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
Mar 29, 2016

Door to Door Safe Drinking Water Program by Bal Binayak Nature Club students

On March 2, 2016 Bal Binayak nature club of Badal Gaun, Kavre conducted a door to door program regarding safe drinking water as an onstage community awareness practice. The main objective of the program was to aware the community on simple ways of purifying water. The club has been active in conducting these kind of programs especially after the earthquake. During the program, which basically focused on the use of WATASOL (water disinfecting chlorine solution), 20 club members actively participated.

After a short orientation by ECCA counsellors and meeting with the nature club members, the program started off with division of club members into three groups and allocation of these teams in three sectors of the village.

The nature club members provided information about the causes of water borne diseases, consequences and measures to be applied while drinking water and also suggested the importance of water disinfection and ways of using WATASOL. Along with making people aware about the water related hazards, the team also distributed WATASOL bottles to the houses (including informative pamphlets).

After interacting with the local people, it was quite clear that many people were unsure about the importance of disinfecting water and they didn’t adopt any technology to disinfect drinking water. Therefore WATASOL became a perfect solution to them. For those few people who were already using WATASOL, the program became additional help to expand their horizon of knowledge about the WATASOL.

“We found that maximum people were satisfied with the quality of water they receive in their day to day life,” said Sushil, one of the club members . “So it was not easy to convince them that the drinkable looking water could still contain harmful pathogenic microbes”, he added.

“Since they (club members) told me that this water purifying solution doesn’t contain any kind of chemical during its manufacture, I think I can safely use it,” said one of the villagers.

The program indeed proved to be productive and 'a perfect community outreach methodology' benefitting both young nature club members and the people of their community. 

Glimpses from Door to Door community approach:

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Lastly, we thank our contributors who have helped in our safe drinking water project. Please visit our blog site websiteFacebook,  Twitter and  YouTube Channel for regular updates regarding our programs and activities. 

Mar 29, 2016

Door to Door Safe Drinking Water Program by Bal Binayak Nature Club students

On March 2, 2016 Bal Binayak nature club of Badal Gaun, Kavre conducted a door to door program regarding safe drinking water as an onstage community awareness practice. The main objective of the program was to aware the community on simple ways of purifying water. The club has been active in conducting these kind of programs especially after the earthquake. During the program, which basically focused on the use of WATASOL (water disinfecting chlorine solution), 20 club members actively participated.

After a short orientation by ECCA counsellors and meeting with the nature club members, the program started off with division of club members into three groups and allocation of these teams in three sectors of the village.

The nature club members provided information about the causes of water borne diseases, consequences and measures to be applied while drinking water and also suggested the importance of water disinfection and ways of using WATASOL. Along with making people aware about the water related hazards, the team also distributed WATASOL bottles to the houses (including informative pamphlets).

After interacting with the local people, it was quite clear that many people were unsure about the importance of disinfecting water and they didn’t adopt any technology to disinfect drinking water. Therefore WATASOL became a perfect solution to them. For those few people who were already using WATASOL, the program became additional help to expand their horizon of knowledge about the WATASOL.

“We found that maximum people were satisfied with the quality of water they receive in their day to day life,” said Sushil, one of the club members . “So it was not easy to convince them that the drinkable looking water could still contain harmful pathogenic microbes”, he added.

“Since they (club members) told me that this water purifying solution doesn’t contain any kind of chemical during its manufacture, I think I can safely use it,” said one of the villagers.

The program indeed proved to be productive and 'a perfect community outreach methodology' benefitting both young nature club members and the people of their community.


Glimpses from Door to Door community approach:

C360_2016-03-02-14-05-00-637

C360_2016-03-02-14-26-25-975 copy

C360_2016-03-02-14-28-44-908 copy

C360_2016-03-02-14-38-38-340 copy

C360_2016-03-02-15-30-55-039 copy

Lastly, we thank our contributors who have helped in our safe drinking water project. Please visit our blogsitewebsiteFacebook,  Twitter and  YouTube Channel for regular updates regarding our programs and activities. 

Mar 11, 2016

Climate Learning Opportunity for 225 students in rural Nepal

Southern Lalitpur is one of the core regions where ECCA Nepal has been working in the past two decades to enhance quality education and improve their school environment and the surroundings. ECCA established nature clubs in the local schools and has been providing them various trainings. The most recent training was on the topic - Climate Learning.

The ECCA counselors who had received training on GLOBE protocol were the trainers. The GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program  is an international environmental science and education program involving elementary and secondary school students in collecting data concerning their local environment and in sharing the data through the Internet.

The two-days trainings (held in February 2016) included theoretical and practical activities on GLOBE protocols. The training program included 25 participants from each nature club from the following schools:

  1. Shree Bag Bhairab Higher Secondary School - Kaleshwor
  2. Shree Magar Gaun Higher Secondary School - Sankhu
  3. Shree Goth Bhanjyang H.S.S - Dalchoki
  4. Shree Bag Bhairab Secondary School - Chaughare
  5. Shree Gyanodaya L.S.S - Chaughare
  6. Shree Kalidevi H.S.S - Malta
  7. Shree Bhidyadeshori H.S.S - Asrang
  8. Shree Janajagriti H.S.S - Ikudol
  9. Shree Mahakalidevi H.S.S - Bhattedanda

The trainers put forth elaborations on the GLOBE program and conducted discussions on various global environmental issues. Besides, in the training sessions, Nature Club activity plan and importance of greenery management, herbal garden and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) was also included.

The program proved to be an effective means of information sharing between youths and school students. “The participants were very curious about the functioning of GLOBE program and raised tons of questions”, said Reshav Shrestha, one of the ECCA trainer, “it was a tough yet satisfying experience for me.”

"If we are provided with equipments and have access to internet, I am sure we could be very active in obtaining data and sharing it via internet", said one of the participants at the end of the training session.


IMG_8465.JPGECCA Counselor during a session with the students

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Students looking at the Cloud Chart

 

IMG_8740ECCA counselor front right instructing students in the field 

IMG_8504Students proceed to cloud reading after the orientation, Shree Goth Bhanjyang H.S.S., Dalchoki

 

IMG_8743ECCA trainers with the participants, Shree Bag Bhairav Secondary School, Chaughare

[For regular updates regarding our programs and activities, please visit our Blog site,  Facebook,  Twitterwebsite, and YouTube Channel.]



 
   

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