Asia

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Girl’s School in Afghanistan — Need: $9,800 / Solar Lights: 350

Sending Light to a Very Dark Region. In this war-torn part of the world, we’re trying to do our part to light up lives. One Million Lights is partnering with Trust in Education on a number of projects that will bring light to some incredibly impoverished communities, including two refugee camps, a remote village, hundreds of street children, and our currently featured project, a girl’s school soon to be finished.

Here’s a bit about Trust in Education: We, a group of neighbors, began…


Energizer and One Million Lights brighten indigenous communities in Zambales

Energizer and One Million Lights brighten indigenous communities in Zambales

Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation original article By Jonas Reyes Published: May 17, 2013 OLONGAPO CITY – In a collaborated effort, Energizer Philippines and One Million Lights (OML) Philippines recently distributed 300 solar-powered LED flashlights to the indigenous communities of Zambales. According to Energizer Philippines brand manager Joan Mendoza, “When we began this project with OML, [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…]


India – Pallium Palliative Care

India - Pallium Palliative Care

Intel Corporation and One Million Lights work with Pallium India to provide light for palliative care in India. As reported by Saji G.: Let me tell you the story of Suni – a woman whose compassion and dedication to the cause palliative care is an encouragement and a humbling experience. She is one of the [Read more…]


India – Rajasthan

India - Rajasthan

Village School in India — Need: $4,000 / Solar Lights: 250

Learn More About It: Haveli School in Tasing, Rajasthan, a Northern region of India needs 250 lights for students at the school. Partnered with the Haveli School on the distribution. Some students have already received solar lights, but the remaining students are waiting on their clean, safe solar light. In this arid and inhospitable desert region in the Northern part of India, most families earn their living through tough agricultural work. Students put in a full day of school, help parents with chores and farm work until dark, and are left with no daylight hours for study.


Japan Earthquake Relief

Japan Earthquake Relief

Clinics in Japan — Need $5,000 / Solar Lights: 200

Last month’s 9.0 Tohuko Earthquake was the most powerful quake ever recoded in Japan. After the disaster, 4.4 million Japanese households were left without electricity. Many places where medical attention is needed most are still without power.


Lighting Up Lives

Lighting Up Lives

This article was published in the Ayala Alabang Village Association News, the community newsletter of Tricia and Mark’s village. It tells the story of Mark’s inspiration after attending the Global Youth Leaders Conference in Washington D.C.


Lighting up students’ lives at Miguel S. Mondia Elementary School

Lighting up students' lives at Miguel S. Mondia Elementary School

I was exhausted right after the long trek and delivery of solar lamps this past August, when a woman tentatively approached me, and declared:  “Salamat gid, Toto, sa bulig.”Not sure what to say, I smiled, nodded and moved on.  But those words, which roughly meant, “Thank you, sir, for your help,” just capped the most [Read more…]


One Million Lights Philippines wins TAYO Award

One Million Lights Philippines wins TAYO Award

Raffy Tanpho of One Million Lights Philippines accepts TAYO award from President Aquino.


One Million Lights responds to Typhoon Haiyan

One Million Lights responds to Typhoon Haiyan

One Million Lights and One Million Lights Philippines are teaming together to raise funds to provide solar lights to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.  One Million Lights Philippines have on the ground, numerous teams of people going out to distribute lights. From the OML-Philippines Blog: “We’re responding to the evolving needs of the victims of [Read more…]



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