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
Apr 25, 2016

Water Filters Improve Health of Students

The water filters given by ECCA are finally making an impact.

In November,10 schools in remote villages of Southern Lalitpur district in Nepal were provided with more than 200 stainless steel water filters as post earthquake support. These schools, after having gone through severe infrastructural damage and loss of safe drinking water accessibility, were seeking for a way to provide their students with safe drinking water facility. Some schools had to fetch water from far places and the purity could not be guaranteed. The threat to health of students and school community was irrefutable, thereby prompting  ECCA to provide the filters to all schools. The distribution had taken place in accordance with  number of students and classrooms in each school.

These stainless steel body water filters are fitted with nano-silver treated ceramic candle, which can remove bacteria, turbidity and protozoa”, says Prachet Shrestha from ECCA.

Now, every classroom in each school has a water filter which assures possible level of purification even upon long storage.

“Cases of water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea among the students has reduced”, said one of the teachers from Shree Kali Devi Higher Secondary School, Malta. The water filters will prove to be even more useful with the incoming of monsoon season when drinking water have high chances of getting mixed with turbidities.

IMG_8657Filter in a classroom of Shree Bag Bhairav Secondary School, Chaughare

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A student drinks water during his leisure time at Shree Kali Devi Higher Secondary School, Malta

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In Shree Maha Kalidevi Higher Secondary School

 Lastly, ECCA thanks all donors for their continous support in its mission of providing safe drinking water for people living in remote Nepal, especially for those affected by the earthquake. For regular updates regarding our programs and activities, please also visit our Blog sitewebsiteFacebook,  Twitter, and YouTube Channel.

Apr 25, 2016

Water Filters Improve Health of Students

The water filters given by ECCA are finally making an impact.

In November,10 schools in remote villages of Southern Lalitpur district in Nepal were provided with more than 200 stainless steel water filters as post earthquake support. These schools, after having gone through severe infrastructural damage and loss of safe drinking water accessibility, were seeking for a way to provide their students with safe drinking water facility. Some schools had to fetch water from far places and the purity could not be guaranteed. The threat to health of students and school community was irrefutable, thereby prompting  ECCA to provide the filters to all schools. The distribution had taken place in accordance with  number of students and classrooms in each school.

These stainless steel body water filters are fitted with nano-silver treated ceramic candle, which can remove bacteria, turbidity and protozoa”, says Prachet Shrestha from ECCA.

Now, every classroom in each school has a water filter which assures possible level of purification even upon long storage.

“Cases of water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea among the students has reduced”, said one of the teachers from Shree Kali Devi Higher Secondary School, Malta. The water filters will prove to be even more useful with the incoming of monsoon season when drinking water have high chances of getting mixed with turbidities.

IMG_8657Filter in a classroom of Shree Bag Bhairav Secondary School, Chaughare

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A student drinks water during his leisure time at Shree Kali Devi Higher Secondary School, Malta

2015-12-02 13.07.42_resized.jpg
In Shree Maha Kalidevi Higher Secondary School

 Lastly, ECCA thanks all donors for their continous support in its mission of providing safe drinking water for people living in remote Nepal, especially for those affected by the earthquake. For regular updates regarding our programs and activities, please also visit our websiteFacebook,  TwitterBlog  and YouTube Channel.

Apr 7, 2016

Herbal Garden Competition; Through Hinders and Possibilities

Herbal gardening in school premises is one of the major activities of nature clubs in Southern Lalitpur, Nepal. After herbal gardens grown by clubs got destroyed, along with other school infrastructures, during the April earthquake of 2015, it has been very difficult to motivate students into re-establishing them. Herbal garden became a secondarily prioritized subject while the students were struggling to find a safe place to study. Now that the normal life is slowly recovering, ECCA held a meeting with nature club teachers and school representatives last month and thereby planned to organize Herbal Garden Competition this year among 9 of its project schools in Southern Lalitpur so as to encourage them to get involved into its re-establishment.  

Ever since the concept of the competition was circulated, the nature clubs are relentlessly trying to re-establish herbal gardens in their open school premises. “It is difficult to find a place again mainly because many schools were compelled to build Temporary Learning Centres across the compound during emergency period”, says one of the nature club teachers. Some nature clubs are also facing another problem - lack of water. In the present context, many villages have water access in homes but direct supply to the schools is absent. At some places, people have to fetch water from far even for the purpose of drinking. This absence of proper accessibility to water has brought difficulties in gardening the plants.

“Despite all these difficulties, I believe we can re-establish the garden”, says one of the nature club members. “It’s all about teamwork and effort, isn’t it?” His words have encouraged all to contribute for herbal garden restoration.

The timeline for the best herbal garden judgement and announcement of the winner is scheduled in the month of Sep-Oct, so students can have plenty of time to nourish herbal plants. ECCA hopes that this competition will once again bring nature clubs closer to the environment. 

20140609_094200Herbal Gardens provided both refreshment and greenery before the earthquake
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IMG_8479School Compounds being used to make Temporary Learning Centre to replace destroyed classrooms

20140610_140612Plant growth is hindered without water
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