Introducing the solar homework club blog post

Working with Book Aid International and Windle International Kenya (WIK), Intouch Global Foundation have funded the Solar Homework Club, a project that aims to support the provision of quality education by providing access to books and solar lamps in six secondary schools in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. This has enabled the shipment of 3,065 books comprising of text books, revision guides and teen fiction (all donated to Book Aid International by UK publishers), as well as 864 solar lamps to be used by school teachers and students.

There is no electricity for the refugee population across Kakuma, leaving students unable to study or do their homework at home, and teachers have unanimously agreed that lending the lamps to students is the best long-term solution. Schools will own the lamps and students will be provided with lamps on loan until they bring them back upon completion of their time at school. This will allow the school to serve more students and help others the following year. Teachers noted that the lamps will encourage school attendance among students and have a profound impact on their learning.