Enabling student education
Being a student in a developing country
If your neighbourhood goes pitch dark at 6 in the afternoon, and your house has no electricity, how are you going to do your homework? You huddle around a kerosene lamp with your brother and friend.
You can feel the heat and know that accidentally touching it could burn your skin or even your house. Your eyes get teary and the headaches start again, your breathing becomes difficult.
All of this makes it very hard to concentrate, especially as you know that there is only enough kerosene for one hour of studying.
You need to share your book with your friends as your parents could not afford a copy for you…
A simple solution brings direct benefits
The picture that is painted above is a normal evening for many students in developing countries.
Just by replacing their kerosene lamps by our solar-powered LED lights all of these problems. dangers and restrictions will go away.
From the families that participated in our trials in Tanzania, we received great news:
not only did the families have much more money to spend on school supplies, but also that the children’s test scores had improved considerably.
Furthermore, they had more energy in general and spent less time sick in bed, away from school. They concentrated better, could buy their own materials and can do more homework in less time, leaving more time to play!
Click the images below for other direct benefits of replacing kerosene lamps by our Solar-powered LED lights!
- 1 Alleviate poverty Reduce poverty by saving 25% of household costs!
- 2 Health benefits removing toxic and dangerous kerosene from households
- 3 Prevent fire hazards Kerosene lamps are leading cause of house fires
- 4 Enabling education Students can study better & longer, more money for books
- 5 Save our planet Stop global warming, deforestation and pollution
- 6 Increase income Light at night can create additional income streams
- 7 Empowering women LED lights create a brighter future for women and girls
- 8 Empower communities Light generates joint income, offers new possibilities
- 9 Increase safety bringing light in houses and community
- 10 Solar education Teach students and entrepreneurs about solar