Shine On Students - Solar Lights are Changing Lives
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean and Affordable Energy
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Climate Action
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Gender Equality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Good Health and Well-being
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_No Poverty
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Partnerships to Achieve the Goal
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Quality Education
  • 03. Academic Field_Energy
  • 03. Academic Field_Environmental
  • 03. Academic Field_Healthcare
  • 03. Academic Field_Marketing & Communications
  • 03. Academic Field_Sustainability
  • 04. Commitment Duration_1 month to 1 semester
  • 05. Commitment / Week_3 to 6 hours
  • 05. Commitment / Week_less than 3 hours
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(f) At any time
  • 08. Continent_Africa
  • 08. Continent_Global
  • 09. Language_English
  • Shine On Students - Solar Lights are Changing Lives

    Let There Be Light International



    Take direct climate action today by providing off-grid African students with safe solar lights. Meet a team of Solar Activists in Uganda and learn about how you and your community can brighten lives and reduce global pollution. Shine On!

    The Problem this Project Addresses:

    860 Million people around the world lack access to safe energy in their homes. The state of living without access to energy is called Energy Poverty. Like food, water, shelter, and clothing, access to energy is a basic human need. Can you imagine having no electricity? I can't. I wouldn't be writing this on my mac or answering my phone or reading a book or heating my home or cooking my food. When my power is out, my life is put on hold. Now, imagine living in a home without any electricity. It's worth pausing to think about "What changes when the power goes out?"Without electricity, kids and families in Uganda rely on toxic, polluting, dangerous kerosene, candles and cheap, disposable and highly toxic flashlights for light. How can students like yourself fulfill their full potential without light? How can they do their homework in the dark? Keep themselves healthy while inhaling dirty and dangerous particulate matter? Prevent house fires and tragic injuries when using open-flamed lights in flammable, unventilated homes?Energy Poverty affects every aspect of millions of students’ lives, but it doesn't have to be this way. Inexpensive (for those of us in the USA) and readily available solar solutions are available even in resource-constrained off-grid communities. Join us and see for yourself how Solar Lights are Changing Lives!

    Region or Country Benefited:

    Uganda, Malawi, Kenya

    Where Will the Student or Volunteer Work:

    Students and volunteers are encouraged to work in their own schools and communities to raise awareness about Energy Poverty (SDG7) and its interlinkages with a range of other SDGs including Health, Education, Women's Empowerment and Productive Use. Students can apply to join Let There Be Light International as social media interns and/or fundraisers, and we are happy to provide outreach materials and our signature Party-in-a-Box. Volunteers are also welcome to work on Energy Poverty solutions in Uganda with Solar Health Uganda, a Ugandan NGO. Overseas volunteer opportunities are not hosted by Let There Be Light International but are hosted through www.ABroaderView.org.

    The Person or Team Heading this Project:

    Sarah Baird, Executive Directorhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-baird-36b3673b/

    Academic Field or Expertise Sought:

    High School or above with an understanding of the SDGs and Climate Action and Climate Justice. Cultural sensitivity and excellent communication skills required.Sustainability training or hands-on experience in climate action a plus.

    Academic Level or Experience Sought:

    High School or above with an understanding of the SDGs and Climate Action and Climate Justice. Cultural sensitivity and excellent communication skills required.Sustainability training or hands-on experience in climate action a plus.

    Start Date for Student:

    rolling

    Commitment Duration:

    8-10 weeks

    Commitment Hours per Week:

    44596

    Compensation:

    unpaid

    How to Apply:

    Send a letter of inquiry to baird [AT] lettherebelightinternational [DOT] org Include your name, a short bio, your location, and how you would like to contribute to this project.



    Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean and Affordable Energy
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Climate Action
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Gender Equality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Good Health and Well-being
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_No Poverty
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Partnerships to Achieve the Goal
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Quality Education
  • 03. Academic Field_Energy
  • 03. Academic Field_Environmental
  • 03. Academic Field_Healthcare
  • 03. Academic Field_Marketing & Communications
  • 03. Academic Field_Sustainability
  • 04. Commitment Duration_1 month to 1 semester
  • 05. Commitment / Week_3 to 6 hours
  • 05. Commitment / Week_less than 3 hours
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(f) At any time
  • 08. Continent_Africa
  • 08. Continent_Global
  • 09. Language_English