Dear Kind Supporter,
We are pleased to let you know that 200 girl students received solar lamps in December 2014 and January 2015 bringing the total number of individual students who have received solar lamps to 1600.
This year 800 more students in the Sundarbans will receive solar lamps. It is quite amazing how a gift of one lamp can bring so many benefits. It helps to advance a student's studies while saving his/her family the money they would otherwise require to purchase kerosene for lighting. The other siblings of the student benefit when they share the light for their studies. The mother can use the lamp for cooking after the student is done with studies. These are all students from poor and ultra poor families who otherwise would not be able to afford to purchase a solar lamp.
The need in the area is still enormous with over 3000 students requiring solar lamps. Microsoft Youthsparks Bonus Day starts tomorrow at 9 am EDT. Do take this opportunity to continue your support for the needy students of the Sundarbans!
Dear Green Rhinos Supporter,
The Green Rhinos wish you a happy and peaceful New Year!
We are thrilled to let you know that there are more than 1300 Green Rhinos in the Sundarbans and Kolkata.
In addition to your support we have received a grant from Rufford Small Grants to create 800 more Green Rhinos in Delhi, Kolkata and Siliguri. A Tata Group company has also given us a grant to create 200 Green Rhinos among poor and ultra-poor girl students in the Sundarbans.
We would like to share with you a video made by a student of Santa Clara University, Genna Magnan, who interned with us last summer. View at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkL94Zy_uUs&list=UU_M6R-CMS-KTAzI0KSPzhlA to know about how the Green Rhinos have been impacted by the Program.
We still have a long way to go to reach our target of creating 5,000 Green Rhinos by 31 December 2016. We look forward to your continued support.
We are overjoyed to let you know that in the eve of the New Year 100 girl students will receive solar lamps. A few days into the New Year, 100 more girl students will receive solar lamps.
The students will be from local schools in the Kultali community development block, one of the six most backward blocks in the Sundarbans.
Till now 1400 individual students in the Sundarbans have received solar lamps. This gift of light has changed their lives forever!
In this festive season we look forward to your continued support in changing the lives of many more young people.
With the warmest wishes for a peaceful and happy New Year!