Thanks for your continued interest in helping us empowering our students towards learning climate change in Nepal. Funding to this project is currently supporting training for the students of 3 schools to learn various hydrological parameters in their locality. The training and study is blended with course work and students from grade 8 & 9 were trained to receive data's related with hydrology from their nearby water source. Along with this activity, a research was also conducted in the schools through mobilizing our staffs and volunteers to test various parameters of water being used in the schools. Lab test of the water samples being received from schools were also conducted in order to analyze the safety of water being used in the schools. Coliform, hardness, Ph, Turbidity, Salinity, etc were the main parameters that were tested in lab and the results indicated as the water to be safe. In few schools, the coliform tests were found positive hence, they were asked to use protective measures like chlorination or other proper technique prior to use of water for drinking purpose.
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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.
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.
Program Update – Learning Climate Change (Oct 13)
By Angel Chitrakar - Sr. Program Officer
“In our curriculum, Science subject provides theoretical knowledge to our students. We as a teacher for Science subject are challenged to provide an in-depth knowledge about the topics and contents to our students. As theoretical based education, the learning’s of students are limited to some extent. Hence, we are trying to facilitate students learning through integrating more and more experimental and practical activities which help them to understand and remember the topics and contents. This program supported us a lot to help students understand different topics of science as it required active involvement of students through hands-on activities for data collection on different environmental parameters like water, atmosphere and soil science. I personally found that the students are much more active than they were in previous days. They are much more curious to learn about environment as well as seek answers to various questions about different environmental problems and its consequences.” – Mr. Shyam Kumar Maharjan, Teacher, Harisidhi Secondary School
With the increasing population and human intervention in our local environment, there is no thought that our environment is changing. Hence, through this program, we aim to aware our students on different environmental issues and changes that are occurring in our surrounding through teaching them about various parameters of our environment like atmosphere, hydrology, soil science etc.
At the moment, we have initiated implementation of this program in 4 different schools. A training program for students and teachers of these four schools were organized at Harisidhi Higher Secondary School in the month of July. As all four schools selected were located in such a way that they are aligned nearby the river, study on different hydrological parameters was mainly focussed in this training program. Students seemed very much energetic while conducting experiment in hydrological parameters like testing Ph, Turbidity, Conductivity etc. After 6 months from the data collection date, a sharing workshop is planned among all the four schools. This will help the students to analyze the data and discuss the reasons behind the changes in data in particular parameters.
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.
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