Skip links


    Comfort at home means all the difference in the classroom

    Day 337

    Bright Ideas

    Having a good teacher in your life is so important. An inspirational teacher can open a student’s eyes to a profession they had never considered, to new worlds and languages.

    At Nakivale Refugee Settlement, there are a lot of amazing teachers. Because getting in and out of Nakivale can be time consuming, most of them stay in the settlement, sleeping in residences nearby. But none of those residences had access to electricity.

    We believe that these teachers’ comfort at home can mean all the difference in the classroom. So today, we’re giving them access to something they could really use – light.

    “Without light, it is a challenge,” said Wilber, one of the head teachers. “We want to do extra work and mark exams but we can’t. When you try to charge a phone, you might have to go two days without charge because of the lack of power.”

    We installed solar panels on five different teachers’ residences in Nakivale. The panels will give access to light at night and also charging abilities.

    Just a quick installation and…voila! Wilber had light to grade papers to his heart’s content.

    “You have put a smile on the face of the teachers,” he said. “Thank you so much.”

    This day of change brought to you by Edmentum’s We Can Learn Foundation

    [easy-social-share buttons="facebook,twitter" counters=1 counter_pos="hidden" total_counter_pos="leftbig" style="button" point_type="simple" url="https://wearealight.org/bright-ideas/" text="Bright Ideas"]

    Changemakers 365

    by Alight

    ABOUT

    The world’s tough problems can seem insurmountable. So at Alight, while we tackle those big problems we also do what’s doable. Right then. And that’s what Changemakers 365 is all about. Learn more!

    JOIN US

    Changemakers 365 members give either $30 per month or a one-time gift of $365 (it’s free for anyone who has ever lived in a refugee camp). Join us!

    Alight
    Let's Connect!