Extend the Day envisions a world where no child is denied an education or opportunities because they do not have access to light!

This #GivingTuesday, help Extend the Day provide solar lights to the most desperate situation we have witnessed and experiences! The 'ethnic cleansing' that the Myanmar military is afflicting on the Rohingya people, are forcing them to flee for their life with nothing, but maybe the clothes on their back, to the refugee camps in southern Bangladesh. The deep desperation of this situation is heartbreaking! The stories of rape, murder and the terrible journey to get to the camps are enough to make us want to do whatever is in our power to bring just a little light, a little hope to their lives. 

This giving season remember those who truly have nothing, and no access to anything except what we can help provide. We have a partner currently working in the camps, the ability to produce as many lights as needed and all we need is the funding! 

Thank you in advance for helping Extend the Day provide a little light to this desperatly dark situation! 

Stories from the field

We had the incredible opportunity to visit the newly founded Rohingya Refugee Camps in southern Bangladesh. It was the most desperate and needy situation that we have ever witnessed and experienced. This mission does step outside our initial Lights for Learning mission, but we have started a joined effort, Lights for Living because of this specific great need! This will be our focus for our #GivingTuesday champaign. Please join us to provide light to those who are starting life over in these tented camps!  

We had the incredible opportunity to visit the newly founded Rohingya Refugee Camps in southern Bangladesh. It was the most desperate and needy situation that we have ever witnessed and experienced. This mission does step outside our initial Lights for Learning mission, but we have started a joined effort, Lights for Living because of this specific great need! This will be our focus for our #GivingTuesday champaign. Please join us to provide light to those who are starting life over in these tented camps!  

This is our mission, but also a true story about a boy in our project in western Kenya, named Bruno. One of our sponsors while visiting the project met Bruno and this was his story, from the bottom of the class to the second from the top.

Huge thank you to Solar Power World for this interview at the 2017 Solar Power International Conference. 

We work with locally run and operated non-profits in the areas of need. This allows us to be culturally sensitive and have the ability to monitor the lights.

This simple solar light will help children in disadvantaged countries to improve their future through education!

Sponsorship News

We are so excited to announce that Ameresco has joined the Corporate Sponsorship team as a Gold member! Their generous donation has helped us give 1000 lights to the Rohingya Refugee Camp in southern Bangladesh, where the need and desperation is unfathomable! Check out our field visit updates on our Instagram or Facebook! 

We are so excited to announce that Ameresco has joined the Corporate Sponsorship team as a Gold member! Their generous donation has helped us give 1000 lights to the Rohingya Refugee Camp in southern Bangladesh, where the need and desperation is unfathomable! Check out our field visit updates on our Instagram or Facebook

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Executive Director, Jo Lonseth explaining our mission

We are so excited to announce our new corporate sponsor APsystems.

APsystems will donate $1 for every microinverter purchased to the nonprofit to cover all administrative expenses for its Lights for Learning program in 2017.

“APsystems is proud to partner with Extend the Day to bring light to these children’s lives.” said Dr. Zhi-min Ling, APsystems Global President & CEO. “We firmly believe in what Extend the Day is doing around the world and are committed to helping them continue to achieve measurable results with their Lights for Learning program."

Check out the full article here

School house in Myanmar

Orphanage in Bangledesh

Orphanage in Bangledesh

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