Current Information

Newsletter 01/2018 - 10/05/2018

Our very first newsletter is online!


Starting today you can find our newsletter in our download section and get an idea of what is going on with ASCEND e.V. - what is the current status of our projects? How are we financing everything? What is happening behind the scene? Download the newsletter now and find out. 


Of course there is also a german version, no worries!

News Release - 25/04/2018

"Ehemalige stellen Ihre NGO vor" - Alumni present their NGO


"At the Umweltmesse of the TH Bingen on wednesday, 25th april 2018, two alumni presented their self-founded aid organisation ASCEND (Association for Sustainable Community Enacted Development)." You could meet up with us there, hear more about us and learn more about how to be part of it. 


The TH Bingen liked us - just as we did!


You can find the full article here:

News Release - 17/04/2018

"ALTERNAID sponsors water conditioning in Bangladesh"


The ALTERNAID Foundation for People in Need now supports the second round of the project "Water4Dacope". This will allow us to realise the repair of two sand filters in the estates Saheberabad Ward 1 and Saheberabad Ward 2 just as the construction of a new one in the village West Bajua, so much that 1,100 people on site will benefit immediately. The project duration is set from 1st may until 31st of july 2018, thus for three months. The full budget accounts for 6,084€, whereas the subsidy of 5,100€ from the ALTERNAID foundation covers a great part of it.


The ALTERNAID foundation realises its visions by supporting projects nationally as well as internationally by providing financial and tangible aid. The greater good of those projects: to enable impoverished people to live their life in dignity and with a future perspective. Find more information on

Update Water4Dacope - 11/03/2018

The project started with its first phase


At the beginning of february, our very first project Water4Dacope has finally started. Therefore, we can proudly present the initiation of the all together four phases of the project in Dacope, Bangladesh. In cooporation with our partner organisation Rupantar, we could already achieve huge progresses: 

Founding of a Water Management Committee 

  • Capacity Building: A community-chosen team was trained to maintain the sand filter and keep it running, also in the long run. 
  • The first trainee-programme began february 24th. 

Further usage and protection of the pond

  • An additional manually operated pump with an independent water basin has been installed - for example to water vegetables.
  • In order to protect the water quality and prevent unauthorized water usage, the pond was fenced.

Restauration of the filter (already completed to 85%)

  • The connection between filter and pond has been renewed and reconstructed. 
  • The outer walls of the pond sand filter have been redesigend and tiled. 
  • New filter material has been embedded in the sand filter.
  • A new manually operated pump in order to enable water usage has been installed. 
  • In order to actually facilitate the sand filter usage for everyone, a ramp to the filter platform has been built and furnished with a hand rail. 

What's up next?

Phase two of the project: We stay tuned, we carry on, we keep you posted.

News Release - 31/12/2017

"Bingo-Umweltstiftung sponsors water conditioning in Bangladesh"


The Niedersächsische Bingo-Umweltstiftung (NBU) sponsors the stable drinking water supply in Dacope (Bangladesh) with 5,280€. The society "Assocation for Sustainable Community Enacted Development", located in Hannover, wants to repair two already existant simple water treatment plants and to additionally establish a water reservoir of a local elementary school.

For water treamtent, simple manual methods are applied: the pond water is pumped through a filter consiting of several different sand layers in order to be then extracted via an external tap. With a water consumption of up to ten liter per person a day, one pond sand filter can provide clean drinking water for about 250 to 300 people. A well maintained filter can be used for 12 to 15 years. 

The local elementary school with 350 pupils collects rain water of the roof tops during the rains. Once collected, the rain water flows through a sand filter into two huge plastic tanks where it can again be extracted via a tap. 


The Niedersächsische Bingo-Umweltstiftung supports environmental and nature protecting projects just as those working for development assistance and historic preservation. The foundation finances itself through incomes of the Bingo environmental lottary. Find more information on