Powering education in Africa
Tue, 9 August 2016
While visiting West Africa in 2012, Sustainable Development students Jeremie and Stephen discovered that one of the issues affecting childrens ability to do well at school was completing homework at night. That meant that children from poorer rural areas, with a lack of access to electricity, were at a disadvantage and had less opportunities.
They decided to do something about it and formed Power A Life, which provides solar lights to schoolchildren. Using a buy-one, give-one business model, when someone purchases one of their “Wee PAL” USB charger in the UK, Power A Life will give a solar light to a child studying in an African government school.