Solar lighting has been a recent addition for school children on Wasini Island in Kwale county, Kenya – demonstrating how the introduction of sustainable energy can have a huge impact on learning.
Just over a year ago, 15-year-old school boy Abdul Aziz could only work at night under the light of a kerosene lamp – this was costly for his family and unhealthy due to the noxious fumes given off by the lamp.
With help from WWF, Abdul Aziz’s school received solar lighting. Now that solar has been installed, Abdul Aziz is able to do his homework at school in the evening and he’s hoping to pass his upcoming national exams.
WWF’s work in the region includes improving access to sustainable, clean and efficient energy by helping communities to set up solar lighting and adopt fuel-efficient stoves.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea