Project LINC: Agara, India 2016

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Project Linc, a group of 5 students from the San Francisco area, travelled to Agara and Mamballi, India over the summer to distribute 197 solar lanterns to students and teachers.  This area has very inconsistent electricity and the majority of their families user kerosene or candles when the power is out. These solar lanterns will help these students pursue their education and improve the safety and health of their families.  Please watch the video summary below and read about their experiences.

Video from Project LINC


To learn more, read each students’ blog entries here. img_3185

Pallavi’s Story

Purvi’s Story

Shivani’s Story

Shreya’s Story

Shweta’s Story


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