Create 5,000 Youth Nature Leaders in India

 
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Jun 21, 2013

276 Green Rhinos created in Sundarbans!

Green Rhinos sharing their project
Green Rhinos sharing their project

Dear Donor,

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,

Diti

Sheikh Golam, a Green Rhino sharing his experience
Sheikh Golam, a Green Rhino sharing his experience
Mar 25, 2013

300 new Green Rhinos on board!

A Green Rhino sharing with the new batch
A Green Rhino sharing with the new batch

Dear Donor,

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.


Diti 

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Here's what we did!
Dec 28, 2012

Green Rhinos wish you a Very Happy and Green 2013!

Dear Donor,

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,

Diti Mookherjee

Oct 16, 2012

Green Rhinos making waves in the Sundarbans!

Green Rhino Leaders Training
Green Rhino Leaders Training

Dear Donor,

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,


Diti

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

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