Solar Lamps for 900 Indigenous Filipino Children

by Global Peace Festival Foundation Philippines, Inc. Vetted since 2018

Summary

This project provides solar lamps to 900 indigenous children and youth in the Philippines, so they can gain access to safer, less expensive, healthier and more environmental friendly light source to help them study after dark.

$90,000
total goal
$88,750
remaining
15
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Children from indigenous communities perform poorly in school due to limited studying time. Most indigenous children rely on kerosene lanterns so they can study at night. Yet, the problems in using kerosene lanterns for lighting needs are well-documented: fire hazard, insufficient quality of light, prohibitive cost for poor families, and respiratory illness due to indoor air pollution. By replacing dangerous kerosene lanterns, this project will benefit 900 children in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro.

Solution

The introduction of solar energy has a significant impact on the quality of life in off-grid and impoverished communities in the Philippines. By harnessing solar energy, solar lamps provide clean, safe, and dependable light source. Using solar lamp at night helps children study better without endangering their lives.

Long-Term Impact

Access to a clean, dependable light source in the hours of darkness results in long-term improvements in security, education, livelihood, and health for the children, the families, and the community.

Resources

http:/​/​globalpeacephilippines.org/​
Global Peace Foundation Philippines Website
Global Peace Foundation Philippines Facebook

Organization Information

Global Peace Festival Foundation Philippines, Inc.

Location: Quezon City - Philippines
Website: http:/​/​globalpeacephilippines.org/​
Project Leader:
Fahly Poblete
Quezon City, Philippines

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