Mirge School Environment Improvement Program

 
$11,063
$38,937
Raised
Remaining
May 3, 2012

Project Update -School Env - April 12

New Water Tap under construction
New Water Tap under construction

Namaste and seasonal greetings to all our donors, well-wishers and supporters from ECCA, Nepal.

The initiation of water tank construction (approx. 7000 ltr of capacity) at Kalidhunga Higher Secondary school for the storage of drinking water and construction of water distribution system has been nearly completed. From 11th to 15th March, 2012 civil engineer Mr. Sagar Mulmi along with me, had a monitoring field visit in the school on the construction of water tank. During our field visit, infrastructures developed were monitored. As some infrastructures were not constructed as per the design estimation, modification of the structure as per main design was suggested for changes with the technicians. With the beginning of new education session starting from 3rd week of april, the students in the school are getting benefit through the infrastructure developed.

Apart from the monitoring visit, discussion and information dissemination to the government officials of District Development Committee and Central District Office regarding ongoing program in Mirge VDC had also been done. Necessary administrative procedures to attain the approval for the implementation of program were initiated in district government office.

As new educational session had began, a nature club reformation training is under planning for 10-11 May, 2012. The NC reforming training will focus on developing future plans and activities that are to be conducted by nature club in their school and community. Along with the planning, various other educational training programs such as Herbal Garden Initiative, Climate Diary etc are also under planning phase to support the moral values for the students.

With the above notes, we would like to express our sincere thanks to all our donors, supporters, well-wishers and the globalgiving team for your continuous support in our initiation. We would also like to request you to disseminate the information of our program in your circle so as to raise funds and support the education of needy students. We hope for your feedback, comments and suggestion regarding our program at ecca@mos.com.np so that we could implement our program more effectively.

 

Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

angel@ecca.org.np

Sr. Program Officer

ECCA, Nepal.

Engineer advising structural modification in tap.
Engineer advising structural modification in tap.
Water Tap place at playground for wash after game.
Water Tap place at playground for wash after game.
Jan 30, 2012

Project Update - School Environment, Jan 2012

Briefing to Nature Club Member on Nature Club Kit
Briefing to Nature Club Member on Nature Club Kit

Namaste, Seasonal Greetings and belated happy new year 2012 to all our donors, well-wishers and supporters from ECCA, Nepal.

In this quarter of the year, the pace of our work has been a bit reduced due to various reasons. The previously mentioned projects – Construction of drinking water project and School Building Painting project hadn’t been initiated yet due to financial constrain. As the fund raising is taking place continuously for the implementation of activities planned for the project, we are planning to accomplish the project drinking water project by the end of February 2012. The discussion with the school management committee (SMC) and the teachers of the school had been discussed during the field visit on 1st week of December. As the school does not have fencing around the periphery of the school compound, the SMC had requested to construct the drinking water project is such a way that the recurring maintenance cost is reduced and is more sustainable for long time.

The activities performed by the nature club members were also monitored during the field visit. Nature club’s executive members were guided in a group to use the materials provided through in the Nature Club Kit, so that the students could be benefited. Discussion with the nature club members regarding the support that they would seek for running the programs through nature club were also discussed. We found that the nature club members needs to be advised for better functioning and motivated. Hence, a frequent monitoring visit in an interval of 1 month to 1.5 month was planned.

Apart from these activities, Mr. Jack Williamson from Australia has been facilitating the English language training classes for the teachers of School so that the teachers could teach the students in English language and the students could compete with other students from different school.

With the above notes, we would like to express our sincere thanks to all our donors, supporters, well-wishers and the GlobalGiving team for your continuous support in our initiation. We would also like to request you to disseminate the information of our program in your circle so as to raise funds and support the education of needy students. We hope for your feedback, comments and suggestion regarding our program at ecca@mos.com.np so that we could implement our program more effectively.

 

Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

angel@ecca.org.np

Program Officer

ECCA, Nepal.

Facilitation by Mr. John Williamson
Facilitation by Mr. John Williamson
Students going to school at Majhgau
Students going to school at Majhgau
Students starting their day at Majhgau School
Students starting their day at Majhgau School
Oct 20, 2011

Project Update - Mirge School Improvement Oct 11

Kalidhunga School from a distant
Kalidhunga School from a distant

Namaste, and Seasonal Greetings to all our donors, well-wishers and supporters from ECCA, Nepal.

The beginning of monsoon season (i.e. after July) after completion of our training program and ongoing festivals (September onwards) in Nepal had shown its influence towards implementation of our program in school. Youths and teachers participated in the training program had been busy with plantation and schools are closed due to ongoing festive season.

However, the operation of school during short period of time after our training program (i.e. month of August), the students involved with nature club were able to perform few activities in their school. Based on the report submitted by the students the following activities had been conducted:

  • To increase members in nature club, various activities were performed in the school.
  • A Discussion program on “How to conserve and protect our surrounding environment” was organized in school.
  • All the students involved in nature club vowed to perform their best while studying and performing different activities in school.
  • The nature club members actively participated in the cleanup program in and around the school compound as well as in their homes.
  • The executive members of nature club had decided to have its regular meeting on every last Friday of the month so as to plan for the activities to be performed in the upcoming months.
  • In future, different competitions will be organized in schools among students so as to develop knowledge, skills and increase competent level of students.

