Letizia Guglielminotti

Solar Lamps for Ghana

Blog Post created by Letizia Guglielminotti Partner on 11-Jul-2018

Dear CommUnity friends,

As some of you may know, I will soon go to Africa (Ghana) as a volunteer with Crystal Ghana, an NGO that supports education and sustainability.

As a personal initiative, I want to run a workshop during which Ghanian students will assemble small lamps powered with a solar cell and a battery. The lamps charge during the day and provide light at night and can be used by families without access to electricity or by students to read or study at night.

This will be done with solar lamp kits, which are produced by the social enterprise LED Safari (http://ledsafari.com/). The cost of each solar lamp kit is €13 and I am aiming to provide at least 50 solar kits for the summer camp in August this year.

The beautiful side of this initiative is that, rather than simply providing a ready-made product, it aims to educate the Ghanaian youths about sustainability and the power of renewable energy as well as empowering them in building and maintaining the lamps.

I would like to ask everyone’s support with a donation to buy the lamp kits and make this project possible! If you are not in the position to donate, please share this post on your social media!

Moreover, if you are interested in doing a volunteering experience and would like to know more about Crystal Ghana, do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Please see the link for more information about the project and for providing your contribution.

Thank you for supporting this initiative and thereby the education and empowerment of Ghanaian students!