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.
Mar 4, 2014

Transforming lives of young people in Sundarbans

Dear Kind Supporter,

We are pleased to inform you that since the inception of the Solar Lamps Project in 2011, we have provided 1300 solar lamps to individual students, provided solar lighting for a girls' school hostel with 40 students and sets of twin solar lights to 8 government high school hostels and a coaching centre benefitting over 400 students. Since April 2012, we are inducting the students who are receiving the solar lamps into the Green Rhinos Program, a transformational youth nature leadership program.

It is amazing to see how a single solar lamp has transformed the lives of the young people who receive it. They are now able to study for much longer hours by a source of light that is steady and powerful. Their families who are already very poor do not need to incur any recurring cost for providing them this light. Carbon emissions are also being reduced as kerosene is not being used. This is benefitting the fragile ecosystem of the Sundarbans.

All this has been possible because we are working together as a team. These young people know that they have friends from all over the world and this is a source of inspiration and reassurance for them.

We look forward to your continued support.

With warm regards,

Diti

Dec 23, 2013

Green Rhinos on a roll! Happy New Year!

Shefali with Diti
Shefali with Diti

Dear Kind Supporter,

As this year draws to a close, over 1100 Green Rhinos wish you a very happy 2014!

In 2013 they planted over 7000 trees! Shefali Maity, a teenage girl in the Sundarbans, raised 100 tree saplings! She along with her fellow Green Rhinos from school, with the assistance of their schoolmaster, planted 1500 trees in school and around their homes.

In 2014 some of the projects the Green Rhinos have planned are:

  • 16500 tree saplings to be planted
  • 4 waterbodies to be cleaned
  • Environmental awareness campaigns to be conducted
  • Bio-fertiliser to be made from throw away organic waste in school and used as fertiliser in the school campus.

In 2014 we hope to work with more schools in urban areas, including Kolkata, and continue our work with the schools in the Sundarbans.

Thank you so much for being a part of our team!

With prayers for peace and happiness,

Diti Mookherjee

Dec 2, 2013

GivingTuesday! Microsoft matches donations 3 Dec

Dear Kind Supporter,

We are pleased to let you know that with your support, we recently distributed 500 solar lamps to poor, meritorious students living on the remote K-Plot, L-Plot and Maipith islands in the Sundarbans.

All the 500 students who receive the solar lamps will be inducted into ASED's youth nature leadership program, the Green Rhinos Program.

I am excited to inform you that on Tuesday, December 3rd, Microsoft will be matching the first 250,000 USD in donations on the Global Giving site as part of the Youth Spark Initiative. Please consider extending your generous support of the Sundarban Solar lamps project during this festive end of year season with an additional donation on December 3rd as of 9:00 PST, noon EST, 17:00 GMT, 18:00 CET, 22:30 IST.
Here's the link:
Matching will take place for a 24 hour period - as long as funds last. Please donate early as matching funds run out fast!

Thank you for your ongoing support in bringing light to the children of the Sunderbans.

In gratitude,

Diti

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