Solar MP3 players to educate Zambian children

Jul 2, 2012

A #ToangaMarket child's view on solar v batteries

Moon City Community School, Lusaka
Moon City Community School, Lusaka

When Lifeline Energy recently went to the Moon City community school in Lusaka we had the pleasure of meeting Sharon Banda, a remarkable 14-year old who told us how much she adored the Toanga Market programme. She explained how the radio distance initiative had given her an education and future. What struck us most of all was not only her love for education but also her admiration for solar-energy. 

When asked why solar and wind-up radios are important, she immediately responded: 

"We had a radio that needed batteries but when the battery went flat we didn’t have money to buy new ones. Now we have a new radio that doesn’t need batteries, so we won’t suffer and we can use it all the time."

Sharon is just one of close to 900,000 #ToangaMarket children. Tweet #ToangaMarket to show your support for this truly unique educational programme.  


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