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EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar

by the4Cs - Climate Change Community Champions
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EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar
EMPOWER: 500 Masaiti District orphans with solar

Summary

We aim to provide 500 solar lamps to orphans in Zambia who do not have electricity at home, because without these solar lamps, children will not be able to complete their school homework during the evenings. This is a follow-up to the donation of solar lamps we gave out in Zimbabwe last year. Fortunately, this year, we have been working with a Design Student of Northumbria University (UK) and we have designed a cheaper and effective solar lamp which will be affordable to most families in Zambia.

$4,900
total raised
56
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years

Challenge

Zambia has more than one million orphans - giving it the highest per capita orphan rate in the world. Orphans in a rural area in Zambia called Masiti District at Lwansobe Boarding School are worse off and need urgent support. These children do not have electricity at their school, a necessity to complete school homework during the evening. Intervention measures are required - you & me can make a difference. Please donate and help us spread the campaign. God bless.

Solution

This is a green project will end the poverty cycle of affected families by: i) Improve literacy rate - children will read after dark more easily and school work will improve. ii) Improve health issues - kerosene lamps in poorly ventilated houses are a serious health problem. World Bank estimates that the 780 million women and children breathing kerosene fumes inhale the equivalent of smoke from 2 packs of cigarettes a day. Solar lamps resolve the above and many more environmental issues

Long-Term Impact

The solar lamps will contribute to poverty alleviation to 500+ families and end the poverty cycle within these affected families, through improved education and health. The project will allow us to conduct workshops to the beneficiaries, including parents, to disseminate the benefits of the solar lights and we show them how to maintain them. This is also an environmental project which reduces Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to the environment, hence positively fighting Climate Change challenges.

Resources

http:/​/​www.the4csne.com
Donation coverage in Zimbabwe
Newspaper coverage in Zimbabwe
The 4Cs website

Organization Information

the4Cs - Climate Change Community Champions

Location: Gateshead, Tyne & Wear - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Panganai Svotwa
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear United Kingdom

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