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 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
May 21, 2014

Solar Light Project Update-May 21, 2014

getting to know solar tuki
getting to know solar tuki

In the past month, solar tuki multiple charger (one charger having 25 solar PV panel + one charger having 20 solar PV panel = total 45 solar PV panels, capable of charging 90 solar tuki lamps at one time) was placed in Rastriya Primary School, Glauthok village in Chitwan district, South Central Nepal. Total 90 pcs. solar tuki lamp were provided (42 households x 2 pcs. per household = 84 pcs. plus 6 pcs. for school use).

It was significant also because most of the families residing in the village are Chepang (nomads). They are a highly marginalized indigenous ethnic minority group. They are dependent on Diyalo (wooden strip of pine trees) for lighting their homes. They often make a big open fire which is contributing for light as well, thereby contributing towards excessive use of firewood and deforestation. They cannot afford to buy kerosene for lighting the kerosene wicked lamp (known as tuki in Nepali language).

The main income source of the people is agriculture but due to insufficient water to irrigate their field, the agriculture produce is hardly enough for 6 months. Rest of the year, people go for labor in nearby towns and go in the jungle to find tuber, root, bulb to feed the family.

Most of the village housewives are now happy from the use of solar tuki because of ease of life, no need to collect Diyalo, convenient to prepare evening meals, health benefit and brighter light. Mr. Buddhi Lal Chepang, a teacher in the Rastriya Primary School, expressed happiness in providing the solar tuki lamp. Now, the students need not fear about the fire hazard and the black soot particulates (emitted by Diyalo, which causes various health problems like eye irritation, cough, etc.) and the students can now study better.

For long-term operation of the solar tuki, locals were provided repair and maintenance training as well as the required tool sets.

I would like to thank all for your support. Because of your help and support, we have been able to make a difference. We hope for the same type of support in the coming days.

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,

multiple charger
multiple charger
solar tuki distribution
solar tuki distribution
solar tuki along with charger-group
solar tuki along with charger-group
orientation on solar energy
orientation on solar energy
orientation on solar tuki
orientation on solar tuki

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