In Liberia, thousands of students have no choice at night but to use kerosene lanterns and open-flame candles in order to be able to study or read. The smoke from these light sources is hazardous to their health. The flames are also a fire hazard. This project is providing safe, renewable, solar-powered lights to kids and youths in Liberia.
Kerosene lanterns used by kids and youths are a health hazard and cause tragic fires. The weak and flickering light damages the kids' eyesight when they are studying at night. This also causes headaches. Additionally, the smoke and soot from the open flame adversely affects their lung health. The on-going fuel costs for these lanterns deplete scarce family resources. These hazardous lanterns have caused fires that have consumed homes and resulted in many deaths.
This project will provide safe, renewable lighting through solar-rechargeable lights. The kids and youths in Liberia will now be able to read and study safely at night - with no risk to their health and lives. No kids should have to risk their health or lives because of having to study with dangerous lighting. Solar lights will make safe studying a reality.
Solar lights will help underprivileged children study safe at night, with no risk to their health. Investing in child education and development is critical for human development. We cannot talk about economic growth without talking about building healthy and literate communities.