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…
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
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
Philippine Community Overviews
Kalinga and Apayao are provinces in the Philippines which are part of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) located in the northern part of Luzon. The largest and most pressing issues in these provinces are education, healthcare, infrastructure, and electricity. Read more about the area’s resources, issues, and environment.
Widespread poverty is the single most important challenge facing the Philippines. About 80% of the country’s poor live in rural areas, which are located deep in the mountains and the rice fields. Most of these areas do not have electricity and depend on dangerous toxic fumes of kerosene lanterns. Caritas Filipinas Foundation and the Rotary Club of Victoria partner with One Million Lights and Energizer to bring solar-powered lights to these communities. Read more about this project.
Philippines – Catanduanes May 2011 Video from the first One Million Lights Philippines distribution in Catanduanes last May 2011. Over 15 million Filipinos still live without access to electricity. They live in off-grid, rural communities often located either deep in the mountains or near the ocean, making it very difficult to reach them. Energizer and [Read more...]
Philippines – Catanduanes May 2011
Philippines: Joel’s Story
Philippines: Mark’s Reflection
I did not know what to expect. Just arriving in Barangay Dugui Too on the back of a garbage truck got my heart pumping. Smiles and curious faces greeted us as we arrived at the distribution zone, a rundown basketball court. The children, as in most areas, were the most curious and watched us prepare for the day closely. I asked my self, “What would become of this day?” This was the day that would determine the success or failure in lighting up the lives of Filipinos quite literally.