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IST students learning about solar with Dennis from ARTI

Three grade 5 students from the International School of Tanganyika, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, have started a project to raise money to provide solar lamps for Tanzanian students who don’t have access to electricity in their homes.

Lynn, Salah and Stephanie are excited about helping students so that they can see to do their homework at nighttime, without the use of dangerous candles and kerosene lanterns. Not only are these fire hazards but also the ongoing cost to buy candles and kerosene is often too much for poor families.

A book of student stories called Write for Light has been published by IST Elementary and is being sold by the group to raise money for this project. The students are also planning to sell solar lights provided by ARTI and all the money raised will be used to fund a solar lamp-lending program for a local school in Dar es Salaam.

Fundraising will continue over the next 6 weeks and the lamps to be donated will be purchased from ARTI by the start of May 2012.

If you want to make a donation and/or buy a book to support the project please send an email to dennis@arti-africa.org

“Knowledge is love and light and vision” – Helen Keller