When asked what things could help them to learn more in school…
…a solar lamp so they could do their homework was one of the top responses, second only to food.
Solar lamps are a very inexpensive gift you can give to a vulnerable child that will enable them to complete their homework at night. Most of the rural children in the Kaaga region have no access to electricity. The sun sets in their equator villages at about 7:00 pm each night. Most of the children arrive home from school around 5:00 pm, oftentimes walking up to four kilometers. By the time they have made several lengthy trips to gather water and firewood, and eaten their meager meals, it is dark. Some of them light their homes with kerosene lamps, but this is an unsafe, inefficient, and smoky alternative.
Solar lamps are the perfect choice. Sunlight abounds in Kenya. Even during the rainy season, there is enough sun to power the inexpensive solar lamps. The solar lamps need no batteries, are long lasting, and are very safe. For a mere $20, you can give a child a solar lamp, so they can complete their homework and have a chance to better themselves. When asked what things could help them to learn more in school, a solar lamp so they could do their homework was one of the top responses, second only to food.
Changing Lenses, Changing Lives has partnered with a new solar light company, called Luminaid.
When we return to Kenya in September we will be bringing these lighter, less expensive lamps with us to distribute to children without electricity. Please visit Luminaid’s website and checkout their “Give Light, Get Light” program. Your donation to Changing Lenses, Changing Lives will help light up children’s lives!