Solar Lamps for 2600 Students in Sundarbans, India

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

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.

Aug 26, 2011

The Handing Over Ceremony

A student receiving a lamp from Ekta of ONergy
A student receiving a lamp from Ekta of ONergy

On 15 July 2011, 150 solar lamps were handed over to poor meritorious students of seven Government schools and one school run by Baikunthapur Tarun Sanga (BTS) at a ceremony on Maipith Island in Sundarbans. Present were students and teachers of the schools, representatives of ASED, ONergy, BTS and the local government. Parents of some of the students also attended the ceremony. The students, who were given the solar lamps, were chosen by the school authorities on the basis of academic merit and economic need. The staff of BTS visited the homes of these students for verification. Seven sets of twin LED solar tube lights were donated to seven schools where there are residential students or special coaching so that students can study properly after dark.

 Name of the School                             Number of students who received solar lamps

 Baikunthapur High School                                                          15

Bhubaneswari Jaikrishna High School                                         19

Debipur H.M Vidyapith                                                               13

Ambikanagar Haripriya High School                                            22

BTS Pathbhawan                                                                      30

Debipur Karunamoye Balika Vidyapith                                        18

Madhya-Purba Gurguria Adarsha Vidyapith                                 14

Kantamari Churamani High school                                             19


              Total                                                                       150

 The joy on the students and teachers faces was so wonderful to see! The boys and girls receiving the solar lamps said they would be able to study better with the lamps and hoped that in future other fellow students could also receive these lamps.

 We thank you, our donors, for your generous support and look forward to a continued relationship.

Student receiving a lamp from Sushanta of BTS
Student receiving a lamp from Sushanta of BTS
Thank you kind donors
Thank you kind donors
A better life for the girls of Sundarbans
A better life for the girls of Sundarbans


Jul 8, 2011

Handing over Solar Lamps

We are very pleased to let you know that we will be handing over solar lamps to 150 poor meritorious students on 15 July 2011. We will also be installing solar LED twin light systems in seven Government High Schools  where over 400  students will benefit by getting the opportunity to study by good quality lighting after dark.

For the handing over ceremony we will be leaving Kolkata for Baikunthapur Tarun Sangha on Maipith Island on the afternoon of 14 July and return to Kolkata by the evening of 15 July 2011.

If you wish to come along and personally hand over the lamps please contact Diti Mookherjee at +919831153372 or email at

We will share a project report with photos  with you after we return.

With warm regards

Diti and the ASED team

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Diti Mookherjee

Kolkata, West Bengal India

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