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
Jan 10, 2014

Program Update - Jan 14

Active student in preparation of Herbal Garden.
Active student in preparation of Herbal Garden.

Belated Happy New Year 2014 to all our donors and supporters. Thank you all for the support and contributions made in the year 2013. Wish this New Year makes us capable of helping all the people who are distressed and in need of help and support.

“Lots of businessman visits our village every year to collect “Kurilo” (Local name of Aspiragus). I always wondered how those businessmen benefit from collecting grasses from our village as we used to feed it to our cattle’s. From this 2 day training program, I realized the use and benefits of Kurilo in our day to day life” – Anup Rana, Student of grade 5, Shree Tribhuvan Primary School, Bahun Bhyanjyang, Bandipur-7, Tanahun District.

Above is a feedback that we had received from a student after organizing 2 days Herbal Garden training program in December in a school, located at hilly region of Tanahun District. A total of 30 participants including students, teachers and local youths were trained towards developing herbal garden in school through organizing a demonstration plot in the school. During the program, participants were made aware on the need and importance of Herbal Plants, Herbal Garden and how to maintain herbal garden through practical hands-on activities. Preparation of herbarium and seasonal calendar was also shared with the participants so that they could also learn about the documentation of herbs and their harvest seasons.

Thank you for your continuous support and contribution towards our initiation of preserving herbs and education our upcoming generation towards its need and importance. Please share our project information within your friends and families network in order to increase the impact of your funding support and the program in our community. We seek your valuable suggestions and comments regarding our work. You can also get update from our Facebook page and through Twitter regarding our programs and activities. 

Thanks & regards

Angel Chitrakar

Students towards preparation of Herbal Garden
Students towards preparation of Herbal Garden
Preparation for protecting Herbal Garden
Preparation for protecting Herbal Garden
Dec 26, 2013

Update - Climate Learning In Nepal (Dec13)

Students Taking GPS Reading of their school
Students Taking GPS Reading of their school

Since the initiation of Climate Learning program by ECCA in our school, our students of grade 8 to 10 had expressed high level of interest and enthusiasm towards learning and doing different science based activities in school. They had been actively involved in taking regular sampling and data from river located nearby our school. During each and every sampling, they come up with new questions related with different water related issues and had encouraged the discussion among their group. This had been a very useful educational tool for us. - Nani Chori Bajracharya (Nature Club Support Teacher, Prabhat Higher Secondary School).

Implementation of Climate Learning programs in schools had been a very useful tool for science teachers in school, as it has been providing opportunity for students to learn from practical involvement in various aspects. We have also been receiving request from other schools for technical support to implement this programs in their schools as well. And we are planning for the expansion in different schools in coming days ahead.

We would like to express our belated greeting for Christmas and wish for New Year 2014. Our deep gratitude towards your help and supporting us to bring change in our schools and the students through our programs. Without YOUR SUPPORT we would not have been able to bring the changes. Furthermore, we would like to request you to share the information of our project within your friends and families network in order to receive continuous support for funding the program in other schools. We would like to request you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to get our tweets regarding our programs and activities.

Looking forward towards your valuable suggestions and comments regarding our works.

Thanks & regards

Angel Chitrakar

Taking the reading of water temperature
Taking the reading of water temperature
Taking the reading on water turbidity.
Taking the reading on water turbidity.
Dec 6, 2013

Program Update - Support-A-Child-Dec13

Group Picture of Students Participating in Program
Group Picture of Students Participating in Program

Apart from supporting scholarships every year for the needy students, we also organize programs and events which help our students to develop their leadership skills, communication skills, confidence build-up etc. These types of programs are mostly organized as an outdoor activity, far from their school, which we also call as Education Out of Class (EOC).

In the month of October, we had organized a “One Day Life Skill Training and Nature Hike Program” for over 140 students from different schools. The program was organized in Shivapuri National Park. It was a fun filled educational program with hiking inside forest including different games like Each One Teach One (To increase memory power and knowledge), Crow & Crane (To help quick decision) etc were played. Using suction pipe to collect insects found during hiking and studying their morphology and physiographic feature were one of the most enjoying and learning moments for the students. The collected insects were set free without any harm in their own environment after study by students.

The Five important life skills; Goal setting, Cooperation, Confidence, Communication and Leadership were also shared among the students through various games, discussion and activities during hiking. Students also expressed their concern about saving and preserving local environment through performing cleaning activities of the event venue as well as during hiking through collection plastic wastes found on their way and disposing it in proper disposal area.

At the end of the event, Suraj Thakuri (student of grade 9) expressed his gratitude towards the trainer for making his day a memorable. “This is my first hiking program and I really enjoyed my time. The games helped develop confidence within me and had an opportunity to practice my leadership skills. I also learned a lot about nature and how to take care of it”.

Getting similar more feedbacks from students, we thought of organizing similar programs for more students in coming days ahead. Hence, a series of programs related with Life skill is planned for the implementation in the month of December. More students will be involved in the program so as to help them increase their leadership skills and knowledge.

We also would like to thank you for your continuous support in our campaign and activities to support the students of Nepal and support the education of student in Nepal. I would also like to take to request you to disseminate the information within your circle of friends and families so as to increase support in our program. We look forward towards receiving your feedback, comments and suggestion at ecca@mos.com.np so that we could implement our program more effectively. We hope for the same type of support in the days to come ahead. 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.

Orienting Students before initiating Hike
Orienting Students before initiating Hike
Students inspecting Insects collected during hike
Students inspecting Insects collected during hike
Students participating in Trust Fall Game
Students participating in Trust Fall Game
Students playing games for Coordination
Students playing games for Coordination

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