|Registering for the Solar Light Rent-to-Own Program|
Each student will pay $1/month for 8 months and then own the solar light. The $8 received from these payments will then allow another solar light to be bought to be made available for more students.
Kenya Connect is helping us by administering the program in the cluster of 7 schools in the Kyaithani area of Kenya.
Kenya Connect has almost 1000 of these solar lights out under their own Solar Light Rent-to-own program in the Wamunyu area of Kenya, about an hour from Lower Yatta. Their experience is that students are spending almost 3 times the amount of time every day doing homework and reading than they were able to do before. And the monthly cost of the solar light is much less than the previous cost of paraffin.
|The 206 Lower Yatta Secondary students with their new Solar Lights|
Everyone, especially the students and teachers, was really excited!
This is part of a Rotary Global Grant which will see 1100 of these solar lights made available to the students in 2 secondary schools and 5 primary schools in the Lower Yatta & Kyaithani area of Kenya.