Lighting up lives to help children reach their potential

It’s a simple intervention which improves pupils’ grades and enables them to achieve their academic potential in their last two years of primary school (aged 12-14). With the solar lights, pupils can do homework and revision at home, which improves pass rates and therefore transition to secondary schools.

Mwezi Foundation were awarded £35,097 from our Main Fund in October 2021, for a project which began in April 2022. In the first six months, 250 lights had already been distributed to schools, each often shared by two pupils.

Outputs so far

  • 37 schools supported  
  • 250 lights donated in total 

The project will help more than 500 children a year, with the charity aiming to give out 550 more lights in the first year of the project, to April 2023. 

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