Solar Lamps for 2600 Students in Sundarbans, India

 
$40,572
$9,853
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Mar 4, 2014

Transforming lives of young people in Sundarbans

Dear Kind Supporter,

We are pleased to inform you that since the inception of the Solar Lamps Project in 2011, we have provided 1300 solar lamps to individual students, provided solar lighting for a girls' school hostel with 40 students and sets of twin solar lights to 8 government high school hostels and a coaching centre benefitting over 400 students. Since April 2012, we are inducting the students who are receiving the solar lamps into the Green Rhinos Program, a transformational youth nature leadership program.

It is amazing to see how a single solar lamp has transformed the lives of the young people who receive it. They are now able to study for much longer hours by a source of light that is steady and powerful. Their families who are already very poor do not need to incur any recurring cost for providing them this light. Carbon emissions are also being reduced as kerosene is not being used. This is benefitting the fragile ecosystem of the Sundarbans.

All this has been possible because we are working together as a team. These young people know that they have friends from all over the world and this is a source of inspiration and reassurance for them.

We look forward to your continued support.

With warm regards,

Diti

Dec 2, 2013

GivingTuesday! Microsoft matches donations 3 Dec

Dear Kind Supporter,

We are pleased to let you know that with your support, we recently distributed 500 solar lamps to poor, meritorious students living on the remote K-Plot, L-Plot and Maipith islands in the Sundarbans.

All the 500 students who receive the solar lamps will be inducted into ASED's youth nature leadership program, the Green Rhinos Program.

I am excited to inform you that on Tuesday, December 3rd, Microsoft will be matching the first 250,000 USD in donations on the Global Giving site as part of the Youth Spark Initiative. Please consider extending your generous support of the Sundarban Solar lamps project during this festive end of year season with an additional donation on December 3rd as of 9:00 PST, noon EST, 17:00 GMT, 18:00 CET, 22:30 IST.
Here's the link:
Matching will take place for a 24 hour period - as long as funds last. Please donate early as matching funds run out fast!

Thank you for your ongoing support in bringing light to the children of the Sunderbans.

In gratitude,

Diti

Sep 10, 2013

500 students to receive lamps this month!

Dear Kind Supporter,

We are pleased to let you know that with your support, 500 poor, meritorious students in the Sundarbans will receive solar lamps on 16 and 17 September 2013! They will receive the lamps at ceremonies which will be organized at the campus of ASED's partner organization in the Sundarbans, Baikunthapur Tarun Sangha.

In addition, 4 school hostels will receive solar strip lights benefitting close to 200 students who live and study in these hostels.

All the 500 students who receive the solar lamps will be inducted into ASED's youth nature leadership program, the Green Rhinos Program.

Watch out for our next report!

In gratitude,

Diti

 

Jun 11, 2013

Three Lamps for Two Offer this June 12th!

Dear Supporters,

You have helped to change the lives of so many young people in the Sundarbans. So many like Kakoli, Hosonara, Pulak and Sheikh Golam who along with their families have a better life today. It is amazing how a solar lamp has transformed lives! Today each student who has been given a solar lamp studies by its steady, powerful light, the family saves over 4% of their annual income from not having to buy kerosene and the fragile ecosystem of the Sundarbans experiences lower carbon emission.

A wonderful opportunity comes your way on Bonus Day, June 12, 2013 when for every two solar lamps you donate, GlobalGiving will provide funds for one! Every donation will be matched at 50%.

Donate between 9 am EDT to 11.59 pm EDT on June 12th!

Thank you for transforming lives in the Sundarbans.


Diti

Jun 3, 2013

276 students receive solar lamps!

Students on K-Plot island with their lamps
Students on K-Plot island with their lamps

Dear Supporter, 

We are pleased to let you know that 276 students in the islands of K-Plot and Maipith in the Sundarbans were provided with solar lamps in March 2013.

On 23 March 76 students on K-Plot island were handed over the solar lamps at a ceremony organized by a local organization that is assisting with this endeavor. On 24 March 200 solar lamps were handed over to students on Maipith Island at a ceremony organized by Baikunthapur Tarun Sangha, our project partner. All the students who received the lamps have been inducted into ASED’s youth nature leadership program, the Green Rhinos Program.

The joy the students felt can be seen in the photograph!

We thank you for your continued support.


With warm regards,


Diti

Archana Jalan, a supporter, handing over a lamp
Archana Jalan, a supporter, handing over a lamp

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Diti Mookherjee

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Kolkata, West Bengal India

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