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
Mar 6, 2014

Update Safe Drinking Water - Mar14

Active Participants from Visioning Workshop.
Active Participants from Visioning Workshop.

With the increasing awareness programs and activities related towards implementations of safe drinking water campaign, clear and common vision among all the key stakeholders will support towards achieving a desired outcome. Hence, in order to develop a common vision and understanding towards need of safe drinking water and its promotion in local communities through students and women’s groups, a one day vision workshop was organized in Bungamati on 21st February 2014. A total of 27 participants from key stakeholder’s representing women members from Bhokha Women’s Group, students and teachers from Tri-Ratna Cooperative School and Zing Boarding School had actively participated in the program.

Mr. Rupendra Maharjan – resource person on appreciative inquiry and visioning supported us to facilitate the workshop. A vigorous discussion on the topic towards “How Bungamati Community could be developed as a Safe Water Zone” was discussed in the program. Group discussions, sharing of experience, understanding and insight regarding what people could and should do for the declaration of safe water zone was done during the event. The workshop supported the participants to generate new ideas, proposals, concerns and questions which will support to achieve to meet the objective for the declaration of safe water zone.

It is my first time participating in these types of training. And this program is very fruitful for me because it taught me a lot about why do we need safe water in our community and how to get it. I will share my learning from this training program with our other members in our group. – Ms. Ashta Maya Tuladhar (President – Bhokha Women’s Group).

Students from our school are very active towards the implementation of Safe Drinking Water program in our school as well as in our community. They organizes lot of activities like placing stall in local community, organizes door to door campaign etc targeting to aware locals towards the need of safe water in day to day life. This workshop supported our students along with us to develop a common vision and the direction in which we should act on to declare our community a Safe Water Zone. Thanks to ECCA for organizing these type of valuable workshop for us. – Ms. Mamita Shakya (Teacher)

We would like to thank you for your continuous support towards implementation of our program and helping us bring change in the life of citizens of Nepal. Please share the information of our program within your families and friends to gather more support. Also do 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.

Thanks & Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

Senior Program Officer

Active Womens Members from Bhokha Womens Group
Active Womens Members from Bhokha Womens Group
Ms. Mamita Shakya - Presenting Action Plan
Ms. Mamita Shakya - Presenting Action Plan
Students presenting their Vision for Community
Students presenting their Vision for Community
Feb 26, 2014

Update Support-A-Child, Feb2014

Group picture of 2nd National Conference
Group picture of 2nd National Conference

Since the establishment of ECCA in 1987, it has been actively involved with establishing and mobilizing Nature Clubs / Child Clubs in schools towards environment conservation and protection. Children’s club are independent and voluntary groups within the schools, aiming to promote active participation of students in different learning process. ECCA pioneered the concept of children’s nature clubs in Nepal in 1992 and have been actively working with students through children’s club in different issues such as environmental conservation, sustainable development, health & sanitation, children’s rights and more.

With an objective to create an opportunity to learn, share and increase network with other nature clubs operating in different regions, ECCA had organized National Children’s Club Conference in past. The 1st conference was organized in the year 2000 and 2nd conference was organized in the year 2009. Hence, in order to create more platforms for the students for their exposure, we are preparing to organize 3rd National Conference on Children’s Club in the month of April.

The 3 days event from 11th April to 13th April will include various activities like plenary sessions by experts, Knowledge marketplace, Children’s Club Paper presentation, exhibitions from children clubs, games, presentation by students, documentary shows, environmental games etc. These activities will support to increase the knowledge of students along with the skills required to organize programs and activities through their clubs in days ahead.

Our Involvement in Yachhu Macha Pucha (Clean Child Group) as board members during our school days had contributed a lot in our knowledge, skill and leadership development. We had organized lots of community projects in our community during our participation in club and had been able to win the concept for promotion of Safe Water concept in Knowledge Marketplace during the 2nd National Conference.

– Sumit Shakya & Punita Tandukar (Former Member of Yachhu Macha Pucha)

Through this event also, we look forward towards bringing similar changes in students participating in event. Expressing our sincere gratitude towards your support till date, we seek more support from you than earlier. Please mark the date March 3rd 12:01 PM GMT, on which globalgiving UK is providing £5,000 of matching fund. GlobalGiving UK will be Matching Donations at 50% up to £600 per unique donor. Matching is applied until the matching funds are used up. Hence, your support during this time period could act as multiplication effect and will be more beneficial for the students participating in the event.

Through our Facebook page, more updates regarding our activities could be received regarding our events and activities along with our tweets from Twitter. We are also looking forward towards your valuable suggestions, feedback and comments regarding our work at ecca@mos.com.np or angel@ecca.org.np.

Thanks & Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

Senior Program Officer

ECCA

Winner club on Knowledge Marketplace
Winner club on Knowledge Marketplace
Students performing Act play on School Environment
Students performing Act play on School Environment
Feb 25, 2014

Solar Light Project Update-Feb14

Trained Solar Tuki Repair & Maintenance Persons
Trained Solar Tuki Repair & Maintenance Persons

By the end of December 2013, 9 schools located in 3 VDC’s of Morang District were supported with the installation of solar tuki community charging centre. As the schools were located in hilly terrains, the community did not have access to electricity. As a result the low income families in these communities till this day were forced to use kerosene as the only option for light in the evening hours. But, with the installation of these community charging centres in school compound, a total of 1200 students studying in these schools have been directly benefited, who now have access to safe and clean light in evening hours in their home.

Along with the support of establishing community charging centre in schools, 11 representative’s participants from these 9 different schools were trained towards repairing and maintaining the fault solar tuki’s. This two day’s training organized on 16th and 17th January had made them able to undertake the entire repair & maintenance activities required for an effective functioning of solar tuki. Each participant was also supported with a set of equipments required to run the repair & maintenance centre in their school. This will ensure about the continuous operation of solar tuki distributed among the students in the school.

This program is very good for us, because it has supported our children to study in a smoke free and clean environment. Previously, they used to study using kerosene for light in evening time. Some children makes excuses for reading showing health problem from kerosene lamp. Now, I believe that they can study safely with the light of Solar Tuki. And now with this 2 day’s training and equipments, I can also help the education of these children from my school through providing service of repairing the malfunctioning solar tuki’s.

– Mr. Sambhu Rai (Parents-Sarashwati Primary School).

Our primary students are benefiting from the use of solar tuki. And, I want to make sure that they don’t require switching to kerosene lamp any more. Hence, I participated in this 2 days repair and maintenance training and trained myself towards keeping the solar tuki in function all the time. I hope the tools set for repair and maintenance will support the skills that I have learned from this training and keeping my children out of kerosene lamp.

– Mr. Tej Nath Timilsina (Principal-Durga Primary School, Jante)

THANK YOU for your support and believing in US. YOUR Help and Support is Invaluable to US in our WORK. Because of Your help and support, we have been able to make difference in the life of needy families. We look forward towards the same support in coming days ahead. Please share our stories within your circle of friends and family to help us bring changes in the rural communities of Nepal.

Also, please like our facebook page for updates regarding our activities and twitter to receive 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

Mr. Tej Nath - Principal, Durga Primary School
Mr. Tej Nath - Principal, Durga Primary School
Sambhu Rai Parents from Sarashwati Primary School
Sambhu Rai Parents from Sarashwati Primary School
Active participants during R & M Training
Active participants during R & M Training
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