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
May 21, 2014

Solar Light Project Update-May 21, 2014

getting to know solar tuki
getting to know solar tuki

In the past month, solar tuki multiple charger (one charger having 25 solar PV panel + one charger having 20 solar PV panel = total 45 solar PV panels, capable of charging 90 solar tuki lamps at one time) was placed in Rastriya Primary School, Glauthok village in Chitwan district, South Central Nepal. Total 90 pcs. solar tuki lamp were provided (42 households x 2 pcs. per household = 84 pcs. plus 6 pcs. for school use).

It was significant also because most of the families residing in the village are Chepang (nomads). They are a highly marginalized indigenous ethnic minority group. They are dependent on Diyalo (wooden strip of pine trees) for lighting their homes. They often make a big open fire which is contributing for light as well, thereby contributing towards excessive use of firewood and deforestation. They cannot afford to buy kerosene for lighting the kerosene wicked lamp (known as tuki in Nepali language).

The main income source of the people is agriculture but due to insufficient water to irrigate their field, the agriculture produce is hardly enough for 6 months. Rest of the year, people go for labor in nearby towns and go in the jungle to find tuber, root, bulb to feed the family.

Most of the village housewives are now happy from the use of solar tuki because of ease of life, no need to collect Diyalo, convenient to prepare evening meals, health benefit and brighter light. Mr. Buddhi Lal Chepang, a teacher in the Rastriya Primary School, expressed happiness in providing the solar tuki lamp. Now, the students need not fear about the fire hazard and the black soot particulates (emitted by Diyalo, which causes various health problems like eye irritation, cough, etc.) and the students can now study better.

For long-term operation of the solar tuki, locals were provided repair and maintenance training as well as the required tool sets.

I would like to thank all for your support. Because of your help and support, we have been able to make a difference. We hope for the same type of support in the coming days.

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,

multiple charger
multiple charger
solar tuki distribution
solar tuki distribution
solar tuki along with charger-group
solar tuki along with charger-group
orientation on solar energy
orientation on solar energy
orientation on solar tuki
orientation on solar tuki
Apr 15, 2014

Program Update - Herbal Garden-April14

Bandipur Herbal Garden - Extension
Bandipur Herbal Garden - Extension

With the increasing popularity of herbal garden in schools, more and more request for the implementation and extension of this program is on raise. In the month of March, as a follow-up activities of Nature Club, a herbal garden orientation and development training of three days was organized in a school of Bandipur. Students seemed very eager towards the development of herbal garden in their school compound.

A very interesting incident occurred during the training program. The first day went very smoothly with plantation of some herbs in the compound. On the second day, when the participants arrived in the training venue, we saw that all the plants planted in the earlier day were grazed by animals during evening hours. Keeping the spirit of the students alive, students made a fencing in the herbal garden constructed in the school. Ms. Tak Maya Gurung, Nature Club Facilitator teacher of Tribhuvan Nature Club expressed that she hadn’t saw such a spirit among the students during the development of herbal garden in any other program. She also thanked the facilitator Mr. Bipin for facilitating the training program in the school.

We would like to thank you for your continuous support in our initiation. 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

Herbal Garden Protection Measures @ Bandipur
Herbal Garden Protection Measures @ Bandipur
Mar 28, 2014

Update-Climate Learning in Nepal

Orientation on Safe Drinking Water for Students
Orientation on Safe Drinking Water for Students

Through Climate learning program we are advocating students of different schools to aware them on different environmental topics and issues related with atmosphere, hydrology, soil science and canopy cover. Our activities in this program mainly includes field based survey, samplings, data generating, analyzing and concluding the data for organizing further advocacy programs in school and community level. Since the beginning of this program, as we trained the students from four schools to collect data on various protocols related with hydrology of nearby river, we organized an advocacy program for students of these schools through analyzing the data. A group of 6 youth volunteers were mobilized in fifteen schools to share the outcome of analyzed data with the students of grade 6 to 9 and facilitate towards taking some initiation of activities to aware others.

During the orientation program various issues and facts related with water like health & water borne diseases, ways of water contamination & pollution etc were shared with the students. Water purification methods such as gas chlorination, RO/UV filter, Tulip Filter boiling, candle filter, SODIS, and WATASOL etc were discussed. The discussions made with the students towards their role on initiating preventive measures for water pollution and contamination encouraged the students to identify various advocacy activities and take initiation through their children club in their community and residential periphery. By the end of the program, students in every school prepared an action plan of activities through their club to act on water related issues in their school.

Finally urging the students to implement the learning's of the class in their daily lives, facilitators wrapped up the classes, with a message, "If you want the change, you should initiate the change."

We would like to express sincere thanks to you for 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

Orientation on Water Purification Technology
Orientation on Water Purification Technology

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