Apart from the activities performed by the students, Kalidhunga school had proposed for the development of infrastructure in the school. The infrastructure includes construction of toilet, construction of safe drinking water distribution system in school and painting of building blocks, as the beginning step towards hardware activities. The Department of Education (GON), had initiated the safe sanitation campaign, in which, all the school are supported for the construction of toilet facilities. Hence, the funds from District Education Office for the construction of sanitation facilities are under approaching process.

Now, we are planning for painting and construction of water distribution system is under process. The budget estimation to perform these activites are under consultation with engineers so that we could setup a friendly design and system for the students.

With the above notes, I would like to express my gratitude towards all our donors and supporters for the program as well as the GlobalGiving team for your continuous backup. We anticipate for the same kind of cooperation and support in the days coming ahead as well as seek your suggestion and guidance for the productive outcome regarding the program in future. I also hope for your small response about your feeling so as to encourage the students of the school. You could also drop in your response at ecca@mos.com.np.

 

Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

angel@ecca.org.np

Program Officer

ECCA, Nepal.

A view of School Building and compound
A view of School Building and compound
A view of School Building and compound
A view of School Building and compound
Students busy at library
Students busy at library
Students of Primary Grade
Students of Primary Grade
Jul 21, 2011

Proj Update - Mirge School Environment - July 2011

Group Photo of Youth Training Program
Group Photo of Youth Training Program

Seasonal Greetings to all our donors, well-wishers and supporters from ECCA, Nepal.

I feel privileged to inform you all that, with all your moral support and financial support, we have now formally initiated our Mirge School Environment Improvement Program through launching a Youth Training Program and a Children Training Program from the beginning of June 2011. As a step towards achieving the vision of improving school environment in all the schools of Mirge VDC, we had started our program through launching youth training programs and students training programs mainly in two schools – Majhgau Lower Secondary School and Kalidhunga Higher Secondary School.

The first youth training program cum workshop was organized at Charikot, Dolkha from 3rd – 5th of June in which local youths, school teachers, members from school management committee and representative from VDC’s were invited. The training workshop was highly focused towards developing a common vision for school of all the stakeholders who are directly involved with the welfare of the school. During the workshop, all the participants agreed the common vision for both the schools as follows;

Kalidhunga Higher Secondary School “To become a model school of Dolkha, which is recognized for providing quality and practical education for the students”

Majhgau Lower Secondary School "To become a model school in Dolkha, which is recognize as child friendly school, where quality education for students are taught through a various measures of child friendly educational techniques".

To accomplish the vision being created for their school, the participants had also prepared an action plan to be implemented through support from government organization and non-government organization by the end of the workshop.

As students are the integral part of school family, providing knowledge to them about the need and importance of school environment is necessary. Hence, a four-day conservation awareness camp was organized for 18 students of both the schools from 8th to 11th June 2011. The camp was focused on making the students aware about different environmental issues and skill development issues. A students Nature Club was established in both the schools and action plan were formulated by the executive committee members formed after the camp. The students seems to be very energetic towards implementing the action plan in their school where they had planned for different environmental programs for their school and community as well as different skill development programs to increase the skills of the students.

A copy of report and link to the photographs of youth training program as well as students program is attached with this report.

I would like to express my gratitude towards all our donors and supporters for the program as well as the GlobalGiving team for your continuous backup. We anticipate for the same kind of cooperation and support in the days coming ahead as well as seek your suggestion and guidance for the productive outcome regarding the program in future.

 

Regards,

Angel Chitrakar

Program Officer

ECCA, Nepal. 

Group photo of Students training camp
Group photo of Students training camp
Participants presenting vision and action plan
Participants presenting vision and action plan
Participants Introducing each other
Participants Introducing each other

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Apr 25, 2011

Project Update - Mirge School Environment Apr 2011

Dear All,

Seasonal Greetings from Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness (ECCA).

I would like to start this report with an acknowledgment to Mr. Jack Williamson for his initiation towards the implementation of the Mirge School Environment Improvement Project. Without his initiation, I don’t think that we would have been connected and writing a project progress report.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our donors and supporters for their active support, donation and encouragement provided for the implementation of our concept in Mirge VDC of Dolkha District. By this date, we have been able to collect $3880 for the implementation of the program.

As per our previous planning of organizing a Youth training program – mainly focused in developing a vision for the village and a children training camp to develop skills and knowledge of the students, the program is going to be organized in middle of May month. Mr. Phulkaji Lama (local teacher of the school) has been actively involving in selecting the active participants from the village as well as arranging the required logistics support for the program.

Once again, sincere thanks to all our donors and supporters for the program as well as the GlobalGiving team for your continuous backup technical support for the project. We would like to ensure you all that we will provide a timely update on the activities being carried out in our project.

Thank You.

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Prachet Kumar Shrestha

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Lalitpur, Bagmati Nepal

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