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Empowering African Lives Through Solar Power

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Empowering African Lives Through Solar Power
Empowering African Lives Through Solar Power
Empowering African Lives Through Solar Power
Empowering African Lives Through Solar Power
Empowering African Lives Through Solar Power
Empowering African Lives Through Solar Power
Empowering African Lives Through Solar Power
Empowering African Lives Through Solar Power
Empowering African Lives Through Solar Power
Empowering African Lives Through Solar Power
Empowering African Lives Through Solar Power
Empowering African Lives Through Solar Power
Empowering African Lives Through Solar Power
Empowering African Lives Through Solar Power

Summary

Despite good efforts, Sierra Leone finds itself in the unenviable position of being energy deficient. Tens of thousands of kids and youths in Sierra Leone study at night using kerosene lanterns and open-flame candles. This project addresses this need by providing renewable technology - solar lamps and solar radios, solar-powered eReaders / laptops. With proper lighting, students will be able to study harder and longer, improving their educational outcomes.

$3,800
total goal
$579
remaining
25
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Thousands of youths and kids rely on inefficient and polluting traditional fuels to meet their education lighting and study needs. The smoke and flames from kerosene lanterns and open-flame candles are a health risk. These lights are hazardous resulting in adverse impacts on personal health, safety, and the environment.

Solution

We are addressing this need by providing safe, renewable and environmentally-friendly devices. These devices include solar lights, solar radios, solar-powered radios etc. The kids and youths are able to read safely at night - with no risk to their health or lives. Solar-powered technology is a reliable and less expensive solution to the lack of electricity. This use of renewable energy additionally has a positive impact on global warming and climate change.

Long-Term Impact

The project is an effective intervention that provides renewable energy and technology to kids and youths as they study. It saves the families hundreds of dollars in recurring expenses over 2-3 years. Also, we are eliminating the potential for house fires. By providing on-going and consistent power to tools/devices, the educational efforts of the kids and youths are enhanced and multiplied.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
2015 Africa Progress Report
Replacing Kerosene Lamps with Solar Lighting
Sustainable Africa
Energy sector is key to powering prosperity in sub

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
$3,221 raised of $3,800 goal
 
26 donations
$579 to go
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