Read & Tell: Projects WE Applaud
Little Sun A work of art that works in life Little Sun is a social business and global project addressing the need for light in a sustainable way that benefits communities without electricity, creates local
A work of art that works in life
Little Sun is a social business and global project addressing the need for light in a sustainable way that benefits communities without electricity, creates local jobs, and generates local profits. Little Sun currently has distribution in eight African countries: Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa. Learn more at littlesun.com
Whiz Kids Workshop
EDUCATING ETHIOPIA’S CHILDREN
Whiz Kids Workshop believes that mass-media is one of the most cost-effective and immediate ways to impact the large educational gaps in the developing world, particularly at the preschool level. Whiz Kids Workshop was established in the living room of husband and wife team Shane Etzenhouser and Bruktawit Tigabu in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2005. Learn more at whizkidsworkshop.com
Taking a Shower Without Using Any Water
A South African college student has a solution for poor hygiene: the world’s first shower gel that doesn’t require water to clean. DryBath is a Bath-Substituting gel, designed to replace the need for soap, water and skin lotion. DryBath provides its users with a fun and convenient alternative to traditional bathing, it saves valuable water and time, and may even save lives. Learn more at headboy.org
The Clean Water For Uganda Project
Take Action for Clean Water
The Clean Water for Uganda Project was created to address Uganda’s water insecurities by supplying safe water solutions, restoring water sources and fostering community participation in water policies in order to reduce the number of water-related illnesses and deaths.
Azuri Technologies Energising Rural Africa Azuri Technologies delivers affordable solar power in emerging markets. Customers in developing countries in Africa pay $10 for solar panel installation on their roofs and then pay about $1.50 a week for service. This provides enough electricity to light their homes and charge their phones, and after 18 months, they’ve paid off the cost of the solar panel.
YORUBA FLUENCY PROJECT
REVIVING THE POWER OF LANGUAGE IDENTITY
The Yoruba Fluency Project provides language instruction to qualifying adults in the New York Metro area. After work, students meet to master the Yoruba language structure, modern music, proverbs and to watch Yoruba language films.YFP hopes to support other language groups in reviving their native tongues in the Diaspora. Learn more at www.learnyoruba.org