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.
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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.
With the promotion and publicity of Herbal Garden program being initiated from ECCA in different schools, we are now receiving lots of Expression of Interest from different schools towards developing Herbal Garden in their school periphery. Among the request received from different schools, we are being very selective towards the schools for the implementation of program. Selective in a sense that, the school where Herbal Garden program is implemented needs to replicate the idea and concept in other schools located in nearby periphery so that we do not require to reach all the schools for program implementation.
Shree Kalidhunga Higher Secondary School and Shree Majhgau Lower Secondary School of Mirge VDC, Dolkha District are two new schools where we have recently trained the students towards establishing Herbal Garden in their school. In this two day training program, 25 students involved from two schools were very much exited to develop Herbal Garden in their school, as this is a completely new concept and program for them.
“During this 2 day training program, I saw the feeling of harmony and sharing between students. And this is a very good sign of team work between students. I hope this program will increase the social bonding between the elder and smaller children, which we cannot teach the students through our course study. I thank ECCA and the trainers for implementing this program in our School” – Mr. Dhurba Pakhrin, Teacher, Shree Majhgau Lower Secondary School.
As the training program was organized in the school periphery of Majghau School, the students of Shree Kalidhunga Higher Secondary School were very much eager to implement their learning in their school periphery.
We express 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.
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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.
Seasonal Greetings to all our supporters and well-wishers from ECCA, Nepal. I would like to acknowledge all our donors, supporters and well-wishers of our program – “Herbal Garden Education for Children” as well as GlobalGiving Team for continuous support in our program.
Training programs for the students and teachers so that they could understand and get firsthand knowledge of herbs and its use in our daily life through herbal garden is the main objective of this program. We had provided the training for school students and developed herbal garden in different schools. As the first reporting in this project through globalgiving, we would like to provide updates directly from the field through a short movies presented by the beneficiaries of this program. Please visit the youtube link which will direct you to a short activities that we did in this program.
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