The Solar Lantern Project began in 2017 and currently benefits children and students from the most remote interior villages in Tana Delta of Kenya.
It is an effective and economically sustainable method of improving the learning environment for many students from rural villages by enabling students to do their homework at night. Additionally, it also provides lighting for rural homes in place of the kerosene lamp, which is not very affordable for many, and poses health and safety risks.
These solar lanterns are also used to light up the common area in homesteads, benefitting all children who are in school as well as the adults, who can do meaningful work even as dusk falls. These include mending fishing nets, tailoring and weaving mats.
The latest activity in November 2021 saw the Tana Rive Life Foundation team distribute solar lanterns to two schools in Ndera Location in the north of the Tana Delta. A total of 185 students, 26 teachers, 4 school cooks and 4 watchmen received a lantern each.
Apart from students, we decided to provide lanterns also to the different people who contribute to improving the teaching and learning environment for the child in a rural school. This initiative was very well received and appreciated and is certain to make a more significant positive impact on the education of the students.
On behalf of all the beneficiaries, we at Tana River Life Foundation thank all our benefactors who through the GlobalGiving platform, have enabled us to make such an impact in lighting up lives and futures of many students from Tana Delta.Attachments: