Ambassador Stories from the Field

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…]


South Africa Reflection

South Africa Reflection

A reflection on South Africa,  by: Megan Aubrey-Hughes                                                                                               [Read more…]


Alternative Spring Break- Lives, Perspectives and Reflections

Alternative Spring Break- Lives, Perspectives and Reflections

March 2014 In March, One Million Lights partnered with NGO Long Way Home, Santa Cruz Hillel and Oregon Hillel for an Alternative Spring Break Program to distribute 150 solar lights to school children, teachers, and construction workers for a sustainable school that is being built  in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala.   Here are some blog [Read more…]


Ambassadors


Sierra‘s Reflections - Philippines
After a week-long distribution of 180 solar lights, Light Ambassador Sierra Fan reflects on her experience in the Philippines.

Distributing solar lights in rural India
The absolute joy in the face of a child who has just received his very own solar light… so that he can read at night… is 100% worth every penny.

Jessica‘s story - Olmoti Clinic, Tanzania
Ambassador Jessica Matthys: The solar lanterns will make a significant impact on these women‘s lives.