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,
We are very excited to let you know that we launched the Green Rhinos Program on the remote islands of K-Plot and Maipith in the Sundarbans on 27 and 28 April 2012!!
We launched the Program with the 300 students who were the recipients of solar lamps, which is another project on GlobalGiving http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/solar-lamps-for-students-in-sundarbans-india/. These students, from Grades 7 to 12 from eight local schools, were initiated into the Green Rhinos Program, with a power-point presentation/ talk on nature in the Sundarbans, the people and their relationship with nature, the environmental issues facing this fragile ecosystem and how students can protect the Sundarbans.
ASED will work with these students for the next eight months so that they can experience their ability to make a contribution to the conservation of this fragile ecosystem, here and now.
We will conduct leadership training for 5 students and mentoring training for 2 teachers from each of these schools on May 22, 2012.
Thank you for your support to make this possible!
We are getting ready to hand over 300 solar lamps to students in the Sundarbans very soon!
On 27 and 28 April 2012, 300 students from local schools in the Sundarbans will receive solar lamps. Handing over ceremonies will be held at two locations. The students who will receive the lamps will also be encouraged to join the youth nature leadership program that ASED runs called the Green Rhinos Program. Towards this goal at the lamp handing over ceremony, the students will receive an orientation on the natural treasures the Sundarbans harbor, the threats faced by this fragile ecosystem and how they could play their part in protecting this ecosystem.
Here is a project video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuHGYyFz6UA&feature=youtu.be
Watch out for our next report!!