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    Giving kids at Kajaho Primary a better way to learn at night

    Day 59

    Study Time

    “I like all the subjects, but science and math are my favorites.”

    Meet Vincent, a student at Kajaho Primary in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement. He’s a hard worker, spending most of his free time studying and reading. Especially recently – his final exams are coming up.

    But, he’s ready. “I’m prepared to take my final exam!” he says.

    We wanted to do something to make Vincent’s and the rest of his classmate’s study time a little easier. The answer? Headlamps!

    Most households in Oruchinga don’t have access to electricity. So at night, it’s dark. Really dark. And unless families have solar or paraffin-fueled lamps, when the sun goes down forget about reading, studying, or doing much of anything. That can be a huge challenge for students who are looking to excel.

    Solar-powered headlamps are an amazing solution for just this type of scenario. And luckily for Vincent and his friends, the team at The Shine on Project helped us give a Watts of Love headlamp to every student in their class!

    “I’ll recharge the lamp during the day so that I’ll have it in the evening,” said Vincent. “It will extend my time at night. I’ll use it for at least one hour per night to read.”

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