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 7, 2016

Preparatory Works

As per the agreement signed between ECCA and Khokana Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Committee (KRRC), the first phase of demolishing and debris removal activity is soon to commence. All the preparation activities have been completed. Approval from District Development Committee (the local Government) followed by the approval of Social Welfare Council (Government of Nepal) has been received.

There has been delay mainly due to the recent blockade at the border, the subsequent fuel shortage and non-availability of heavy machineries (back hoe loader, tipper). The partial effect of the blockade is still persisting in the market: the fuel market has not come to normalcy yet. However, the working environment has begun, though there is some inflation in the cost.

Regarding the identification of the clusters and the beneficiaries, the Khokana Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Committee has identified five clusters (pockets) of 20-30 houses each. The committee has proposed to start work from pocket 1 and 2.

Khokana Community and ECCA are very grateful for your support. We would still appeal to more and more people to support in rebuilding Khokana.

Please visit our blog site, facebook, website and YouTube channel to receive regular updates about our activities. 

Apr 4, 2016

Changing Lives of Girl Students

Girls toilet in Shree Bagh Bhairab Higher Secondary School in Chaughare, Lalitpur has been renovated with facilities to make female students comfortable during school hours.

The school lies in one of the most remote areas of Lalitpur district and the problem of latrine facilities was existing since some years. Especially during their time of menstruation, girls seek properly water-facilitated toilets and a place for proper disposal of used pads; in the absence of which, many choose to remain absent from the school.

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"Here, people are very shy to talk about menstruation. It is the reason why girl students tend to avoid school during such period" says a teacher

The recent construction has, however, become a solution for this problematic situation. Unmanaged drainage system of the toilets including the disposal area are now replaced with newly constructed pipe system from toilets to the septic tank and also offers a secure place for disposal of used pads (basically, an incinerator to burn the used sanitary pads).

“This action has benefitted over 90 girl students studying in the school and female teachers as well. We are glad we approached you for help”, said the principal of the school to ECCA.

Along with this, responsibilities for regular monitoring of water facility and cleanliness of the toilets has been taken by the school’s nature club. “As conscious and active bunch of the school, we have taken this initiative to maintain the school’s sanitation level. Here, we do our duties turn by turn”, shared one of the club members.

This has generated a sense of responsibility among young students. But construction of girl friendly toilet has most importantly encouraged girl students to attend school regularly and this, in itself, is a huge achievement.

ECCA thanks all its supporters for the help provided.

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Back side of toilet (right) before the construction

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After the construction of the incinerator chamber

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Incinerator; view from the inside

(For regular updates regarding our programs and activities, please visit our blog site, Facebook, website, Twitter and YouTube Channel.)

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. 

 
   

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