments on our work.

Thanks & Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

Sr. Program Officer

ECCA

Interview with Mr. Punya Sir
Interview with Mr. Punya Sir
May 28, 2014

Update: Door to door campaign

Orientation before start of door-to-door campaign
Orientation before start of door-to-door campaign

ECCA has been organizing various programs so as to make the community aware on the need to use disinfected water for drinking purpose.

One of such community based activities is door-to-door campaign. In this campaign, school based children club members visit every house in their locality to convince the people. The students use flip chart, flyers, chlorine solution bottle, etc. One such activity was organized by Jalpa Nature Club, Jalpa Secondary School, Dhapakhel on 10th May 2014.

Thank you for your continued support. Your generous donations are extremely valued.

Please follow us at   http://eccablogs.wordpress.com/   and  like our facebook page to get updates regarding our activities. We are also looking forward towards your valuable suggestions and comments regarding our works as well.

 

Thank you & Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

Senior Program Officer

Student during door to door campaign
Student during door to door campaign
A house owner going through a flip chart
A house owner going through a flip chart
The team
The team
May 27, 2014

Support a Child Campaign Update-May 2014

nature club conference-inaugural session
nature club conference-inaugural session

On the 11th-13th April 2014 ECCA organized 3rd National Conference of Children’s Clubs in Kathmandu. The conference brought together 116 children from schools in 20 districts (out of 75 districts) of Nepal.

During the conference, students from different nature clubs were given the opportunity to participate in the Knowledge Marketplace, a funding competition in which students could present a proposal for the improvement of their school or wider community. Their proposals were presented to a panel of experts, who carefully selected six nature clubs to be awarded funding to help implement their proposed projects.

Students from Lalit Kalyan Kendra Lower Secondary School in Lalitpur, Kathmandu (who were assisted by the Support a Child campaign), were successful in achieving funding for their school. Their proposal was to install water taps in their school. The school is government run, and previously only had access to unclean water from a well. With the help of ECCA, however, the school has installed a tank and water is disinfected using WATASOL chlorine solution.  Currently there is only one tap in the school which the students and teachers can use to access safe drinking water, which means that students have to spend a lot of their time queuing to use the tap, often when it is very hot outside. The funding grant which the students received will therefore be used to install three more water taps in the school, allowing students to access clean water more easily.

Bimala Tamang, 14, and Dhiroj Khadka, 13, were sponsored by the Support a Child campaign to attend the conference in order to present their proposal for installing the water taps in their school. Bimala explained that these taps will make a huge difference to the students in the school, and that it is also important in supporting the clean drinking water activities that the school is involved in, such as producing WATASOL chlorine solution from the WATA electro-chlorinator device.

“We feel very proud to have won the award”, Dhiroj explained. “Our school will have a good reputation in our community because of it”. This award will help to attract prestige to this government school, which struggles to maintain enrollment due to local students’ preference to attend private schools. Students come to this school from outside of Kathmandu and may not attend for more than a few months due to their parents being forced to relocate for work. This is disruptive to the students’ education; good publicity is therefore extremely valuable for attracting local students to the school.

The project to install the taps will be completed in a month, and after this the students at Lalit Kalyan Kendra Lower Secondary School will have easier access to safe drinking water.

Thank you for your continued support, without which we could not support these students to achieve funding for their school. Your generous donations are extremely valued.

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.

Thank you & Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

Senior Program Officer

ECCA

preparing presentation by different schools
preparing presentation by different schools
presentation by a school
presentation by a school
students observing exhibition
students observing exhibition
thematic session in progress
thematic session in progress
educational game
educational game
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