Girl Students as Nature Conservation Leaders Phase 3

The project Girl Students as Nature Conservation Leaders Phase II was conducted in Kultali C.D. Block and PatharPratimaC.D.Block, South 24 Parganas in partnership with a local NGO, BaikunthapurTarunSangha (BTS) and in Maheshtala. It was conducted from April 2016 to March 2017.

The Phase 3 of Green Rhinos Programme assisted by TSPDL were conducted in the following Schools-

Project 1: Shridharnagar Sailendra Vidyapith

The team has been successful in planting nearly 2300 trees in their village by the help of panchayat and school authority. They also held a meeting with the gram panchayat about preventing tree cutting. The other team has installed dustbins in their school campus; they also performed plays and displayed posters for awareness at schools and their village.


Project 2: Upendranagar High School

The Green Rhino team in this school has taken the initiative to set up a check list of vulnerable species of Rakhalpur and Upendranagar village and have successfully created a rough sketch of the biodiversity of the island. They made posters for awareness campaign, also arranged a meeting with panchayats and 50 villagers. The team has also planted nearly 200 Trees and displayed posters to protect tree felling.


Project 3: Debipur Karunamoyee Balika Vidhyalaya

The green Rhino team of this school has also setup checklist of wild animals present and spread awareness among villagers to stop harming wild animals. They also sensitized the villagers about aquatic life conservation, tree conservation and waste disposal through wall painting, poster display, slogans etc. Along with the mass awareness campaign they also planted nearly 100 trees in their neighborhood.


Project 4: KishoriMohanpur junior high school

The green rhino team members took the initiative make checklist of bee populations, snake variety and vulnerable bird species of their villages. During their survey they also made aware people about their reducing number and asked people to conserve them.


Project 5: Mahestala Girls High School

This school has the highest number of green rhino members which is 100 in number. The projects are in progress. Projects they took were like planting trees in and around school campus and their neighborhood, to aware people about bad effects of plastics and to make our environment plastic free and clean by installing handmade dustbins in their classrooms. They will also aware people by poster display about water conservation and will make plants checklist of their school campus.


Girl Students as Nature Conservation Leaders Phase 2

The project was conducted in Kultali C.D. Block and PatharPratimaC.D.Block, South 24 Parganas in partnership with a local NGO, BaikunthapurTarunSangha (BTS). 200 girl students had been chosen for the project. The school authorities and participants were ,otivated to involve more students in activities engaging the community we modified our programme to include a rally centered around "SundarbanDibash" on August 21st. We opened this to all interested girls to allow a provided a space for the students to express their vision for the Sundarbans and try their hand at organizing an outreach event. This was very successful and followed up by presentations at the schools.


Serial No. School Name Total
1 Sridharnangar Sailendra Bidyapith, PatharPratima 51
2 Upendranagar High School, PatharPratima 51
3 Debipur H.M Bidyapith, Kultali 44
4 Bhubaneshwari Joykrishna High School, Kultali 54
  Total 200

The project received press coverage in The Statesman. Please visit: Click here   (just the first two pages)
OR http://www.thestatesman.com/news/features/a-crusade-to-be-proud-of/97665.html


Making Young Women Environmental Leaders(phase I)

ASED has worked in its first phase with 200 girls from five schools in the Sunderbans. Starting from December 1st, 2014, ASED has conducted workshops on biodiversity and leadership in these schools, and is currently actively working with the students and a local Sunderbans NGO, Baikanthapur Tarun Sangha to plan and execute projects that the students have devised and developed independently. Green Rhinos planted over 8000 trees, of economic, natural and medicinal value in the Sunderbans.