Solar Lamps for 2600 Students in Sundarbans, India

 
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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.
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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

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

 

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

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

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 http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/create-10-000-youth-nature-leaders-in-india/  .

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,

Diti

 

 


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Project Leader

Diti Mookherjee

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Kolkata, West Bengal India

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Map of Solar Lamps for 2600 Students in Sundarbans, India