Ambassador Stories from the Field

Howard Memorial School- Sierra Leone

Howard Memorial School- Sierra Leone

February 2, 2016 Tucker Childs, Professor of Linguistics from Portland State University, travelled to Sierra Leone this past winter break to study several languages.  Due to generous help from donors, he was able to fund, 180 Nokero N183 lights to distribute to school children during his trip.  Here is heart-warming story. By: Tucker Childs Well, the Nokero lights [Read more…]


Guacamaya’s School Rebuild

Guacamaya's School Rebuild

February 2016 Last year Markie Cleaveland-Yeakel and her organization, La Mancha, Inc. traveled to Guatemala to repair a school and distribute 18 solar lights to students who needed them. By: Markie Cleaveland-Yeakel We went to the town of Guacamayas in the state of Santa Rosa, the Municipality of Cuilapa.  Guacamayas is located off the paved road, [Read more…]


Illuminating the Displaced

Illuminating the Displaced

November, 2015    By: Fadwa Bouhedda     Fadwa Bouhedda, a senior at Mills College who studies Environmental Science has long been passionate about serving the unprivileged. For many years she was inspired by the work of nonprofit organizations broadening prospects and cultivating a sustainable environment for humanity around the globe, which consequently led her to become [Read more…]


Lighting Up Kunnur

Lighting Up Kunnur

By: Priyanka Balakumar                                                                                                         [Read more…]


Light the Way- Costa Rica

Light the Way- Costa Rica

By: Emily Oliver and Ainsley Gialamas’                                                                                    August 2015 Our journey began in August of 2014 [Read more…]


OML Terrier Rouge, Haiti – Round 2

OML Terrier Rouge, Haiti - Round 2

By: Jacob Seyle and William Lee, January 2015 This trip was a follow-up trip to William Lee’s One Million Lights project in Terrier Rouge, Haiti in 2013. Will previously distributed 50 d.light S2 solar lanterns to 4 schools in Terrier Rouge and neighboring villages. Will not only successfully delivered the lanterns, but brought back knowledge of [Read more…]


Project Light Up One’s Life- Part 2

Project Light Up One's Life- Part 2

January 2015- Tanzania Project Light Up One’s Life – Part 2. With the generous donations from friends and family in November 2013 and the matching of funds by One Million Lights, Jane Oyugi and Mark Collins were able to have a second solar light distribution to schools in Bugandika, Tanzania. On November 25, 2014, Jane [Read more…]


Reflections on Indonesia 2015

Reflections on Indonesia 2015

By: Sierra Fan, February 2015 This January, I took on the ambitious project of distributing 7000 solar lights in West Java, Indonesia with a team from OML and Energizer Indonesia. After 5 years with OML, and 2 years in Indonesia, I was familiar with the type of communities and distributions. However, this project gave me [Read more…]


Lights For Learning- Selva Negra Story

Lights For Learning- Selva Negra Story

By: Josh Krasignor, NC State Student                                                                                       February 2015 Over Winter break several [Read more…]


Illuminating India

Illuminating India

By: Kirpa Wirk, February 2015 Kirpa Wirk of Santa Cruz, a senior at University of California Santa Cruz, has long been passionate about passing on knowledge. She was inspired by the work of non-profit organizations broadening educational horizons of students around the world, and pursued to become a Global Ambassador for One Million Lights. In [Read more…]