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
Jun 30, 2016

New Girl Friendly Toilet in Malta

On the occasion of Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28, 2016), ECCA conducted series of programs related with awareness and encouragement for girls to speak out about menstruation issues. It has also been decided to construct an incinerator (to burn the used sanitary napkins) in the toilet in Shree Kali Devi Higher Secondary School, Malta.

This school lies in remote part of Lalitpur and offers education to 350 students. “Due to absence of proper toilet facility, we do feel that our students suffer a lot”, said Mr. Govinda (nature club supervisor and teacher of the school), during interaction program on Menstrual Hygiene Day. “Girl students are shy to speak about their menstrual problems and it is difficult for us especially male teachers to do anything about it.”

“However, involving students in menstruation related programs have helped them to open up slowly”, he adds and the addition of incinerator in the toilet along with proper water facilities is also expected to bring a positive change in the attitude of rural students and teachers towards menstruation.  

aMenstrual hygiene program at ECCA for schools from southern Lalitpur

m.jpgDiscussion among parents, teachers, students and ECCA officials on the need of Girl Friendly Toilet

In fact, menstrual hygiene management and need of girl friendly toilets sessions has always been a key issue during every WASH program of ECCA.  

ECCA will continue to help schools understand and make arrangements so that girls in rural areas need not skip school during menstruation or drop out from the school. 

We sincerely thank all our supporters who have helped us in this cause. 

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

Jun 2, 2016

Consultation Workshop on GLOBE Climate Learning

On 20th May, 2016 a consultation meeting on Climate Learning was held at ECCA hall targeting teachers of various schools of Lalitpur district. The primary objective of this meeting was to make the participants familiar with global environmental issues and Climate Learning Project of ECCA, so that they can act as environment conservation stimulators for young students.

The program commenced by an introduction session and a presentation session that gave the participants idea about the Climate Change issues, the evolving global actions to combat it, and the Climate Learning concept. The session got interesting as participants voluntarily started to provide their feedback on practicability of the project. The need to explore and expand the knowledge of schools on practical / experimental basis, instead of a theoretical one, is very high in Nepal so as to bring them closer to improved thinking (which was a highly prioritized subject of the whole program).

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“I like the idea of teaching students based on scientific, technical and research practices, but the lack of scientific equipment can be very challenging”, said one of the teachers.

Many agreed with him. But we can play an important role to help students explore and develop a habit of acting towards environment conservation. It will enhance their creativity level as well.”

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The feedback provided by the participants definitely made the program meaningful. The willingness of the schools to adopt this scientific learning added more value to the output of this consultation workshop. It was very productive to share experimental learning phenomenon among the teachers and to know that similar interaction programs can greatly help every individual reflect on his / her role towards global issues. 

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

May 31, 2016

School Improvement Visioning Workshop for School Stakeholders

With an objective to unite school stakeholders for sustainable development of the schools, ECCA recently conducted 3 days long workshop in Mirge, Dolakha. The training welcomed over 32 participants from 8 schools. Envisioning of common goal and strategy development were the highlighted issues of the training. The training participants were representatives of School Management Committee, Parents Teachers Association, School Principals and child club supervising teachers. 

One of the progressive situation brought by the training was the opening of a platform for women and parents to put their views forward in terms of school development plans. "By reviewing current status of the school, we were able to make a vision statement of our school and I am very glad I am a part of it", said of the female participants. All the schools pledged to give their best to make it come true. "Sharing our ideas and success stories has motivated us to unite and work for betterment of our schools."

Along with visioning activities, WASH sessions on safe drinking water, water pollution, personal and menstrual hygiene, and importance of girl friendly toilets in schools helped each participant to be more conscious about the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene in the schools.

The training brought a change in the Mirge village. Next, ECCA aims to facilitate the trained schools to implement the school improvement plan effectively and efficiently. For more updates, please visit our Blog site,  Facebook,  Twitterwebsite, and YouTube Channel.

 

IMG_7333Facilitator Ms. Shakya (standing) listens to a participant during an interactive session
IMG_7337ECCA Program Officer talks about development issues
IMG_7560Group discussion
IMG_7576"Here's how development can be sustainable.."- a participant speaks out 
IMG_7415Learning through games
 
   

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