Student getting solar tuki set and panel from ECCA
In Nepal, Chepang community is regarded as one of the marginalized communities. Chepang village, which lies in the northern side of Chitwan district, doesn’t have access to road, electricity, better health facilities nor quality education. The households of this area have to depend on kerosene lamp to do different household activities at night time. This has increased the risk of sight problems, indoor pollution, health problems and even fire in the house. Students are not able to study easily at night because of dim light of kerosene lamp. The devastating earthquake of April 2015 had tremendous effects in their lives. As poor and marginalized, they are more affected and have been struggling to get better access and facilities for livelihood.
To address the situation and the condition of chepang children and to bring community towards betterment, ECCA has been conducting various activities in this region, since some years. In continuation of these effeorts, 'Solar Tuki lamp along with 3 watt Solar photovoltaic Panel' was distributed to 160 families at various location of Rapti-13, Chitwan from January 10 - 18, 2018.
The support was made after frequent requests from the village and schools. The distribution took place through 4 schools; Shree Kandeshwori Basic School, Shree Rastrya Basic School, Shree Dungbang Basic School and Shree Santhali Basic School. Orientation (for the community and the students) was also done on solar energy and on proper handling of the lamp.
"Since the sites do not have motor transportation access, it took longer time to carry the solar lamps. All the solar tuki sets were carried manually by the villagers to different sites from the nearest roadhead Kalitaar", shared Shambhu from ECCA.
"I am attracted to the solar tuki, as it does not use kerosene. The solar lamps are a huge help for us to transform to a more economic and environment friendly way", shared Misamaya, one of the beneficiaries. "We are really thankful for the support."
ECCA is thankful for your donations and support which has enabled us to help different rural communities get access to environment friendly technologies and improve their living standard.
Students after receiving solar tuki and panel set
Orientation on Solar Tuki Use and Maintenance
Group photo after distribution program