Project #25267

Solar lights to enable 50 children read books

A microproject by Mountains of hope childrens ministries


This project provides Solar lamps as a simple solution to having light at night among children living in rural areas of Uganda with no electricity, when the sun goes down, education comes to a halt. With solar lamps, lighting is provided at homes,Children can then continue to study.Last year,Globalgiving donors supported 40 girls with solar lights in Uganda. Our aim is to provide electric light, especially at night, supporting the children's' continued education studies.
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Performance of children in rural communities has remained poor due to a number of reasons. One such factor is the lack of facilities to facilitate reading at household level. Over 70% of electricity distribution in Uganda is in urban areas. The main source of rural lighting in Uganda is kerosene, which is very polluting, causes indoor air pollution enough to cause severe eye and respiratory problems for children.Kerosene lanterns emit 1/3rd of a ton of carbon dioxide every year


Households will be provided solar lamps to be used for indoor lighting at night, and for helping parents support urgent children's tasks outside school. School children can study & function for more number of hours at night. The aim is to replace kerosene lamps with solar energy charged lamps with small batteries that use very little power. At initial stage households will be provided the solar utility light LED bulbs which is portable and can be used anywhere traditional power is not accessible

Long-Term Impact

A simple but effective solar kit will help bring light to homes in the less- developed rural areas without the choking side-effects of kerosene lamps; in addition. Reducing kerosene use will impact health and the environment, affecting climate change locally, nationally and globally.


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Mountains of hope childrens ministries

Location: Mpigi, Uganda - Uganda
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Project Leader:
James Malinga
Project Director
Mpigi, Uganda

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