The power of an education, especially for females, in the developing world is immeasurable. Energy poverty and a lack of reliable and sufficient lighting contribute significantly to this problem. In many developing countries, young girls spend 2-5 hours a day collecting biomass so their family can have fuel, limiting their educational prospects and in many cases making it impossible for them to go to school at all. Boys and girls that are in school lack the ability to study after dark, sending them out onto the street searching for a lamp.
When a girl or young woman is given a solar light, the burden of collecting biomass for fuel is lessened, allowing for more time to be productively spent at school. Solar lights allow all children to safety study at night without the threat or fear of being burned by a kerosene lamp. Solar lights can be used as a source of light in rural schools and help facilitate more productive instruction without the inconvenience of darkness.
Giving light to children enhances their educational opportunities and ensures that lack of electricity is not a insurmountable barrier to receiving an education. Soleil Global is working with schools and orphanages in Haiti to help promote education for all children.