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LIGHTS FOR LEARNING

Access to affordable solar lights can make a world of difference for the estimated 3 million children living in non-electrified regions in Kenya.

With the absence of electricity in regions across Kenya, children often have to complete their homework with light from the cooking fire or a kerosene lantern.  With access to solar lights, children's academic performance can soar and no longer be hindered by a lack of adequate lighting. 

44% of Kenyan households are in the dark without access to electricity and approximately 80% of rural households depend on kerosene, candles, and firewood for their lighting needs. This can be expensive, unsustainable, dangerous, and environmentally harmful. At NECF we believe that lighting should be safe, clean, and affordable to all.

The NECF’s Lights for Learning Program enables school children, in rural communities, to study in a safer and cleaner environment by providing affordable solar lanterns.

 

44% OF KENYAN HOUSEHOLDS ARE IN THE DARK WITHOUT ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY AND APPROXIMATELY 80% OF RURAL HOUSEHOLDS DEPEND ON KEROSENE, CANDLES, AND FIREWOOD FOR THEIR LIGHTING NEEDS.