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 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

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Mar 4, 2016

Helping 410 Students and 55 Households Survive Winter in Nepal

Winter continues to torment lives of earthquake victims in Nepal. Among places destroyed beyond the threshold, many regions in Dolakha and Lalitpur districts still go through excessive struggle to revive. Dolakha, the epicenter of major earthquake shocks had all of its Village Development Committees affected. Similarly, villages in southern region of the Lalitpur district were worst affected.  Each and every sector got affected, and amongst the most sensitive issues were the children- and their right for education.

The earthquake brought chaos in its worst forms. Desks and benches were no more an option when classrooms got buried. Teachers could not assure the safety of their students anymore. With the situation getting better with establishments of Temporary Learning Centres and increasing series of educational support, arrival of winter created new problems. Majority of schools have recently been witnessing decreasing number of students due to cold. Students and teachers attend school daily from far areas, some even taking an hour long of walking. School dropout rate in this place is high due to low income source in family because of which they are unable buy stationary materials and school uniform. Most of the students having lost warm clothes in the earthquake were unable to attend school in the shivering cold. 

However, now students are more than happy to go to school. To help them attend schools regularly in peak hours of winter, ECCA Nepal through GlobalGiving’s support conducted Winter Support program. Tracksuits (along with a pair of shoes and socks) were distributed to 155 students of Kali Devi Lower Secondary School (Mirge, Dolakha) and to 255 students of Shree Bagh Bhairav Higher Secondary School (Kaleswor, Southern Lalitpur) including the school's Early Childhood Development Centre. In Lalitpur, warm tracksuits were distributed (on Feb 3, 2016) in the presence of Mr. Khem Nath Pokharel (Assistant District Education Officer of Lalitpur district).

“I used to catch cold every time I came to morning classes. But that has changed. Thank you for the warm tracksuit”, said one of the tenth grade students.

It wasn’t just students. In Majh Gaun Lower Secondary School (Mirge, Dolakha), blankets were distributed to 55 guardians (on Feb 10, 2016) with GlobalGiving’s support basically with two motives; provide them with a warmer housing and to motivate them to send their children to school regularly.

“After the earthquake weakened our economy, my wife and I had frequent debates over sending our children to school or let him stay at home helping with chores”, a guardian responded. “Now that he has got warm jackets, he doesn’t miss his classes anymore and we are happy too”, he shared remembering how happy he was when Bipin babu (ECCA program officer Mr. Bipin Shrestha) provided him with a blanket.

He spoke out one of the positive thoughts brought by ECCA among hundreds of those parents who couldn’t send their children in school. It is true that education after earthquake has a long way to reach pre-achieved quality but it could bring about new and innovative ideas on development. Furthermore, contribution of our donors during this time of struggle has helped us provide comfort and we are more than thankful to GlobalGiving as well.

 


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A student of Shree Bagh Bhairav H.S.S. happily receives the tracksuits from Mr. Pokharel 

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IMG_9123.JPGSharing happiness with parents

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Mr. Rabindra Khatri provides tracksuit to a student

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Students of Shree Bag Bhairav H.S.S. together wearing the tracksuit

 
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Blanket distribution in Dolakha

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 "Thank you  very much for the blanket and I like the colour too! May be I will let my  children use this one... "- a resident of Dolakha in her Temporary shelter

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"Winter doesn't feel so bad anymore!"

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

Mar 4, 2016

Helping 410 Students and 55 Households Survive Winter in Nepal

Winter continues to torment lives of earthquake victims in Nepal. Among places destroyed beyond the threshold, many regions in Dolakha and Lalitpur districts still go through excessive struggle to revive. Dolakha, the epicenter of major earthquake shocks had all of its Village Development Committees affected. Similarly, villages in southern region of the Lalitpur district were worst affected.  Each and every sector got affected, and amongst the most sensitive issues were the children- and their right for education.

The earthquake brought chaos in its worst forms. Desks and benches were no more an option when classrooms got buried. Teachers could not assure the safety of their students anymore. With the situation getting better with establishments of Temporary Learning Centres and increasing series of educational support, arrival of winter created new problems. Majority of schools have recently been witnessing decreasing number of students due to cold. Students and teachers attend school daily from far areas, some even taking an hour long of walking. School dropout rate in this place is high due to low income source in family because of which they are unable buy stationary materials and school uniform. Most of the students having lost warm clothes in the earthquake were unable to attend school in the shivering cold. 

However, now students are more than happy to go to school. To help them attend schools regularly in peak hours of winter, ECCA Nepal through GlobalGiving’s support conducted Winter Support program. Tracksuits (along with a pair of shoes and socks) were distributed to 155 students of Kali Devi Lower Secondary School (Mirge, Dolakha) and to 255 students of Shree Bagh Bhairav Higher Secondary School (Kaleswor, Southern Lalitpur) including the school's Early Childhood Development Centre. In Lalitpur, warm tracksuits were distributed (on Feb 3, 2016) in the presence of Mr. Khem Nath Pokharel (Assistant District Education Officer of Lalitpur district).

“I used to catch cold every time I came to morning classes. But that has changed. Thank you for the warm tracksuit”, said one of the tenth grade students.

It wasn’t just students. In Majh Gaun Lower Secondary School (Mirge, Dolakha), blankets were distributed to 55 guardians (on Feb 10, 2016) with GlobalGiving’s support basically with two motives; provide them with a warmer housing and to motivate them to send their children to school regularly.

“After the earthquake weakened our economy, my wife and I had frequent debates over sending our children to school or let him stay at home helping with chores”, a guardian responded. “Now that he has got warm jackets, he doesn’t miss his classes anymore and we are happy too”, he shared remembering how happy he was when Bipin babu (ECCA program officer Mr. Bipin Shrestha) provided him with a blanket.

He spoke out one of the positive thoughts brought by ECCA among hundreds of those parents who couldn’t send their children in school. It is true that education after earthquake has a long way to reach pre-achieved quality but it could bring about new and innovative ideas on development. Furthermore, contribution of our donors during this time of struggle has helped us provide comfort and we are more than thankful to GlobalGiving as well.


IMG_9074.JPG
A student of Shree Bagh Bhairav H.S.S. happily receives the tracksuits from Mr. Pokharel 

IMG_9122.JPG

IMG_9123.JPGSharing happiness with parents

IMG_9109.JPG

Mr. Rabindra Khatri provides tracksuit to a student

IMG_9103.JPG
Students of Shree Bag Bhairav H.S.S. together wearing the tracksuit

 
IMG_2421.JPG
Blanket distribution in Dolakha

IMG_2376

 "Thank you  very much for the blanket and I like the colour too! May be I will let my  children use this one... "- a resident of Dolakha in her Temporary shelter

IMG_2485.JPG
"Winter doesn't feel so bad anymore!"

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

 
   

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