The project with Tembea in Kenya has been such a success! We have over 6000 students who now have access to clean safe light! We have been working with the organization Tembea Youth Center for Sustainable Development. They are a non-profit organization that was founded in 2003, based in Ugunja, Siaya County, Nyanza Province, Kenya. We focused the students enrolled in the Environmental Clubs in the schools they work in. The patrons of the environmental clubs have been trained on Education for Sustainable Development by TEMBEA. These schools are in the farthest and most remote areas of this district
Inside one of the classrooms in the middle of the day. It is so dark it is a strain to read anything!
Matt Olliffe was a sponsor of a school in our Phase 3 with Tembea. He recently returned from visiting the schools himself and seeing the impact that the solar lights are having with the kids. In this video he explains the incredible impact on one student that really stood out to him.
A classroom of kids shine their lights, showing just how much light they give off. Our success with this project has been mind blowing, and to a certain degree unbelievable. However, when Matt Olliffe visited the program to see his donated money at work, he came back with confidence that the success being reported was true. We look forward to this program growing as the number of students in need of a solar light are almost unlimited!