You have helped to change the lives of so many young people in the Sundarbans. So many like Kakoli, Hosonara, Pulak and Sheikh Golam who along with their families have a better life today. It is amazing how a solar lamp has transformed lives! Today each student who has been given a solar lamp studies by its steady, powerful light, the family saves over 4% of their annual income from not having to buy kerosene and the fragile ecosystem of the Sundarbans experiences lower carbon emission.
A wonderful opportunity comes your way on Bonus Day, June 12, 2013 when for every two solar lamps you donate, GlobalGiving will provide funds for one! Every donation will be matched at 50%.
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Thank you for transforming lives in the Sundarbans.
We are pleased to let you know that 276 students in the islands of K-Plot and Maipith in the Sundarbans were provided with solar lamps in March 2013.
On 23 March 76 students on K-Plot island were handed over the solar lamps at a ceremony organized by a local organization that is assisting with this endeavor. On 24 March 200 solar lamps were handed over to students on Maipith Island at a ceremony organized by Baikunthapur Tarun Sangha, our project partner. All the students who received the lamps have been inducted into ASED’s youth nature leadership program, the Green Rhinos Program.
The joy the students felt can be seen in the photograph!
We thank you for your continued support.
With warm regards,
On 16 and 17 March 2013, on the remote islands of K-Plot and Maipith in the Sundarbans, 300 new Green Rhinos were initiated into the Program. These Green Rhinos are poor, meritorious students who live on these islands where there is no electricity. They were provided solar lamps from ASED's Solar Lamps Project, http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/solar-lamps-for-students-in-sundarbans-india/. They were inducted into the Green Rhinos Program with a seminar on the nature of the Sundarbans and how they can protect it. Green Rhinos, who have been conducting projects since 2012, shared their experiences.
The events created an excitement among the village community and the parents of the students, school teachers and local people came to watch. They were urged to help the Green Rhinos make their village a greener and cleaner place to live.
The leadership training for the new batch of Green Rhinos will be held on 4 April 2013.
The movement is gaining momentum!
Many thanks for your support.