Energy means teachers and students can use computers, communicate online, and have access to many more educational materials. It means that children can study after dark. Yet 340 million children in Sub-Saharan Africa live without basic electricity.

Little Sun is committed to using solar power to enable children to reach their full potential. 

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A simple solar light can have a big impact on a child’s life. Each lamp means:

  • Children have 1,200 additional hours of study time after dark over the lifespan of the lamp;
  • Parents save up to 20% of their household’s income that would normally be spent on energy;
  • Children, especially girls, feel safer on their way to and from school;
  • No more toxic smoke from kerosene;
  • Teachers have light to work on lesson plans in the evening at home.

“I have to walk long distances on foot to get to school and it’s always in the dark. My solar light brings me peace of mind, to me and to my little brother, too.”

Busara, a student from Tanzania

“I used to study with a kerosene lantern. But the light was always insufficient and the smoke made my eyes itchy.”

Aida, a student from Ethiopia


Since Little Sun’s founding, our team has led workshops for children and teachers using our solar lamps and has designed a curriculum to highlight the need for and importance of clean energy.