The non-profit organization Solar Village Project (SVP) based in Maryland, which provides solar-solution technology in rural villages, announced the lauch of an education impact project to bring much needed solar powered light to 300 children living in off grid villages in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
This project is being implemented in collaboration with Initiative For Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP)at Johns Hopkins University. ISEP will be surveying the children who receive solar lights over a two year period to determine the impact that access to light has on their education.
In the summer of 2017, SVP and ISEP launched their first collaborative project looking into the impact that solar lights have on general quality of life in off grid communities. Joe Kselman, Solar Village Project Director and founder, recently discussed the group’s first collaboration. He said:
“The data from our initial project with ISEP proved that we are on the right track and that our efforts are having a positive impact on people’s quality of life across the board. Now we want to find out how access to clean bright light impacts a child’s education.”
Lack of proper lighting makes studying at night exceedingly difficult for children living in homes without access to electricity. Solar lighting is a much brighter and safer option than kerosene lamps that are the current and predominant lighting solution used in off grid villages.
SVP is also currently running a fundraiser to raise financial resources for the Education Impact Project.
To contribute financial resources to its current fundraiser, visit http://solarvillageproject.org/fundraiser/
Source: Press Release by Solar Village Project (SVP). Photo Credit: © Solar Village Project (SVP).