Association for Social and Environmental Developme

The vision of ASED, a nonprofit company formed by a group of conservationists in 2001, is to create an ecologically sustainable society. ASED's mission is to create youth nature leaders.
Aug 15, 2012

More solar lamps to be given later this year!

Dear Donor,

Our project to provide poor, meritorious students with solar lamps is going well! We thank you for partnering with us.

Till now, 450 students have received individual solar lamps and more than 400 students are benefiting from the 7 sets of twin solar tube lights provided for school hostels and coaching centers. With the funds raised since then we will be providing more individual solar lamps as well as twin solar tube lights later this year.

The project has been very well received by the students, the teachers of the schools, the parents of the students and the community. The demand for the lights is ever increasing!

It is fulfilling to work with this project, which is helping to change the lives of many children and youth in the Sundarbans.

Thank you once again for your support.

Sincerely,

Diti Mookherjee

Aug 2, 2012

Green Rhinos start nature conservation projects!

Green Rhinos Leaders training in Sundarbans
Green Rhinos Leaders training in Sundarbans

Dear Donor,

We are excited to let you know that 30 Green Rhinos from Maipith and K-Plot islands in Sundarbans and 14 Green Rhinos in Kolkata have received leadership training. They have designed projects which they are conducting with their fellow students/ friends.  The projects the  Green Rhinos have taken up include:

  • Planting over 4000 tree saplings in Sundarbans
  • Inventory of animals and birds in a cluster of Sundarbans villages 
  • Garbage clean up in a cluster of Sundarbans villages
  • Educating over 1500 people in Kolkata about the wise use of plastic bags 
  • Anti-littering education campaign and installing dustbins in strategic areas in Kolkata through their own fund-raising
  • Creating Green Rhinos in a tea garden community in Assam.

The Program is being well received by the youth, the parents, school teachers and the community. We look forward to creating many, many more Green Rhinos and together making a positive impact on nature conservation in the days to come.

We sincerely thank you for your support. Do spread the word and encourage others to join the movement to create more Green Rhinos!

Green Rhinos Leaders Training in Kolkata
Green Rhinos Leaders Training in Kolkata
May 18, 2012

300 students receive solar lamps!

Hasina Khatun using her new solar lamp
Hasina Khatun using her new solar lamp

Dear Donor,

We are very happy to let you know that on 27 and 28 April 2012, 300 poor, meritorious students received solar lamps. There was much excitement and joy among the students, their teachers, parents and the community at the handing over ceremonies which were held in the two remote islands of Maipith and K-Plot in the Sundarbans. The students, from Grades Seven to Twelve were from eight local schools on the two islands.  

Hasina Khatun, a recipient of a solar lamp from K-plot Island said, “I am happy to receive the solar lamp. Earlier I would have a lot of trouble studying by kerosene lamp. The smoke would get into my nose and mouth. I hope other students will also have this privilege."

The students who received the solar lamps were initiated into the Green Rhinos Program, an exciting new initiative of ASED which aims to create 10,000 youth nature leaders by 2013.  To know more visit http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/create-10-000-youth-nature-leaders-in-india/.

We sincerely thank you for being a partner in this endeavor which is greatly benefitting students in a remote and fragile ecosystem!

With warm regards,

Diti Mookherjee

Donor, Rachel Ann Garibsingh handing over a lamp
Donor, Rachel Ann Garibsingh handing over a lamp
Kelsey Torchia, from Minnesota, at the ceremony
Kelsey Torchia, from Minnesota, at the ceremony
Students with their solar lamps
Students with their solar lamps

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