Ambassador Stories from the Field

Lights for Learning 2016

Lights for Learning 2016

March 20, 2016 Overview: From December 29, 2015 to January 26, 2016 a group of fifteen friends traveled to the mountainous region of Matagalpa, Nicaragua to bring the gift of light to 156 families. Five off-grid solar energy systems were designed, procured, and constructed by the group. The team also distributed 300 solar powered lanterns [Read more…]


Lights Up One’s Life 2015

Lights Up One's Life 2015

Global Ambassador’s Jane Oyugi and Mark Collins completed their 3rd OML distribution in Tanzania in November.  They distributed 192 Nokero lights to students.  While in Tanzania under their organization called, Sustenersol, they also worked on bringing clean energy and clean drinking water to the Dodoma region of Tanzania. They installed a microgrid at a local primary [Read more…]


Liberia Project

Liberia Project

March 2016 By: Nehmah Yeanay We are very happy to present this report on the distribution of the lights sent to us. We distributed 500 lights to the Gbugbaye Public School (66-pieces), Med Farsue Public school (166-pieces), Gaynimah Public school (125-pieces) and  the Eric Scott United Methodist School (143-pieces). In all the schools, only school children [Read more…]


One Million Lights in Rural Honduras

One Million Lights in Rural Honduras

By: Connie Houde Since 1989 New York Help has traveled to the remote Indian village of La Laguna, in the Yoro Mountains of Honduras. Working with the elders, various projects have been developed for the 12 tribal villages. The central project is maintaining the only health clinic for the community. Other projects include a nutrition [Read more…]


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…]


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.