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Donate Solar Panels (Study Lights) for Poor Families in Sri Lanka
By Chamara Suranga Mundigala, partnered with SamajaSathkara.lk
Can you imagine trying to do homework or read a book with no light? In Sri Lanka some of children have no access to a safe light that can help them study after dark. They have no choice but to use kerosene lanterns. The smoke from these light sources is hazardous to their health. The flames are also a fire hazard.
Kerosene lanterns used by kids and youths are a health hazard and cause tragic fires. The weak and flickering light damages the kids’ eyesight when they are studying at night. This also causes headaches. Additionally, the smoke and soot from the open flame adversely affects their lung health. The on-going fuel costs for these lanterns deplete scarce family resources. These hazardous lanterns have caused fires that have consumed homes and resulted in many deaths.
DONATE A LIGHT, CREATE A BRIGHT!
We plan to raise $2500
Our Project Plan
This project will provide safe, renewable lighting through solar-rechargeable lights. The kids and youths will now be able to read and study safely at night – with no risk to their health and lives. No kids should have to risk their health or lives because of having to study with dangerous lighting. Solar lights will make safe studying a reality! It will save the families thousands of rupees in fuel expense over 2-3 years. Also we will be eliminating the potential for house fires. The children will be able to study in a safe environment. This will help them excel in their school work and further their education.
Access to Electricity is not available in some parts of Sri Lanka due to various reasons. Also, poverty has become a barrier in getting access to the power Families who do not have access to power, use Kerosene oil lamps which are not safe. Poor kids who use these lamps for their studies in the night are vulnerable to fire hazards and other health issues. Our goal is to supply solar panels and “Study lamps” operated by solar power for these families. This can also be applied to the houses where Seniors live without electricity. Your dollar can go long ways to light someone’s house. We are planning to donate 12 Solar Panels/Study Lights.
Solar Panel for Electricity (Study Light) – 182AUD | $176 CAD | $135US | 113 Euro
(This Includes Purchasing required electronic items, Solar Unit Manufacturing cost, Travelling/Transport cost, Installation cost etc.)
Access to energy unlocks opportunities for better education. This project will provide safe, renewable lighting through solar-rechargeable lights. The students will now be able to read and study safely at night – with no risk to their health and lives. No kids should have to risk their health or lives because of having to study with dangerous lighting. Solar torch will make safe studying a reality! We are planning to donate 20 Solar Lanterns at the beginning and expand it up to 100+.
Solar Lanterns (Rechargeable LED Tourch) – 8.38AUD | $8.09 CAD | $6.17US | 5.19 Euro
Helpless Families need your support
The following families identified by our group need your kindness, empathy and support. Click on the photos to learn about these families and their needs. Please help us to help these families immediately
Meet Our Team
Chamara Suranga Mundigala, has a passion to give back to communities in Sri Lanka which are underserved.
Danesh manages the projects in Sri Lanka from initiation to completion. He is the Director of SamajaSathkara.lk Foundation. Danesh is a award winning community volunteer and an entrepreneur based in Sri Lanka.
Nilanthi is the project supervisor with SamajaSathkara.lk
Foundation with a great passion to help people.
Lahiru is the project coordinator for these projects.
About Our Organization
Helping Everyone | Everyday | Everywhere
Every day, SamajaSathkara.lk helps people in poorest communities in rural areas of Sri Lanka to survive and thrive. Linking kind hearted people with who are in real need. The beloved father of Danesh Maduranga Edirisooriya, Mr. B.H. Edirisooriya was in the view of helping out the needy, and during his lifetime he was engaged in such activities.
Danesh, following his fathers foot-steps along with his younger sister Nilanthi Edirisooriya (Vice President – SamajaSathkara.lk), came up this novel concept. Hence this idea was born in 2006.
Now Danesh working with facebook friends to enhance its services. It’s a registered foundation – Reg No. GA3032
Contact Our Team
If you need to contact the Organizer/Project Manager or if you like to have a customized project for your need please contact us. Sri Lankans can directly contact the SamajaSathkara.lk Foundation for Future Projects. We can do projects for your special events such as birthdays, anniveraries etc.
Dial +94701 10 10 10 to contact Danesh Edirisooriya.