Mission: capture the Kenyan sun!
For school-going children in the rural areas, the lack of grid-based electricity means that they cannot read or do their homework after dark.
Once darkness falls, they struggle to read under the weak light of a candle or a smoky paraffin lamp that is shared with the entire family. Poor lighting strains the eyes, and fumes emitted by a paraffin lamp or firewood are known to affect respiratory organs.
Fortunately, Kenya is blessed with hours of bright sunshine that can be harnessed to make the day last longer. Solar energy technology has developed to a point where powerful and long-lasting sources of light are readily available.
Blessed sun has been distributing the IKEA SUNNAN lamp on loan to pupils of the upper 3 classes of primary school in Kenya, with astounding results.
A lamp user's story