US School Programs
One Million Lights has ongoing programs and projects in K-12 Grade Schools and Universities. Get your school involved, with lessons in solar, a school fundraiser, or a school-sponsored club! See what’s going on in other schools and make it happen in yours.
Sierra’s Story – Philippines
Karishma’s Story – India
Out of the Darkness and into the Future with Solar Technology — DC Area High School student, Karishma Popli, examines “the problems in our society, and the little things I can do to help” during a light distribution with One Million Lights
I am a 16-year-old junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) in Alexandria, Virginia. I started this project last year, when I was awarded a grant from my high school based on a school-wide competition to address the question, “What are the Social Responsibilities of Educated People?” I believe it is the social responsibility of educated people to
Harvard Science Review
One Million Lights in the Harvard Science Review — Lighting the Way by Julia Ransohoff. Julia along with her sister, Katie, and brother, Sam, has started Running for a Reason, a club that combines non-competitive running and charity giving.
The Running for a Reason crew will be collaborating with One Million Lights on a book drive and solar light program in the developing world. We hope to raise funds to make books and solar lights available through mobile libraries that are based near schools and healthcare centers. We’ll keep you posted on how to get involved!
Clean, Safe Light Changes Lives — Hendrix Students Deliver Solar Powered Lights to Peruvians Living without Electricity. Matt Youngblood, Harmony Hudson, and Katie Jones, all 2010 Hendrix College graduates participating in a service learning program supported by the Hendrix Odyssey Project, went to a collection of small villages near Cuzco, Peru called Parque De Las Papas to deliver 100 solar powered lights. These lights were provided by One Million Lights, a CA based nonprofit whose mission is to improve the daily lives of children and adults in rural parts of the world by providing clean, safe light. When families receive a solar light it replaces their kerosene lamp, making their home cleaner and safer. These lights make study and work easier, eliminate…
Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools in Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto High Schools use their Rivalry for Good Paly and Gunn compete for the title of “One Million Lights Challenger Winner” Five students and volunteers for One Million Lights decided to challenge each other to see which Palo Alto High School could raise more money to send solar lights to students living without access [Read more...]
Escondido Elementary School in Stanford, CA
The Healing Power of Hands, both Small and Large Children use their Penny Power to send Solar Lights to Haiti It all started with a terrible earthquake in Haiti. Elementary students and healthcare workers in Palo Alto, CA put their grief and sadness to work and have sent 20 solar lights to the people of [Read more...]
Eisenhower Elementary School in Santa Clara, CA
Kids Helping Kids in a HUGE Way! Eisenhower Elementary of Santa Clara, CA Raises over $3,000 to Send Solar Lights to Students in India. As a way to empathize with the students in India receiving the lights, the Eisenhower students, with their families, spent 2 hours in darkness. After the experience, Natalie, a 2nd grader said, “I am more thankful than ever to have electricity.”
Berkeley / Stanford
Rivals for Light Campaign — Berkeley beat Stanford in the Winter 2010 Challenge between these old opponents
Cal – 31, Stanford – 5… No, this isn’t the score from the Big Game – it’s the score in the newest competition between the two mortal enemies: Rivals for Lights.
Lately, posters and emails announcing this competition have been up around the two campuses. A relatively new organization, One Million Lights has the goal to distribute one million solar powered LED
Duke / UNC
Business Student Mentoring Program Lights the Way for Social Entrepreneurs in the Making — Students at UNC and Duke Business Schools shadowed Anna Sidana, One Million Lights founder and CEO, in order to learn from a social entrepreneur in action.
Through spending some time with One Million Lights founder, students Anne Stoehr, Stephanie Poole, Nadia Berrio, Melissa Furlong, Abigail Sylvester, and Danphuong Ton were able to put together a social entrepreneur profile of Anna Sidana. The interactions inspired the student group to raise funds for 100 solar lights and distribute them in India over the summer of 2010.
Happy Birthday, Jadin!
A 9-year-old’s Selfless Act for Others on his Birthday
We’d like you to meet one of our youngest supporters, Jadin. He’s turning 9 this week and he’s pledged to donate lights for his birthday! He’s not doing it alone, either… As a birthday present, Jadin asked his friends to donate a few dollars each, so that they can send lights to children living without electricity.
Jadin learned about One Million Lights from another huge supporter of OML, Karen Landry. He decided she was doing important work, and he wanted to get involved himself.