Solar Lamps for 2600 Students in Sundarbans, India

 
$41,082
$9,343
Raised
Remaining
Aug 15, 2012

More solar lamps to be given later this year!

Dear Donor,

Our project to provide poor, meritorious students with solar lamps is going well! We thank you for partnering with us.

Till now, 450 students have received individual solar lamps and more than 400 students are benefiting from the 7 sets of twin solar tube lights provided for school hostels and coaching centers. With the funds raised since then we will be providing more individual solar lamps as well as twin solar tube lights later this year.

The project has been very well received by the students, the teachers of the schools, the parents of the students and the community. The demand for the lights is ever increasing!

It is fulfilling to work with this project, which is helping to change the lives of many children and youth in the Sundarbans.

Thank you once again for your support.

Sincerely,

Diti Mookherjee

May 18, 2012

300 students receive solar lamps!

Hasina Khatun using her new solar lamp
Hasina Khatun using her new solar lamp

Dear Donor,

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,

Diti Mookherjee

Donor, Rachel Ann Garibsingh handing over a lamp
Donor, Rachel Ann Garibsingh handing over a lamp
Kelsey Torchia, from Minnesota, at the ceremony
Kelsey Torchia, from Minnesota, at the ceremony
Students with their solar lamps
Students with their solar lamps
Apr 16, 2012

300 solar lamps to be given to students!

 

Dear Donors,

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!!

 

Many thanks,

Diti Mookherjee

Jan 16, 2012

More solar lamps to be given in the New Year

We are excited to inform you that we will be giving out over a hundred solar lamps to poor meritorious students in early February 2012!

We will soon send you a report on how the solar lamps given to the students last year are impacting their lives. So watch out for our next report!

We thank you dear donors for partnering with us to help children in the Sunderbans better their lives in an ecologically sustainable way.

Oct 16, 2011

Setting a New Goal for the Solar Lamp Project

Dear  Donors,

It gives us great pleasure to let you know that “Solar Lamps for 700 Students in Sundarbans, India” has achieved its target of raising $6000! We have already given 150 individual solar lamps and 7 twin light systems to school hostels. We will be giving out the remaining solar lamps by early January 2012. Encouraged by your response we have planned to continue with the project now aiming to provide Solar Lamps for 1600 students in Sundarbans.


GlobalGiving is hosting a Bonus Day on 19 October 2011 where they will be matching every donation at 30%! They have $100,000 is available in matching funds. The Bonus day starts at 12:01 am EDT on October 19th/
9:01 pm PDT on October 18th and will last until funds run out or 11:59 pm EDT/ 8:59 pm PDT (whichever comes first). For India the time would be approximately 8.30 am to 8.29 pm on 19th October.

If you wish to donate or know of a friend or relative who would like to do so, this is a great opportunity!

Thank you once again for believing in this cause.

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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