Electricity is an essential need for everybody. Imagine living in a tent in a refugee camp where you don't have it. Kids are not able to read and learn at night, women do not feel safe to go to the bathroom in the dark, and people are unable to contact their families using charged mobile devices. We are changing this on Kara Tepe camp in Lesvos, Greece! We are installing solar panels and contributing to the environment by using renewable energy. Fitting our innovative Camp to Campus philosophy.
Refugees are now living in refugee camps for a long period of time. If they do not have electricity, children cannot learn and read at night, women do not feel safe to go to the bathroom in the dark, and families cannot stay in touch with their loved ones through their electronic devices. Electricity is a basic need for families living in refugees for their wellbeing and their safety. Camp managers cannot afford high electricity costs and we are providing an innovative, sustainable, solution.
The project will simply fill in a necessary gap in an ethical, innovative and sustainable way by installing solar-powered panels in the camp. This will also reduce the overall costs of the camp, which can allow budget to be spent on other needs. With electricity generated from the sun, refugees will be able to live with dignity and safety. They will be empowered by being able to do activities in the night, by being able to use their electrical devices, and by feeling safe during the night.
By installing solar-powered panels to provide energy, we are meeting a long-term necessity in the camp for the countless families that stay, come and go. These solar panels are essentially mobile, so in the long-term they can be removed and reinstalled into other camps where necessary, making their impact limitless in the long-term. Their impact is also sustainable for the environment providing healthy, green energy for electricity.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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