65% of schools in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) lack access to energy. This means – no lights, no computers, no communications.
What’s more, hundreds of millions of school children in Africa live in homes without basic electricity. This means kids are unable to study at night, are less likely to stay in school, graduate, and get jobs that can help pull their families out of poverty. Especially girls.
Little Sun provides solar lamps to children in areas without electricity. Each lamp lights 1,200 additional hours of study time for students and saves families $250 in household expenses over the lifespan of the lamp, while making children’s homes healthier and less dangerous. We also make solar phone chargers available to educators so they can access educational content. And we work with ministries of education and local partners to make energy accessible in rural schools. Our current education programs include: