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
Jan 25, 2017

Supporting 18 ECD children of Banepa

On August 9, 2016 Shree Pragati Bal Bikash Kendra, an Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) of Banepa, Kavre was supported with stationery materials. The support was aimed to encourage and support young children to attend the centre. 156 sets of copies, 216 pencils and 18 erasers and sharpners were distributed to all 18 children. Moreover, the centre was provided with 4 blankets to help them during the winter season.

During the distribution, teachers from the ECD expressed their warm thanks. According to them, this ECD was opened with the initiation of local women’s group. “Most of the students’ parents are involved in agriculture, making it hard for them to regularly fulfill the educational needs of children”, said one of the teachers. Analyzing the situation, 4 children with comparatively low economic condition were additionally provided with school bags.

During the program, an Officer of District Education Office Ms. Maya handed over the support materials to the students. “It is a very positive approach by ECCA. I wish every struggling child had this kind of support.”

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Stationary materials being distributed to the children

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DEO official Ms. Maya (right) and ECCA Program Officer Mr. Bipin (left) with the children

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We are very thankful for your donation and support. We look forward to your continous interest in helping children to receive better education. 

Jan 24, 2017

Building safe classrooms for children in Kundala

Susma, aged 7, remembers studying in cold floors and dusty environment. For more than 1 year after the earthquake, she, with her friends, attended classes in poorly managed temporary classrooms made of CGI sheets. Every day at school was a battle against scorching heat of summer followed by harsh winter. Sometimes she didn’t feel like going to school at all.

While learning was getting difficult during such young age, construction of concrete classroom buildings has brought a different pace in Susma’s life. Along with introduction of Multi Grade/Multi Level methodology in her school, all students from Nursery to class 4 are now offered a better learning place.

“With open doors and noisy environment, we used to have great difficulty in conducting classes”, shares Susma’s teacher. “Uncarpeted classrooms with mud floors degraded the hygiene and health of students.”

Multi Grade/Multi Level teaching methodology and use of better facilitated buildings (since 1 month) both have brought effective learning among students, teachers report. Students now are slowly adopting creative learning techniques andare marching ahead of horrors of 2015 earthquake.

 “It is safer now.” says Susma. “It is fun to come to school.”

Like Susma, over 300 students of Kundala Higher Secondary School, Bhogteni, Katunje - 15 share her story. The village is in one of the remote areas, lying 28km from Dhading besi (the nearest town) and students have to walk upto 1 hour daily to reach school. Construction of 2 blocks (having 2 classrooms each) by ECCA has indeed brought encouragement among school students to attend school.

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A teacher helps students write alphabets
IMG_6349.jpgStudents attending MGML class
IMG_6372.jpgNewly constructed 2 buildings with 4 classrooms

We thank everyone for your continous support. 

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Jan 1, 2017

Helping schools of Namdu to improve WASH level

Children studying outside
Children studying outside

Even after one and half years of earthquake, many Nepalese people are still facing its effects and are adapting to the situations which changed their life, home, thoughts and has brought a new vibe of helping, uniting, supporting and many warm thoughts to smile. Namdu, a remote village lying about 72 kilometers north from Kathmandu, still struggles the scars of earthquake. In Namdu, there are still many open parts which need to be patched.

On November 22–24, 2016, WASH related baseline survey was conducted in 8 schools of Namdu, where the ECCA counselors obtained details of school and the students’ behavior regarding WASH. The condition of school is very delicate; students, teachers and community members are still facing the difficulties brought by the earthquake.

The survey shows that the students have some knowledge about hygiene but they have not practiced it in their behavior. Students are still required to study in temporary classrooms, facing the cold weather and studying on the cold floor. In some schools, the students are still studying in damaged buildings. Toilets bear the notice “Not safe” but are still being used. Most of the people lack detail knowledge on personal health, sanitation, safe drinking water and use of toilet. Students and teachers drink untreated water. Schools do not have a proper hand washing station neither soap. Students do not have access of water in school (to drink or to flush in the toilet).

Even after knowing the situation, the school management and the community members are neglecting the WASH sector. Thus, an attempt to bring improvement in the WASH sector has been initiated by ECCA, with the support from GlobalGiving UK and Big Lottery Fund. Having the knowledge is not enough. One should practice it in their daily life. We aim to bring positive changes in the lives of people of Namdu, by starting from the schools.

We thank GlobalGiving UK and Big Lottery Fund for the support.

Students in temporary classroom
Students in temporary classroom
Classroom damaged due to earthquake
Classroom damaged due to earthquake
Baseline survey being conducted
Baseline survey being conducted
 
   

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