With your support, 276 Green Rhinos were created in the Sundarbans in March 2013. 76 Green Rhinos were created on 24 March on K-Plot Island and 200 Green Rhinos were created on Maipith Island on 25 March.
All the Green Rhinos received solar lamps since there is no electricity in their villages. Events were held on both the islands where they were briefed about the Green Rhinos Program and given an audio-visual presentation on the “Nature of Sundarbans”. Green Rhinos who had been inducted into the Program last year shared how they had planted tree saplings. They said that were unable to save all the saplings as the goats and cows ate some of them. The parents of some of these youth and other members of the community were present. We appealed to them to help the youth to protect the saplings by creating tree guards and keeping their animals away from the plants.
30 Green Rhino leaders received the transformational leadership training in April. The projects that they have identified include planting 5000 tree saplings and cleaning garbage from 60 water bodies. These projects will be conducted by all the 276 Green Rhinos.
Thank you for your continued support. You are making a difference in the lives of the Green Rhinos and helping to protect the Sundarbans!
With warm regards,
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.
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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,