Families in Gaza receive just 1.5 to 3 hours of electricity each day. It's a disaster. Cooking, eating, caring for babies all has to be done in the dark. No fans to cool the hot Gaza summer. Children can't read, students can't study. There have been many tragic house fires when using candles. MECA is working with a group of young engineers in Gaza to purchase materials and install rechargeable battery-operated systems in homes in Gaza with lights, a fan, and a cell phone charging station.
Families in Gaza are getting just 1.5-3 hours of electricity each day. It's a disaster. Everything has to be done in the dark and there are no fans to cool the hot summer heat. There have been many tragic house fires because the only solution people have is to use candles.
MECA staff member Amal Abu Moailqe is an engineer herself and she and a team of volunteer engineers took the initiative to design a rechargeable battery-operated system to power lights, fans, and phones for twelve hours. We will purchase the materials to build and install these Gaza Lights systems in homes in Gaza to provide lights for a bedroom, living room, and bathroom as well as a fan and a cell phone charging station.
This project will reduce the risk of house fires, improve the health of children with the installation of bathroom lights and fans, and provide light for children and students to read and study.