How they are participating
Providing solar lighting and school supplies to 30 impoverished students in Tanzania, Africa.
Global Forces’ mission is to provide access to solar solutions to students to help eradicate energy poverty and improve literacy rates so that they have an opportunity to reach their full educational potential. The fact is that access to clean energy can foster improved safety for children after dark, safe light sources to study with, which will generate improved health and literacy.
• 1.6 billion people on the planet suffer from energy poverty.
• 30% of a family’s annual income in the developing world goes towards purchasing kerosene; 1 billion+ people live in extreme poverty globally, trying to live on less than a dollar a day.
• 1.6 million+ children in developing nations die each year from diseases that are associated to toxic chemicals given off when kerosene and firewood is burned. That’s one life lost every 20 seconds according to United Nations Development Program and the WHO report.
• 780 million women and children breathing kerosene fumes inhale the equivalent of 2 packs of cigarettes a day according to the World Bank.
• $10 billion USD is spent each year on kerosene for lighting in the homes of the poor in developing countries.
Provide access to clean energy to lessen the impacts of energy poverty. Access to clean energy promotes:
• better health, safety
• a cleaner air environment
• sustainable economic impacts
OUR "SOLAR FOR STUDENTS" INITIATIVE:
Solar for Students will provide solar lanterns and school supplies to 30 elementary and middle school-aged students in the poorest neighborhoods of Arusha, Tanzania. This initiative will reduce the negative impacts of energy poverty and illiteracy for 30 students by providing them with safe solar light sources to study with after dark so that they have a chance to reach their full educational potential.
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