Solar Light for Studying

International Year of Light Blog

After many Science workshops in Africa and South America, which we have given as Senior Science Advisors for students and teachers, we realized that teaching of science should not end at the school gate, but be put into practice in the lives of the students.

Students study at their school for example the application of electric current in simple circuits to produce light or to drive an electric motor. At home, however, many of the students have no access to electricity to generate light in the dark for learning. In order to see something, many families use kerosene lanterns that produce poisonous gases and pose a major fire hazard. As the houses are close to each other and constructed of wood and flammable materials, the outbreak of a fire has disastrous consequences. The hospitals in such settlements report of severe burns especially in infants.

Therefore we have equipped some schools…

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