Lighting for Literacy (LFL) is a humanitarian project for youth providing an educational pathway through math, science, and engineering. The goal is to engage local youth to design and install solar powered LED lighting strips throughout the world, allowing communities a sustainable and renewable lighting source without a dependency of a grid-based electrical power system.
Through the exploration of science, engineering and math teens learn how to build a sustainable, renewable lighting system capable of providing 2 to 3 hours of evening light to homes without electricity. The benefit of renewable lighting system enables students in underserved countries to have the opportunity to read and advance their educations.
LFL is a grass roots project collaboration between the Los Gatos Morning Rotary and the United Methodist Church.