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,
I just returned from delivering a training to 20 Green Rhino Leaders in the Sundarbans on 12 October 2012. There was much energy and excitement!
The Green Rhinos are making waves in the Sundarbans! They are planting 2000 tree saplings in and around their school this monsoon season. About 100 Green Rhinos in a girls' school have conducted a garbage cleaning drive for two months. The Headmaster has promised to install dustbins to keep the school surroundings clean.
Tomorrow, 17 October 2012 is Bonus Day when GlobalGiving will be matching all donations by 30%. Bonus Day starts at 12.01 EDT, which is 9.30 am Indian Standard Time, and ends 24 hours later.
Do get in your donations early and encourage your friends and family to do so. Let the Green Rhinos stomp ahead!
Thank you for your continued support,