Energy for Education
In the remote IP communities, not having light is not about a matter of inconvenience, but rather, a lack of opportunity: an opportunity to learn and to dream for a better life.
During the children’s early formative years, their fundamental abilities to learn new things are honed and should be well reinforced. However, children living in these underprivileged communities need to do house chores before going to and even after coming from school. The night becomes the only time homework can be done. Moreover, using candles or kerosene lamps, that runs for a short time and weak light, is the only choice left for them to get through.
LITD’s Solar Home Lighting Systems (SHLS) could provide a reliable, permanent and toxic-free means for light. The lighting system we use is 50 times brighter than a typical candle or kerosene lamp and consumes less than 7 Watts of electricity. Installing these SHLS systems in households bring forth students to study their lessons without the accompanying health-risk of inhaling burned fumes from the kerosene lamps.
Access to electric light dramatically improves the student’s learning abilities resulting in increased literacy rates. Education is key for it could pave the way towards the end of poverty.