A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal

by Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness
Feb 19, 2013

Project Update-Solar Tuki Feb 13

Students in Orphanage
Students in Orphanage

Remember your childhood days for a moment when you were studying in school. Your daily life would be waking up early in the morning, getting ready for school, spending whole day in school with friends and teachers, learning new things, returning home, playing for some time with friends, completing home-works from school for next day and going to bed. And when you have exams your parent guides you to spend less time in playing and focuses to spend more of your times in studying so that you could get good scores and grades. Now imagine, its an evening time. You are studying very hard sitting in your study table, preparing for attending final exams of your grade. You have all the supports that you need from your parents. Your table lamp is ON and you are in deep concentration in your study. Suddenly, your table lamp goes OFF . . . . . . . . . . and you are in the lap of complete darkness. You can’t see your notebooks and books placed in your table. You can’t even see anything around you due to the darkness. You don’t have any control over the situation where you are. How would you FEEL and react at that moment? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

It’s an exact situation for 52 orphans staying in Rejoice Trinity and Salvation, an orphanage home located in sub urban area of Lalitpur District. Every day during evening hours, when they are studying and doing their home works, power goes out due to load-shedding and these students are forced to use candles. Candles are the only source of light during that time otherwise, they are in the lap of complete darkness at the middle of their study. As there are small children in the orphanage home, using candles are very risky for them as fire could easily spread in the whole building if mishandled. Small children could easily burn their note books and books while studying in the candle light. Incident of burning eyelashes and hands by the small children had already been observed. Hence, the only option to save from these type of accidental incident to occur in future is to install a proper and safe light so that the students don’t need to depend on the electricity and candles for lighting option.

Hence, to support the education of the students of orphanage, a solar lighting system enough to provide power backup during the power cuts so as to light the rooms are supported. The installation of the system is in progress. This will ease the study of the students and help them to shape up their future towards the vision they had made.

ECCA on behalf of the students from orphanage would like to thank you all for your invaluable support which is definitely going to make an impact towards brighter and better future of the students.

Thank you very much and we anticipate the same in coming days ahead. Please feel free to send us your suggestions and feedback regarding our works in ecca@mos.com.np or angel@ecca.org.np.

Students studying under candle light
Students studying under candle light
Students studying under candle light
Students studying under candle light

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Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness

Location: Lalitpur, Bagmati - Nepal
Website: http:/​/​www.ecca.org.np
Project Leader:
Prachet Kumar Shrestha
Team Leader
Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal
$19,985 raised of $50,000 goal
473 donations
$30,015 to go
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