Support 150 girls improve school performance

A microproject by Mountains of hope childrens ministries Vetted since 2011 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

This project will introduce creative program to make solar lights available to the poorest in selected families targeting girls. They will benefit from the availability of lighting derived from clean solar energy for the provision of more reading hours for their school age children, and creating more opportunity for improved health and savings from frequent purchase of kerosene.

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Challenge

Performance of girls 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

Solution

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

Cost sharing will be introduced where households will contribute amount that is less than what they currently pay for kerosene as a means to show their involvement and ownership in the project .We will ensure that 150 children receive a well-rounded and strong education so they can grow up to be knowledgeable and prepared contributors to their communities and our world.

Resources

http:/​/​www.mountains-ofhope.com
Mountains of Hope Facebook Page
Child Sponsorship Form
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Organization Information

Mountains of hope childrens ministries

Location: Mpigi, Uganda - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.mountains-ofhope.com
Project Leader:
James Malinga
Project Director
Mpigi, Uganda
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