In this short video you meet Hassna, an Ethiopian girl living in Afar region. Before she received a small solar lamp, Hassna did not have access to clean lighting.
In Ethiopia alone, 16 million schoolchildren live off the electrical grid, with no or very limited access to energy. Students leave for school early in the morning, when it is still dark outside; after class they have to help in the fields, often returning home after dark. These students’ only opportunity to read and study is at night, after they have finished work. Most students living in off-grid regions rely on firewood or dangerous, polluting, expensive kerosene or candles for light.
The Little Sun Foundation aims to empower a generation of schoolchildren by giving them access to renewable energy in the form of a small solar light for their everyday lives.
More information: littlesunfoundation.org