managed by Eva B. (Communication)
The Little Sun Foundation was founded by artist Olafur Eliasson to deliver solar energy to the most vulnerable communities worldwide.
As a charitable entity, we work with qualified partners to bring high-quality, durable, long-lasting solar products to displaced people and school children who would otherwise not have access to clean energy at all.
Our solar-education programmes aim to provide children with tools and knowledge that empower them to shape a sustainable future for themselves and for the planet.
Access to clean energy parallels access to almost every major opportunity in life: access to education, jobs, security, gender equality and better health. This is why "Clean and affordable energy access" is one of 17 Sustainble Development Goals set by the UN to achieve peace and prosperity for people and the planet. Because solar power means empowerment!
To give solar lamps means not only to give light but to give hope, education and well-being to an individual, their community and our planet.
With your support, we reached a milestone in February of this year: All off-grid schools in the Kamonyi district of Rwanda have been equipped with solar lamps and have learned about renewable energy in our solar workshops! A huge success! So far, our Solar Schools Program has reached 24,323 students and 526 teachers.
And this is the impact of 24,323 solar lamps:
24,468,938 additional study hours have been created for the children of Kamonyi
100% of interviewed students and teachers feel safer after dark and are experiencing improved well being
96%of interviewed families are saving money because they no longer have to purchase kerosene
76%of users have reported a decrease in health problems associated with burning kerosene
8.9 Million kg C02 saved
Our Next Goal: To provide every incoming student in the Kamonyi district with a solar lamp.
Hear from Cécile, who has received a solar lamp through the Solar Schools Program:
Thank you for your support!
Eva & The Little Sun Foundation team