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…
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…]
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…]
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…]
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.
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 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…]