Partnership of One Million Lights and STEP-UG : STEP4Future

August 2017, by Kirpa Wirkstepuganda_type

We are excited to have partnered with STEP-UG to help improve the daily lives of children and adults by providing clean and healthy lighting, a solar innovation curriculum, and promoting sustainable and realistic development in Uganda.

“In 2012, nearly 25 percent of the population of all developing countries had no electricity. Around the world, 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity; more than 600 million are in sub-Saharan Africa. Providing electric power to these unserved populations will cause a significant jump in demand in the upcoming decades.” – Washington Post [Todd Lindeman]

Screen Shot 2017-07-26 at 9.15.58 PMAccording to the world bank, in 2014 [20.4%] of the population in Uganda had access to electricity compared to United States where we had [100%].

This partnership is projected for the next 5 years to impact over 100,000 lives in rural parts in Uganda.

We are currently fundraising for 1,000 solar lanterns (each light costing an average of $15) and printing out the solar innovation curriculum.

This money, when raised, will cater to mobilizing communities, educating the youth and elderly on global applications of solar, paying for a safe place for materials and transport to carry on the daily activities of life – thus extending their hours of productivity.

Mission :

  • STEP-UG : Global partnership for sustainable and realistic developmentScreen Shot 2017-07-26 at 9.24.20 PM
  • One Million Lights : to improve the daily lives of children and adults by providing clean and healthy lighting.
  • World of Color: to improve the daily lives of children and adults in rural parts of the world.

One Million Lights is a part of the World of Color public charity, a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Palo Alto, CA. Today, World of Color does business as (d.b.a.) One Million Lights.

Please donate today to help bring lights to Uganda!