Solar Lamps for 2600 Students in Sundarbans, India

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.


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,


Archana Jalan, a supporter, handing over a lamp
Archana Jalan, a supporter, handing over a lamp
Mar 12, 2013

An exciting opportunity comes our way on Bonus Day is on March 13, 2013!!

Dear Donors,

300 deserving students will receive solar lamps on 16 and 17 March 2013!! In addition they will be inducted into the Green Rhinos Program to create youth nature leaders  .

An exciting opportunity for receiving matching funds from GlobalGiving comes our way on March 13, 2013 when all donations made on that day will be matched at 30%!! A great way to get more lamps to needy students!

There is $50,000 available in matching and there is a $1,000 bonus award for the most individual donors and another for the most money raised.

Matching begins at 9 am EST and lasts until funds run out or 11:59 pm. 

For India, matching will start at 6.30 pm on March 13 and end at 5.29 pm on March 14, 2013.

Do consider donating, and telling your friends, family and colleagues.

Thank you for your continued support to the students of the Sundarbans.

In gratitude,




Dec 28, 2012

Girls' school hostel receives solar lights!

A solar light in a hostel room
A solar light in a hostel room

Dear Donors, 

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,

Diti Mookherjee

The school hostel with the solar panels
The school hostel with the solar panels
Nov 1, 2012

Solar Lights for a Girls' Hostel in Sundarbans!

Students of Debipur Karunamoyee Balika Vidyapith
Students of Debipur Karunamoyee Balika Vidyapith

Dear Donor,

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,

With warm regards,


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Diti Mookherjee

Kolkata, West Bengal India

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