For about $10, a safe, clean solar light has a profound impact on both children’s education and on the well-being of the communities through the School Campaigns.
Head Teachers are an important part of how we work. Once SunnyMoney has identified a suitable location to conduct a school campaign we approach an education authority in the respective country for permission to approach the regional heads who then facilitate introductions to the Head Teachers.
The teachers receive training on how to use and care for the solar lights. They then return with a sample light which they also use to educate their students and the community at large. In addition to understanding how the solar lights work and their economic, health and environmental benefits the head teachers are also made aware of the devastating effects of other lighting sources such as candles or kerosene. Upon their return to their school, the head teachers collect orders that are delivered to them two to four weeks later by SunnyMoney.
“The number of students who go to secondary school has gone up and our school has got higher student attendance.”
Patrick Nyerenda, Teacher, Malawi
“The educational impact of thousands of solar lights in once-dark homes can be measured around Bomet. In the evenings, they have been working small miracles.”
Christopher Sigei, Area Education Officer, Kenya
“I used to read (study) until 7:00 p.m. Now I can up to 10:00 p.m. I want to become a doctor.”
Enock Kimutai, Student, Kenya
“I have increased balanced diet for my children, they are now eating a well-balanced meal most of the times [with the savings from reduced kerosene use].”
Agustina Dismas, Parent, Tanzania