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 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
Jan 30, 2012

Project Update - School Environment, Jan 2012

Briefing to Nature Club Member on Nature Club Kit
Briefing to Nature Club Member on Nature Club Kit

Namaste, Seasonal Greetings and belated happy new year 2012 to all our donors, well-wishers and supporters from ECCA, Nepal.

In this quarter of the year, the pace of our work has been a bit reduced due to various reasons. The previously mentioned projects – Construction of drinking water project and School Building Painting project hadn’t been initiated yet due to financial constrain. As the fund raising is taking place continuously for the implementation of activities planned for the project, we are planning to accomplish the project drinking water project by the end of February 2012. The discussion with the school management committee (SMC) and the teachers of the school had been discussed during the field visit on 1st week of December. As the school does not have fencing around the periphery of the school compound, the SMC had requested to construct the drinking water project is such a way that the recurring maintenance cost is reduced and is more sustainable for long time.

The activities performed by the nature club members were also monitored during the field visit. Nature club’s executive members were guided in a group to use the materials provided through in the Nature Club Kit, so that the students could be benefited. Discussion with the nature club members regarding the support that they would seek for running the programs through nature club were also discussed. We found that the nature club members needs to be advised for better functioning and motivated. Hence, a frequent monitoring visit in an interval of 1 month to 1.5 month was planned.

Apart from these activities, Mr. Jack Williamson from Australia has been facilitating the English language training classes for the teachers of School so that the teachers could teach the students in English language and the students could compete with other students from different school.

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 education of needy students. 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.

Facilitation by Mr. John Williamson
Facilitation by Mr. John Williamson
Students going to school at Majhgau
Students going to school at Majhgau
Students starting their day at Majhgau School
Students starting their day at Majhgau School

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