Solar Aid: Syria

Posted on Nov 15, 2017 in Aid Projects

Solar Aid is an international charity organisation founded by Jeremy Leggett in 2006 and has over 10 years’ experience of working to deliver solar lighting to the developing world. They provide access to solar lights in Uganda, Malawi, and Zambia to help catalyse solar markets and eradicate the kerosene lamp.
NextEnergy Foundation has made a donation to fund 1,140 solar lights for school children in Syria. These lights were shipped directly to Syria Relief, a charity established in 2011 in response to the beginning of the Syrian crisis. Syria Relief has then covered the costs of shipping the lights to Syria and distributing them. The focus was on children, as most of the schools are now built underground due to the fear of shelling and bombardment. Children are unable to study at night; the working day ends prematurely and indoor air pollution presents a serious health hazard. Syria Relief will provide NextEnergy Foundation with updates of how the solar lights are benefiting communities and photos of their use in the field.