3850Re: [voiceful] Re: [holistichelping] DIY Solar " Light a Home"/VYP Newsletter
- Feb 3, 2009Dear Janet, the newsletter webpage is
On 2/2/09, Janet Feldman <kaippg@...> wrote:
> Dear Rachel and All,
> Hello and this is excellent! Great minds think alike, too, because Graham
> had just mentioned to me the need for a "plan" of some kind to be developed,
> in conjunction with receiving DIY Solar equipment.
> Hopefully the $500 to jumpstart the project can be raised from somewhere. Is
> there any way at least some of it can proceed without funding?
> Also, I have received your marvelous newsletter and love both the form and
> its contents!! Immense thanks for this inspiring publication!
> I'd like to post a smaller version of it on to others, and to forums. Do you
> have a "plain-text" one, or is posted at your website, so I can give people
> a url for further info? The newsletter is so rich in HTML--which makes it
> so attractive!--that unfortunately it is too many MB's to be posted at
> ActALIVE et al "as is". Their limit is 1MB.
> Thanks again for all of this wonderful news, and love and blessings to you
> and all! Janet
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Rachel Kungu
> To: help group ; meadowlea ; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 6:38 AM
> Subject: [holistichelping] DIY Solar " Light a Home"
> Dear all,
> "Light a Home" is a project of voluntary Youth Philanthropists to ensure
> that rural areas have DIY solar for the light and for radio power and solar
> torches. The project I thought of during my visit to the UK when we met with
> Graham who also gave me samples to carry with me.
> I have organized youth in 3 rural settings (20-25 people per group) in
> Kenya where they use petroleum products for lighting the lamps/any other
> lighting equipment. we have introduced the concept and used the samples to
> illustrate the use of the solar for radios especially and touch. The project
> has been embraced by the youth in the rural areas and we are working
> together to set up the project to benefit the homes in the rural settings
> where their main source of income is subsistence farming and pastrolism,
> education to many is a luxury after standard eight due to lack of school
> fees and thus makes it very difficult to raise the standards of living.
> HIV/aids has also rocked the areas with little knowledge on the same. The
> groups we have organised will be used for outreach in the community after
> the necessary trainings and they will also work on the "Light a Home"
> project as a source of income generating project one among the many they
> will be introduced to as the time goes by.
> I have a technical guy who is going to show them how to assemble the DIY
> solar, and later the project to be for the community/youth in the rural
> area. However, the materials to assemble for the above mentioned solar
> lighting projects one is approximately USD 10 and can be sold between USD
> 20-30. I am looking for people who are willing to contribute for the project
> as seed money. I would appreciate if i could be supported with USD 500 to
> kick start the project.
> In summer we have organised work camps in those 3 rural areas and we are
> going to make some of the equipments and encourage interactions among youth
> from different communities.
> Thanks to Graham Knight for the knowledge you have shared with me. You
> will give a smile to many youth rocked in rural remote areas.
> Light a Home
> Rachel Wambui Kung'u
> Executive Director
> Voluntary Youth Philanthropists
> P.O.Box 19705-00202
> Tel: +254 2367689
> Mobile: +254 721 626389
> website: www.peace-caravan.org
> Blog: www.peacecaravan.wordpress.com
> skype: rachelken1
Rachel Wambui Kung'u
Voluntary Youth Philanthropists
Tel: +254 2367689
Mobile: +254 721 626389
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