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.
300 deserving students will receive solar lamps on 16 and 17 March 2013!! In addition they will be inducted into the Green Rhinos Program to create youth nature leaders http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/create-10-000-youth-nature-leaders-in-india/ .
An exciting opportunity for receiving matching funds from GlobalGiving comes our way on March 13, 2013 when all donations made on that day will be matched at 30%!! A great way to get more lamps to needy students!
There is $50,000 available in matching and there is a $1,000 bonus award for the most individual donors and another for the most money raised.
Matching begins at 9 am EST and lasts until funds run out or 11:59 pm.
For India, matching will start at 6.30 pm on March 13 and end at 5.29 pm on March 14, 2013.
Do consider donating, and telling your friends, family and colleagues.
Thank you for your continued support to the students of the Sundarbans.
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,