Many Filipinos still live in the shadows, about 20 million Filipinos still have no reliable access to electricity and 600,000 Filipinos Children live completely off-grid in many areas nationwide, spending their days and nights without electricity. Without this basic necessity, work and study and life itself are severely hampered.
The Department of Education (DepEd) of the Philippines launched the LightEd PH campaign that provides solution to those schools and homes that have no power access. "Light makes vision possible. In the realm of education, let us be the light that will help our children realize their vision for themselves, their families, and our country. We call on everyone to be part of this LightEd PH campaign and to bring light to those who need it and to help in extending the hours of quality learning," Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC said. "Don't let darkness hinder any Filipino child from education he or she deserves," Luistro added.
Under LightEd PH, DepEd launched "One Child, One Lamp campaign" it is a fundraising campaign to provide solar lamps to students in off-grid public schools. The campaign aims to help students continue their studies at night, reduce their exposure to harmful fumes from kerosene lamps, and improve their academic performance. This campaign was implemented with the partnership of Children's Hour and Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP).
Photo shows the DepEd, led by Secretary Luistro, presiding over a turn over ceremony at Sta. Cruz Pingkian High School, Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya last May 30, 2016 where d.light™ A1 solar lamps were distributed.
These solar lamps do not just give light at night but they also give light to the future of these students.