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    Helping kids see in the dark

    Day 316

    Night Lights

    The kids in the deaf unit at Kajaho Primary School live in the nearby dorms most of the year. These dorms needed a little love. So we’ve set out to transform their space, one step at a time.

    First, we added a fresh coat of paint. Then, a way to make water collection a little easier. And now? Light.

    Imagine the darkness of night in a place like Oruchinga Refugee Settlement, where the students live. The electricity is unreliable, the closest big town is miles away. So when it gets dark, it’s really dark.

    Now imagine that in the pitch black, you can’t hear anything either. That can be a pretty terrifying prospect, and one that the kids at the deaf unit face every night.

    So we thought up a doable solution…solar-powered lights in the dormitories and teacher’s quarters.

    “Light is the life of the deaf,” said Lydia, one of their teachers. And she’s so right.

    Now, these kids can read at night, play together, and simply feel a little safer before they go to sleep.

    This change made possible by Ibrahim Osman and Bishara Nassir.

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