"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study

by Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness
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"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
"Support-A-Child" Help Child Go To School & Study
Students practice assembling the candle and filter
Students practice assembling the candle and filter

ECCA recently distributed WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) materials to 5 community schools of Dolakha district. The support included materials like water filter, filter stands, water bottles, dustbins, dustpans, first aid kits etc.

ECCA has been working with school nature clubs and other school stakeholders for improving the school environment. The schools lacked basic needs such as water purification devices, sanitation materials, first aid kit.

"Last month, one of our students met an accident and we had to carry him and rush to the nearest health post. As we did not even have simple first aid medicine, the situation was really difficult for us", shared principal of one of the schools.

Such difficulty is expected to lessen. Now, each school has a first aid kit box.

Moreover, none of the schools had proper water purifying system. Students have been drinking water carelessly from the tap itself or wherever they get. Now, each classroom is provided with stainless steel filter fitted with silver colloidal ceramic candle which is capable of removing protozoans along with turbidity.

Also, to help the schools to improve their sanitation, dustbins, dustpans and brooms were provided for each class.

An orientation was provided to the school clubs and teachers before the distribution, such that the materials can be used efficiently and carefully.

We thank you for your support.

  

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The distribution program
The distribution program

Shree Palanchok Bhagwati Secondary School of Panchkhal Municipality-09, Kavrepalanchok is one of the schools lying in earthquake affected regions of Nepal. Even before the earthquake, the students did not have easy learning environment.

With only 152 students, the school has many students from low economic background, who have been struggling to attend school. Parents often engage their children in agricultural works now and then, as support to the family. According to the locals, children belonging to poor economic background often have lesser chance of being regularly sent to school as parents hesitate to invest in their education.

So, as a part of educational support for children, ECCA provided 12 "All in One" book to students of class Nursery to Class 3. "All in One" is a package book for elementary grade students, which has chapters of different subjects, thus providing a large range of knowledge.

“We are really thankful for the support”, says one of the teachers. “The books will also be helpful for us to teach them and for the students as motivation to attend school.”

Coordination with the school was done through a youth group called SOFIC Nepal.

ECCA is really thankful for the support. Your continuous support will help us support larger number of students.

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A student receives educational kit from ECCA
A student receives educational kit from ECCA

On June 26, 2017, 513 students of Jhule, Dolakha district received educational materials. And the reason behind this distribution is unfolded through stories of poor economic status and occupational involvement of students.

Many people in Dolakha district of Nepal are involved in agriculture. Since monsoon season is a vital time for rice planting, parents often send their children to fields as helpers instead of sending them to schools. This is a vital time for parents to earn money and also to assure good agricultural production. However, this has been a huge problem for students as they miss classes, most of them for the whole monsoon season.

"Many of our village schools get closed for 1-2 months during monsoon season", says Mr. Manoj (teacher in Amar Secondary School). "Even if we request parents to send their children to school, they argue saying that it is very important for them to earn money to afford education of their children. And we cannot argue back."

Alina, a 10th grader at Amar Secondary School, says that they have to struggle every year to complete the course. 

As a step to break this tradition, ECCA invited all students and parents at school and encouraged them to attend school daily. With the distribution of school bag, copies, pencils, erasers, pens etc. parents were provided some financial relief and were made to realize how regular attendance of their children at school can create a great impact in their future.

Besides this program, ECCA has been working to improve WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) infrastructure and behaviour in Jhule since 2016. With time and effort, positive outcomes are being seen.

We hope to keep supporting young children like them. Your continuous support will help us create positive impact in Nepalese community.

Distribution program
Distribution program
Happy students!
Happy students!
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Solar Tuki lamp and other materials handover
Solar Tuki lamp and other materials handover

Bhogateni and Sagma are two remote places of Morang district lying in south-eastern Nepal. Letang bazzar is the only market for the people residing there, which takes around 6 to 7 hours walk for the villagers.

After the promulgation of new constitution, both areas lie under Letang Bhogateni Municipality. However, the declaration has changed little for villages, which still lack basic infrastructures like health, road, market, electricity, water etc. In these villages, people are still compelled to use kerosene lamp or solar lamp due to absence of electricity and lack of access to alternative energy sources.

Schools also are in a miserable condition. They do not have sufficient academic teaching and learning materials. Having few schools is also a problem for students. For some, it takes 2 to 3 hours to reach their school and night time is very dangerous for them to go home because of dense jungle. So far, schools have managed a hostel for those students. It did provide some solace to safety of students but learning at evening is troublesome due to lack of electricity.

Realizing the need, ECCA distributed 18 pieces of Solar Tuki lamps to Shree Sagma Secondary School and 20 pieces to Shree Bhogteni Secondary School. These tukis will be used in the hostel by the students (for their evening studies).

“Before, our students used kerosene lamp to study in night time and I was always afraid of fire hazards and their health. But, from now, my worry has gone with these solar tukis.”, said Mr. Jaya - Principal; Shree Sagma Secondary School Sagma.

“We are really happy”, said one the students. “The lamp is portable, really easy to use and has no effects on health and environment.”

We are very thankful to you for your continous support.

solar tuki lamps for distribution
solar tuki lamps for distribution
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Susma, aged 7, remembers studying in cold floors and dusty environment. For more than 1 year after the earthquake, she, with her friends, attended classes in poorly managed temporary classrooms made of CGI sheets. Every day at school was a battle against scorching heat of summer followed by harsh winter. Sometimes she didn’t feel like going to school at all.

While learning was getting difficult during such young age, construction of concrete classroom has brought a different pace in Susma’s life. Along with introduction of Multi Grade/Multi Level methodology in her school, all students from Nursery to class 4 are now offered a better learning place.

“With open doors and noisy environment, we used to have great difficulty in conducting classes”, shares Susma’s teacher. “Uncarpeted classrooms with mud floors degraded the hygiene and health of students.”

Multi Grade/Multi Level teaching methodology and use of better facilitated buildings (since 1 month) both have brought effective learning among students, teachers report. Students now are slowly adopting creative learning techniques andare marching ahead of horrors of 2015 earthquake.

 “It is safer now.” says Susma. “It is fun to come to school.”

Like Susma, over 300 students of Kundala Higher Secondary School, Bhogteni, Katunje - 15 share her story. The village is in one of the remote areas, lying 28km from Dhading besi (the nearest town) and students have to walk upto 1 hour daily to reach school. Construction of 2 blocks (having 2 classrooms each) by ECCA has indeed brought encouragement among school students to attend school.

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A teacher helps students write alphabets
IMG_6349.jpgStudents attending MGML class
IMG_6372.jpgNewly constructed 2 buildings with 4 classrooms

We thank everyone for your continous support. 

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

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