Southern Lalitpur is one of the core regions where ECCA Nepal has been working for past 2 decades to enhance quality education and school environment. The program comprises of involving students that make them participate and motivate into activities where the students can learn as well as contribute towards improvement of school. Various software program, nature club establishments and trainings, and other support are the activities of ECCA to promote students in quality education and behavioral change.
As such of a regular program, a two days training program was organized for nature club members from Feb 1- Feb 13, 2016. The program, which was supported by Wilkins Memorial Trust, welcomed 25 participants from each nature clubs of 9 different schools. The prime objective of this program was to develop different life skills and responsibility handling skills among nature club members for conducting effective and sustainable programs. Participants were from:
- Shree Bag Bhairab Higher Secondary School -Kaleshwor
- Shree Magar Gaun Higher Secondary School -Sankhu
- Shree Goth Bhanjyang H.S.S-Dalchoki
- Shree Bag Bhairab Secondary School-Chaughare
- Shree Gyanodaya L.S.S-Chaughare
- Shree Kalidevi H.S.S-Malta
- Shree Bhidyadeshori H.S.S-Asrang
- Shree Janajagriti H.S.S- Ikudol
- Shree Mahakalidevi H.S.S-Bhattedanda
To conduct the two days training camp in each school, the group was divided into two teams who mobilized around the targeted schools. The training camp content comprised of strengthening of nature club, promotion of nature club activities, importance of greenery management and herbal garden, life skill activities, WASH session and activities, GLOBE activities (atmosphere observation and data collection) and alternative energy usage sessions like IAS (Improved Animal Shed), ICS (Improved Cooking Stove).
“The training helped to erase our confusions regarding club management and organizing effective and needed programs. I am now more capable of handling my responsibility as the secretary of my club”, said one of the participants.
During the training, students were able to make their annual plan for nature club and also get ideas for selecting types of programs. This will now help them to enhance their club activities and promote their role in well managed and sustainable school improvement. Students were especially interested in knowing more activities involving GLOBE protocol
ECCA can conduct further more programs with specialization on hygiene and green environment, as there are still not enough sanitary facilities and green environment on school.
-Malati Khatri, ECCA Counselor