Provides access to solar lights to school children in some of the deprived communities in Ghana that is not connected to the national grid.The project also brings solar technology to these deprived communities.The project works with engineering students from the Santa Clara University in the United States to install solar power in these deprived communities and educate them on the dangers of using polluting kerosene lanterns which traps harmful fumes and poses serious fire and health risk.
Over 27,000 school children reached with solar lights.Improved school performance due to ability to study longer hours (or do homework) by using a solar lamp. Children experience increased feelings of security and control over their environment after sunset as a result of the solar lamp. $378,000 saved by families from reduced kerosene expenditures and kerosene-related medical expenses.
Reduced risk of respiratory illness and burns and less strain on eyes due to reduced exposure to kerosene-based lighting. Improved ambient air quality through reduced kerosene fumes and carbon dioxide emissions from reduced kerosene use in the communities of operations