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
Jul 30, 2014

Updates: A Refreshing Break from the Heat

Kamal Filling His Water Bottle
Kamal Filling His Water Bottle

Fourth grader at Lalit Kalyan Lower Secondary School in Balkumari, Lalitpur, Kamal asks for a break from the class for an escape from the heat of the midday sun and runs with his water bottle to the drinking water tap. He rests his bottle in the side of the sink and below the ‘Drinking Water With WATASOL Treated by ECCA’ sign, he opens the tap, washes his hands a little and proceeds to drink his fill before filling his bottle. Satisfied, he trots to his class, smiling and bidding a short bye to the juniors who were drinking water at the other tap.

A couple of months ago, the school had only one drinking tap facilitating around 150 students from grade 1 to 8. In the smouldering heat, the children had to come and queue up in the sole drinking water tap till the end of their recess time. It was difficult and impractical, some frustrated children would just opt not to stand in a queue or drink water. Principal Mr. Ramesh Shrestha states, “Due to the lack of insufficient taps, the children suffered a lot. They used to quarrel with each other over whose turn it was to drink water. It was distressing to see them arguing like that.”

In the 3rd National Children’s Club Conference conducted in April by ECCA, two students from the school, Bimala and Dhiroj, had participated. It was an important participation for them, as they presented a proposal in the Knowledge Market Place about installing more drinking water taps in the school, which won Rs. 25,000. With the prize money, three taps, whose water was treated with WATASOL was installed just a couple of weeks earlier. Along with that, the school also set up a water tank for the extra taps. Shrestha shares that the excitement of the children drinking water without any quarreling was great to witness.

As Bimala comes to the drinking water tap with her friends for a quick refreshment, she looks happy. After a draught of the cool water, she goes back to her class, leaving an air of accomplishment behind her, evermore confident and sure of their success.

THANK YOU for your continuous support towards bringing smiles in faces of the students where we work. Do share the information of our program in your circle for change.  A regular updates on our activities are also posted through our Facebook page, Twitter and in our Blog posts. We look forward towards your valuable suggestions and comments.

Thanks & Regards,

Sachi Mulmi

Media Coordinator

A queue of Students for drinking water
A queue of Students for drinking water
Quenching Thirst
Quenching Thirst
A look in New Tap
A look in New Tap

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Jul 16, 2014

Bonus Day-16July2014

A Happy & Satisfied Family with Solar Tuki
A Happy & Satisfied Family with Solar Tuki

"Our house is located at a minimum of 5 hrs walking distance from the nearest road head. We relied on kerosene lamp in the evening hrs for light. Basic living facilities like electricity access, clean water access, proper education, health facilities are a Big Dream for the families like US. But, after getting a set of SOLAR TUKI from ECCA in the month of March, we are now living in Our Dream of having Safe & Clean Light. We now have;

  • A Smoke FREE Evening Environment for Studying our Children
  • CLEAN & BRIGHT Light than Kerosene Lamp
  • FIRE Hazard SAFETY Assured
  • EASY Mobility during Night hours from place to place
  • MONEY & TIME SAVED from purchasing Kerosene

Thank you very much for Granting US to Live in the DREAM day's for our Family."

-Mr. Min Kumar (Family Head), Galauthok, Korak VDC, Chitwan.

This is a story that our staff Mr. Bipin Shrestha received from his recent field visit to Glauthok village of Korak VDC, Chitwan District. While interviewing children and the family members, Bipin felt honoured to be a part of this program as he could directly feel the impact of our activities. The families expressed a lot of gratitude towards all the donors and supporters for helping them to live in a part of their dream.

THANK YOU very much for your support in our project and our community. We believe that TOGETHER with YOUR Support we can bring smiles in more and more families of the rural communities of Nepal. As an opportunity to increase funding in our project, we can effectively utilize the Global Giving Bonus day On 16th JULY 2014. On this day, Global Giving is giving away US $ 130,000 to all its project partners. Hence, as our partnership status stand in SUPERSTAR Level, we are eligible to receive 50% bonus as  matching fund in all the donations received from 9:00 AM onwards till US $ 130,000 fund remains. Hence, We would like to request you to share and inform your friends and family to donate in our project on the BONUS DAY (July 16).

We look forward towards your continued help and support in coming days ahead. Also please visit our FACEBOOK, TWITTER and BLOG to receive updates in our activities.

Thanks & Regards,

Enlightening future through Solar Tuki
Enlightening future through Solar Tuki
A Smoke Free Environment for Study
A Smoke Free Environment for Study
Smiley Snap after the Discussion with Children
Smiley Snap after the Discussion with Children
Jul 8, 2014

Herbal Garden Updates from Field - July14

Determined to preserve Herbal Garden
Determined to preserve Herbal Garden

A spadeful of determination and a pinch of optimism – two things that nature club members of Laxmi Secondary School in Bhere of Punma VDC, Jajarkot discovered in themselves during a series of educational outreach programs conducted by ECCA. The educational sessions lasted from May 2 to 4, 2014 and were focused on cultivating a herbal garden in the school compound. Pretty easy, right?

Students were asked to bring plants that they thought had precious nutritional and medical value on attending first day, to be planted after digging up the land of the school. While all the 25 participants were active and took up their work seriously, they were met with a series of problems. The barren land proved too difficult to dig properly and soon enough, students were feeling frustrated and defeated by the entire project. But the leader students of the club, mainly Danika and Hemanta turned the tables and beat the odds. These grade 9th students, who are the President and Secretary of Laxmi Nature Club, kept on working despite the difficulties, not stopping to join in with the collective frustration. They took it upon themselves to get the job done, Danika doing so despite a nasty cut in her hand. Soon, other participants followed suit and the work was finished in no time. The second day, the plantation program had even more participants than the previous day. The students worked their magic and created a lively, educational and productive environment to turn the land green.

Similar programs were also conducted in Saraswoti Secondary School in Punma 1 from May 8 to 9, 2014 with 12 participants and Bijaya Secondary School in Kafalchaur, Punma from May 11 to 12, 2014 with 14 participants. Native plants with medicinal value were planted. The training aimed to raise the students’ interest in and understanding the local herbs in their community. The program also encouraged the students to conserve these native species so that they will be available to be used by future generations. The training was also followed by plant tagging and preparation of a herbarium for their future reference.

Thank you very much for your continuous support in our initiation. Please help us spreading the words in your friends and families network. We look forward towards your valuable suggestions and comments on our work. Frequent updates are also posted in our Facebook, Twitter and Blog related to our programs and activities.

Herbal Garden Development Site
Herbal Garden Development Site
Herbal Garden at the end of camp
Herbal Garden at the end of camp
Working for herbal garden development
Working for herbal garden development
Initiating herbal Garden in School
Initiating herbal Garden in School

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