Association for Social and Environmental Developme

The vision of ASED, a nonprofit company formed by a group of conservationists in 2001, is to create an ecologically sustainable society. ASED's mission is to create youth nature leaders.
Dec 29, 2014

Lamps for 200 girl students in the New Year!

Dear Kind Supporter,

We are overjoyed to let you know that in the eve of the New Year 100 girl students will receive solar lamps. A few days into the New Year, 100 more girl students will receive solar lamps. 

The students will be from local schools in the Kultali community development block, one of the six most backward blocks in the Sundarbans.

Till now 1400 individual students in the Sundarbans have received solar lamps. This gift of light has changed their lives forever!

In this festive season we look forward to your continued support in changing the lives of many more young people.

With the warmest wishes for a peaceful and happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Diti

Oct 7, 2014

More than 1200 Green Rhinos in India!

Dear Green Rhinos Supporter,

We are pleased to let you know that 100 more Green Rhinos were created in the remote L-Plot island in the Sundarbans on 8th August 2014. There are now more than 1200 Green Rhinos doing their bit and inspiring others to keep our planet green and clean! Your support has made this possible.

The projects the Green Rhinos are presently conducting are tree plantation in the Sundarbans and efforts to control noise pollution in Kolkata. Diwali, the festival of lights, is approaching. During this time people burst loud crackers which cause noise pollution. The Green Rhinos in Kolkata are educating their school mates on the harmful effects of noise pollution and how to celebrate Diwali in a responsible and peaceful manner.

Our aim is to create 5,000 Green Rhinos in India by 31 December 2016. Do continue to support us in our shared quest to create a better planet!

Thank you,

Sep 23, 2014

100 more students received solar lamps!

Geetika studying by the light of the solar lamp
Geetika studying by the light of the solar lamp

Dear Kind Supporter,


We are very pleased to let you know that 100 students on the remote L-Plot island in the Sundarbans received solar lamps on 8 August 2014. They were handed over the lamps at a ceremony organized in the local high school in the presence of the school headmaster, teachers and other dignitaries from the community. The students were shown how to use the lamps and were requested to contact the Project staff in case they faced in problem during use.

The students were inducted into the Green Rhinos Program to create youth nature leaders and viewed an audio visual presentation on the “Nature of Sundarbans”. The threats facing the Sundarbans and how students can protect the Sundarbans was discussed.

The Solar Lamps Project has now benefitted 1400 individual students in the Sundarbans.

Geetika studies in Grade 4 and lives in the remote village of Binodpur. Her parents are daily wage earners. She says, “Earlier kerosene lamps were our only source of light in the evening. But one solar lamp has changed our lives! I am able to do my lessons till late at night and my parents can use the lamp for household work, when I am not studying.”

Geetika adds, “My friends were asking if they could also receive solar lamps …they are using kerosene lamps for studying at present.”

There are many more students in the Sundarbans who need solar lamps. One lamp changes many lives! You are part of this change and we look forward to your continued support.

 

Thank you,

 

Diti

Genna, from Seattle USA, distributes a lamp
Genna, from Seattle USA, distributes a lamp
Kushal, Project Resource Person distributes a lamp
Kushal, Project Resource Person distributes a lamp
The Solar Lamps distribution ceremony
The Solar Lamps distribution ceremony

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