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
Aug 26, 2013

Project Update on Solar Tuki - August 13

Enlightened through the power of Solar Light
Enlightened through the power of Solar Light

In the project update submitted for the month of February, we reported about the situation faced by 52 children residing in an orphanage home Rejoice and Salvation in Trinity Service (Apologize for the mistaken name in earlier reporting) regarding the situation of power outage and use of candles for their study hours in evening after school. Hence, we initiated towards installing a solar LED lighting system in the orphanage to ease the children's study and support the education of the children. The above picture is from a room shared by a group of children – Mika, Laxmi and Abnigail.

After the installation of light, the students now do not need to use candles as an option for light during evening hours for their study. Mika told us that "My eyes used to hurt a lot when I used to study in the light of candles. Now, there is a lot of relief for me. My eyes feels relief during studying under solar light. In fact we don't feel that there is electricity power outage or loadshedding. Its not only me, all the children in the orphanage feels the same." Similarly, Abnigail told us that she along with her other colleagues' used to get scared to go to restroom during evening and night time due to power outage as it used to be very dark outside. But, now due to the installation of solar light system, children feel free to use the facilities without scaring.

I felt very happy when I listened to the feelings and feedback of the children in the orphanage. The smile in the face of children encouraged a lot to me to work more in this field and support the needy children and students in order to support their education.

I would like to thank all for your support and believing in us to bring the change in the life of people in our community. Because of Your help and support, we have been able to make difference. We hope for the same type of support and coordination in coming days ahead.

FYI, GlobalGiving is organizing September fundraising challenge. The organization capable of raising most funds in the month of September will be awarded. Hence, we would like to request you for your support through spreading out the message of September fundraising Campaign and help us achieve our target and goal to support our community.

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

Jul 15, 2013

Progress Report-Herbal Garden-July13

Mr. Ram (Teacher)-working to develop Herbal Garden
Mr. Ram (Teacher)-working to develop Herbal Garden

Smiles in the faces of participants and the encouragements observed among them during the time of training and program implementation are what encourage us towards a successfully conducting the program. Having a sight of continuation of these activities even after the training program excites us towards the scaling up of program within different schools and students network. This is what I have personally felt during this program implementation.

On 19th June 2013, 29 participants along with students and teachers from 9 different schools were provided training on developing herbal garden in their schools. The program conducted in 2 sessions of Theoretical and Practical work, provided brief knowledge and hands-on activities related with developing herbal garden in their school and community. Discussion & documentary shows made during the theoretical session helped the participants regarding understanding the need of the herbal garden education in school and community. Whereas the hands-on activities during 2nd session provided an insight about how to develop the garden and things to consider / remember during herbal garden preparation.

Mr. Ram (Teacher of Jan Jagrit H. Sec. School, Ikudol) is very excited about the implementation of this program in his school. He quoted – “This program is very good for students because of various aspects covered in it like; knowledge about herbs, hands-on activities, use of herbs in daily life, need of research on local herbs etc. It will also help them through practical education and understanding the values of different locally available herbs in their day to day life”.

Sabina (Student of Shree Bhag Bhairab H. Sec. School, Dalchoki) expressed that she never had so much fun and enjoyed participating in previous training programs. She quoted – “I never realized about the need and importance of herbs that are surrounding us in our environment and are of daily use. Now, not only in my school, I will also preserve and develop a small herbal garden in my home including herbs that are of daily use for using it in my family members”.

After the training program, I felt - this is what we want. An education & the change in behaviour, with an impact in day to day life of students and families. I felt really proud of what we did in the schools and thanked all our supporters for your help from the bottom of my heart for making us able to create an impact in the life’s & in the communities where we work.

We would like to thank you for your support and believing & supporting us in our campaign. Because of YOU, we have been able to bring changes in the learning techniques and education of students. 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 hope for the same type of support in the days to come ahead. To get updates regularly regarding our activities, we would like to request you to like our Facebook page 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

angel@ecca.org.np

Student observing & keen to work on herbal garden.
Student observing & keen to work on herbal garden.
Tagging plan
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Gardening Kits distribution for students & schools
Gardening Kits distribution for students & schools
Jun 4, 2013

Project Update - Mirge School Env - May 13

Door To Door program by students for safe water
Door To Door program by students for safe water

After the detection of fical coliform in a water analysis done in the month of June 2012, ECCA realized the need of implementation of Safe Drinking water campaign and initiated the activities in both the schools (Kalidhunga H. Sec. School & Majhgau Sec. School). In the process, the students and the teachers were equipped with the device for producing chlorine solution along with a two day training program for the production of chlorine in the month of August 2012 in school. Then after, the students and teachers were actively involved in the production, use and promotion of WATASOL (Chlorine solution) in the school. The excess amount of watasol being produced in the school was being distributed in their local community to provide safe water for the community members. As a continuity for the program, a refresher training was organized for the students and teachers in order to enhance their skills and knowledge towards the production and used of chlorine solution.

On 6th March 2013, students organized door to door campaign for the promotion of safe drinking water campaign and awareness rally towards the need and use of safe water in the community. Approx 90 students were actively involved in the program and visited around 120 household in mirge VDC. They oriented each household owner regarding the importance to stay healthy through using safe water. They were also able to succeed to raise funds through the distribution of WATASOL in their community.

In order to strengthen the skills of Nature Club (NC) members a regular follow-up activities were conducted in which monitoring of the activities implemented and the planned programs were monitored with feedback and suggestions for improvement. During the follow-up activities, a vigorous interaction with NC members were also done and new possible programs in order to develop the skills and knowledge were also discussed.

Recently, two new schools – Kali Devi Lower Sec School and Laligurans English Boarding School were also visited as per their interest to implement safe drinking water in the community.

We would like to thank you for your continuous support and believing and supporting us in our campaign. Because of YOU, we have been able to bring changes in the life of needy people in Nepal. Furthermore, we would like to request you all to share the information of our project and request your friends and families to donate on 12th June 2013 (Wednesday). This particular day is very important for us because, GlobalGiving has announced this day as GG Bonus Day. Hence, of the total donation received in all the projects from 9:00 AM on this day, 40% of additional amount will be matched by GG until it’s US $90,000 budget is completed. Hence, your support through spreading out the message of bonus day will help us achieve our target very soon through securing additional funds.

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 through email - ecca@mos.com.np.

Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

Senior Program Officer - ECCA

Door to Door Program by Students on Safe Water
Door to Door Program by Students on Safe Water
Students preparing WATASOL in their school
Students preparing WATASOL in their school
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