Children in the Sundarbans, India live in non-electrified villages making it difficult to do school work. By providing solar powered lamps, we hope to further the educational endeavors of 2200 school students.1500 individual students will be provided with a solar lamp which they can use at home, and 700 students will be able to study at a common lighted space with solar powered tube lights.
Rural electrification is a challenge that the Sundarbans face and this impacts the children of the community. Although a World Heritage Site, it is an area of poverty and lacks amenities for all-round development of children. Children often are faced with stopping their studies when darkness settles in. If they have a kerosene lamp, it provides poor light and can be dangerous. By providing solar lamps, our hope is to motivate children to become active participants in their education.
We will provide a source of efficient and clean energy to 1500 individual school students and their families by giving them solar powered lamps. We will also provide lighted reading rooms for students who stay in school hostels or study at the community centre. One LED tube light will provide a lighted reading space for 10 students while two such lights will provide a lighted reading space for 20 students. The students will have additional time to study and rise out of their poverty.
Giving children the access to solar lamps and solar lighted reading rooms will increase their investment in their own education, further the community's economic development and contribute to environmental protection.
A little lamp will go a long way in securing a bright future for a needy child in the Sundarbans - Diti Mookherjee, Project Leader
Total Funding Received to Date: £23,011
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £3,570
Total Funding Goal: £26,581
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).