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by Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness
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Difficult learning situation has lessened in Lalitpur district with educational aid provided after the earthquake. The earthquake had made a huge impact creating additional vulnerability in school environment and education system. With frequent earthquake shocks that added to the fear of school children, lack of classrooms and learning matierials had put students in a dilemma to whether or not to attend the school. But the problem did not last for long. 47 schools in 9 affected Village Development Committees (Dalchoki, Ikudol, Asrang, Bhattedada, Malta, Chaughare, Kaleshwor, Sankhu and Gimde) of southern Lalitpur were provided with teaching and learning materials.

With reference to the number of students in each classroom, copies, pens and pencils as well as whiteboards with additional markers, inks and dusters were provided. More than 2400 students have been benefitted by the support.

“Our destroyed buildings were replaced by new temporary learning centers”, said one of the teachers. “However the need for other basic teaching materials was equally indisputable. The support provided by ECCA proved to be a huge relief for us.”

 b Students of Shree Bag Bhairav School, Kaleswor study in their new building. The white board provided by ECCA / Globalgiving is being used.  

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The whiteboard has aided education in Shree KaliDevi Higher Secondary School of Malta as well

 

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"Everything is getting back to its place. To attend school and everything... it feels normal again." say students. The support has now secured more efficient and easy learning environment and we thank you for helping us to make it possible.

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Separate toilets for boys and girls including proper hand washing basins were re-constructed in Shree Bagh Bhairav Secondary School soon after the April earthquake.

The school is located in one of the remote areas of Lalitpur and many students have to walk for miles just to reach their school. The earthquake completely destroyed boys' toilet whereas girls’ toilet, though unaffected, was in a state of minimal use due to lack of water facility and sanitation. Students sought out for alternatives, which even included going to nearby forest. “It was very difficult for us when these toilets were not maintained as they are now”, shared one of the girl students. “When we were on our menstruation period, staying at home was not an option, it was a compulsion.”

The problems have now been solved. Recognizing the difficulties faced by students and teachers, toilet construction was started as soon as the school approached ECCA. Along with the boys' toilet, existing girls' toilet was remodeled with an incinerator, which is used to burn used sanitary pads. “This action has benefitted over 255 students studying in the school and teachers as well. We are glad we approached you for help”, said the principal of the school to ECCA.

Responsibilities for regular monitoring of water facility and cleanliness of the toilets has been taken by the school’s nature club. This has generated a sense of responsibility among young students. But, most importantly, construction of toilets has encouraged students to attend school regularly and this, in itself, is a huge achievement.

ECCA thanks all its supporters for their help.

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Boys’ Toilet during construction

 

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Girls toilet after the construction of the incinerator chamber

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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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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!"

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ECCA distributed Solar Tukis to 350 families and 400 families in the earthquake affected areas of Malta and Asrang respectively.

When distributing Solar Tukis, ECCA provides the villagers an option of either using individual solar panels or establishing a multiple charging station at schools. By establishing a multiple charging station at schools, we give the families another reason to send their children to school. Through this initiative, we have succeeded in increasing the school enrollment and class attendance rates of students in rural areas.

We are also pleased to inform you that another project by ECCA “A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal” has been exclusively selected by GlobalGiving to be a part of its “Crowd Power – Renewable Energy Match Funding Campaign”.

Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) is matching 50% of all donations done starting from Wednesday, February 17, 2016 00:00:01 (GMT) till March 7, 2016 or until the funds last. A total of £10,000 is available for matching. (Here is a helpful online tool to help you determine your local time)

  • The campaign will provide a match for up to £600 per donor per project.
  • Donations can be made in USD or GB Pounds.
  • A minimum of £500 must be raised to unlock the matching.
  • Only online donations made by debit and credit card, PayPal, or a GlobalGiving official gift card are eligible for matching. Donations made by cheque or text-to-give are not eligible.

For UK donors, please visit http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/projects/alternative-energy-for-nepal/ . Please also click on the Gift Aid option, which gives us 25% additional benefit with no extra cost!

For US and donors in other areas, please visit https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/alternative-energy-for-nepal/

Thank you.

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On January 24, 2016 ECCA (Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness) with Global Giving's support provided white boards, markers, magnetic dusters and inks as educational support to 47 schools of 9 Village Development Committees (Dalchoki, Ikudol, Asrang, Bhattedada, Malta, Chaughare, Kaleshwor, Sankhu and Gimde) of southern Lalitpur. The materials were handed over to representatives of each school by Mr. Bisweswor Koirala (Senior Social Mobilization Officer of Lalitpur District) Mr. Rabindra Khatri (ECCA program officer ).

The educational support is expected to provide more efficient and easy learning for more than 2400 students of these schools which are currently in their phase of reestablishing the school environment after being affected by the earthquake. "We use blackboards for teaching and the chalk dust affects health of us teachers to a great extent. Now we won't have to worry much", said Bal Bahadur Lama principal of Kalidevi Primary School, Sankhu after the distribution programme.

ECCA thanks all donor/supporters for helping it to support students in rural Nepal. With the support of Global Giving, ECCA has already distributed copies, pencils, bags and other stationery materials as well as tracksuits, shoes and socks to students of various earthquake affected districts. To become a contributor, please visit our Global Giving website.

For regular updates regarding our programs and activities, visit our blog, websiteFacebook,  Twitter and YouTube Channel

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Mr. Bisweswor Koirala(left) handing over educational materials to a school representative

 

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Mr. Rabindra Khatri(left) handing over the educational materials to  a school representative

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