In our last communication we shared with you that our beloved project Lights On! was selected as one of the finalists in the most relevant sustainability festival in the region, Premios Verdes. This award gives visibility and creates great opportunities for over 500 social and environmental projects in Latin America.
Well guess what?... WE WON!! Lights On! was selected as the best project in the energy accessibility category.
The ceremony was held at the Knight Concert Hall Arsh Center in Miami, in which important personalities and industry leaders were present.
In addition to this great news, Lights On! keeps on working in the Kamarata Valley and its community continues to benefit by having clean and renewable energy 24 hours a day, saving +$15,000 in fossil fuels used to produce energy, benefiting from cleaner air and a brighter future with the Lights On!
Once again we would like to thank you, this would not have been possible without your support.
Today is a day to celebrate! We want to tell you that the LIGHTS ON! project is a finalist in the Energy Accessibility category of Premios Verdes.
These awards are the most relevant sustainability festival in the region that every year awards, gives visibility and creates networks for the best 500 social and environmental projects in Latin America.
Being finalists will allow the project to be known by more people and create new strategic alliances so that LIGHTS ON! can reach more Venezuelan communities.
We will know the final results of this award in April, so stay tuned so you can learn more about the future steps of this project.
You are part of each of our achievements, thank you for having accompanied us all this way!
In a country such as Venezuela, a viable solution such as Lights On! is increasingly necessary. Recent studies affirm that 47% of the Venezuelan population has no access to electricity and 77% has a very precarious electric service. We continue working and looking for new alliances that will help us expand our boundaries so that the impact of Lights On! can reach more people, more places, transform more lives. We know that this project is a great challenge, but we also know that with your support we can achieve it.
We have almost reached the first half of the year and we are happy to report that the solar panels continue to work perfectly in Kamarata Valley and that thanks to Lights On! project, lights are shining bright both in the rural hospital and local school.
Also, we are increasingly convinced that energy is a determining factor in the quality of life of a community and that it is essential for its progress. For this reason, we continue working in alliances and looking for new ones that allow us to take the impact of Lights On! to more unique Venezuelan communities.
One of them is Birongo, where locals spend most of the day without electricity, one of the reasons why we want to develop Lights On! in Birongo is to provide clean and renewable energy to its Cultural Center. This Cultural Center is currently under cunstruction and it will be the the heart and soul of the Birongo's proud cultural heritage.
Providing energy to this Cultural Cneter will give them the opportunity to promote their local identity through their music, dance, theater and make their culture known through online experiences with travelers from anywhere in the world and thus boost their tourism development.
If a ray of light was the driving force behind important changes in the Kamarata community, imagine what we can accomplish if Lights On! reaches Birongo and more communities in Venezuela.
2020 was a year filled with challenges, it tested our abilities to adapt, it pushed the boundaries of our imagination to find viable solutions but most importantly it brought opportunities to regroup and generate new and exciting ideas to take Lights On! to new horizons and a brighter future.
In order to create a greater social and economic impact we are working towards linking and mesh together projects that we are developing in various communities of Venezuela.
For example, we are in the process of building a cultural center in the community of Birongo, this cultural center will be a space for exhibitions, performances, education and knowledge transmission, it will be the heart and soul of the local culture. We have teamed up with new project champions and created new alliances that will help us provide this Cultural Center with clean and renewable energy through the Lights On! project.
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