When Night Falls in Burkina Faso

(This piece originally appeared in German as ‘Little Sun – Studying without kerosene’ in Christoph Schlingensief’s Operndorf Afrika.) Thanks to Adelheid and Thomas Astfalk from Stuttgart and Operndorf Afrika, we have this story to share with you from rural Burkina Faso. Days in Burkina Faso are bright and sunny nearly all year long. But when […]

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Little Sun’s Little Learners

Creating, exploring and even running laps, all in the name of solar! Little Sun’s Projects Manager Jai Mackenzie fills us in on the latest from her Education Programme, this time partnering with Berlin Bilingual School – getting young students to ask the big questions like ‘what is solar energy?’, ‘why do we need light?’ and ‘what’s inside a […]

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Femina Hip: creating bright futures for young Tanzanians

This September and October, during the 2015 elections in Tanzania, youth organisation and friend of Little Sun, Femina Hip, has been busy staging Femina Peace Festivals in Folk Development Colleges throughout six regions of the country (Iringa, Shinyanga, Kigoma, Mtwara, Mbeya and Arusha). Thanks to Little Sun partner, Strategic Energy, Little Sun lamps lit up […]

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Wellington LUX Festival

Wellington LUX, New Zealand, is a free public light festival that turns Wellington’s waterfront and laneways into a captivating celebration of light, art, technology and design. This year the festival took place on 21-30 of August—showcasing a fantastic array of light sculptures, which were accompanied by artist talks from national and international artists, designers, and […]

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Little Sun in the heart of the Congo Basin

OrigiNations e.V., an organization based in Berlin, Germany works closely with indigenous peoples and communities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to preserve their cultural hertiage and protect the surrounding natural environment. Tatjana Puschkarsky from OrigiNations provides a snapshot from a 10-day workshop in Dzanga-Sangha, Central African Republic in May 2015. The Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas in […]

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Little Sun shines bright in Ethiopia

Little Sun reaches the children of Wonchie, a town 155km west of Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.  Many thanks to Lidet Tilahun and Southwest Energy for their wonderful work in distributing the lamps. Lidet tells us about the experience: Today we distributed the lamps to the children and community of Wonchie. The community was so happy […]

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