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 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.
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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
May 30, 2013

Project Update - Support-A-Child - May 13

Evaulation of Students and Nature Club activities
Evaulation of Students and Nature Club activities

In last educational fiscal year, nearly 196 students were granted scholarship which included a set of materials as bag, note books, Stationary and mathematical instrumental box. With the initiation of new educational fiscal year, we have now started to receive request letter from nature club and schools stating to support the talented and needy students with scholarship. With the receipt of these requests, we are preceding the procurement of the scholarship materials to be granted for the students. A plan of distribution of approx 200 scholarship is being targeted this year. But, prior to the distribution of scholarship in different schools and to the students, we are conducting monitoring and evaluation to analyze the impact made through the previous year’s scholarship distribution.

Executive Member Secretary of ECCA – Ms. Amala Tuladhar is taking the lead in the process of monitoring and evaluation. She has been visiting different schools in order to interact with members of nature club and inspect the activities they had been conducting. In the mean time, she is also inspecting the progress in educational level of the students who were granted with the scholarship in last fiscal year. Ms. Sushila Tamrakar (Nature Club facilitating teacher of Lalit Kalyan Lower Secondary School) expressed her feeling towards monitoring and evaluation as an important activity to evaluate and motivate students and members of Nature Club. This had motivated students towards organizing further more activities in their school and community which will lead towards the development of leadership skills in the students.

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 13 (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 as well in our email - ecca@mos.com.np.

Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

angel@ecca.org.np

Senior Program Officer - ECCA

Interacting with Nature Club member for evaluation
Interacting with Nature Club member for evaluation
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