Experiences with the Uday solar lantern in Ghana
Two months have passed since five fortunate people in the village of Tekyikrom, a two-hour drive away from Ghana's capital Accra, received free solar lamps from Philips. Today our mission is to find out how the lamps have impacted their lives since they received them.
The Philips Cairo to Cape Town Roadshow
Philips is undertaking a Cairo to Cape Town Roadshow. Between May and July 2010 we will be traveling through the heart of Africa to demonstrate how new developments in solar powered and sustainable lighting can simply enhancing life with light.
Solar Light reaches the people of Tekyikrom
The people of Tekyikrom, a two-hour drive away from Ghana's capital Accra, are not used to receiving gifts. They work for everything they have. The government has neither given them electricity nor a school. Today they were introduced to solar lighting for the first time when Philips donated six UDAY Re-chargeable Lanterns to the community.
Philips is to enable people with little or no access to electricity to enjoy playing or watching sport long into the night with the world's first dedicated solar-powered LED floodlighting solution.
Solar lanterns altering lifestyle in remote village
Mzee Jackson Rwakityokori is in his early eighties. He has lived in the remote Ugandan village of Kishasa in Rubaya Sub County in Mbarara district since he was born. All his children have since left him to establish their families. However, every night at about 8pm Rwakityokori's grandchildren converge at his home. What brings them is nothing but the Philips UDAY Re-chargeable lantern.
Hours added to the day of Kishasa's people
For the eighty years that Mzee Jackson Rwakityokori has lived under the sun in the remote Ugandan village of Kishasha in Rubaya Sub County in Mbarara district. Learn how the Philips UDAY Re-chargeable Lantern transformed their lives and added hours to their day.
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