2012 marked the start of the Green Rhinos Program........we now have more than 300 Green Rhinos on board. It is our aim to create 5000 Green Rhinos by December 2014.
Here is what the Green Rhinos in the Sundarbans have to say:
- After planting trees in and around the school campus, Pulak Paria, a student of Grade 10 said:” I want to continue this work as my duty towards the environment of Sundarban”
- Hasina and Rosonara Khatun have been part of a successful effort of garbage cleaning in and around their school. They, along with other Green Rhinos, have created a compost pit for organic garbage. They say “We want to make our environment greener, we want to use bio fertilizer to stop pollution and we want to grow a large Green Rhino network in and around our locality”
May the Green Rhinos forge ahead with your help in 2013!!
Thank you for your continued support,
We have some good news to give you to herald 2013!!
Devipur Karunamayee Girl’s High School is one of the main girls’ schools in the Sundarbans, situated in a remote village with no electricity. It is a government sponsored school with more than 800 students. On 19 November 2012, the girls' hostel, where 40 girls live and study, was lit up with 18 solar lights! The solar lights are CFL ones of 17 watts each with 3 high powered batteries and 3 panels. The students who live in the hostel are the between 10 to 15 years of age. This lights will not only help them to study but also help in their routine activities.
Bravo to you, our donors, for lighting up the lives of these young girls!! The students in the Sundarbans look forward to your continuing support.
Have a wonderful New Year!
With warm regards,
We are excited to let you know that the hostel of the Debipur Karunamoyee Balika Vidyapith , the only girls' school in Maipith area in the Sundarbans, will be provided with at least 15 solar lights from three 74 watt solar panels. The girls' of the hostel come from underprivileged tribal and scheduled caste families. There are only 4 working solar lights for 40 girls (of which we had given 2 lights) and it is very difficult for them to study in the evening with kerosene lamps. The teachers of the school repeatedly requested ASED to help to light the hostel. After personally visiting the hostel with the ASED team, we have taken the decision to provide the lights. These will be installed on November 17, 2012.
We will also be providing individual lamps to poor, meritorious students in the new year.
During the Festival of Lights (Diwali), we encourage you, your family and friends, to donate a solar lamp to a deserving child in the Sundarbans!
Many thanks for your continued support,