At Onelamp, we believe that education and solar energy should go hand in hand as the most effective way of breaking the cycle of poverty plaguing rural communities in Uganda and the African continent. We recognize light as a critical enabler to quality education for the world´s deprived and underserved.
As a social enterprise our main goal is to provide affordable clean, safe and efficient lighting technology to 7.5 million children attending rural schools in Uganda, where only 1% have access to electricity and 78% of the primary schools are found in rural areas. Our approach is to provide individual affordable solar bulbs directly to students and Onelamp light cards at $2 for an entire academic terms access to clean light.
The Global Energy Crisis
The World Bank estimates that 780 million women and children breathing kerosene fumes inhale smoke equivalent to 2 packs of cigarettes every day. These fumes kill an estimated 1.5 million women and children in Africa every year more than half of them below the age of five: that is 4000 deaths a day. To put this number in context, it’s thrice the total deaths from malaria annually.
Onelamp Wins 2014 DO School Pitch Night
Following intense competition from 17 other brilliant ideas from 15 countries across the world; Onelamp triumphed and was declared the winner of the audience vote in Brooklyn, New York.
Do get in touch – we want to hear from you!
Regional Office: Plot 53 Lubas Road, Jinja, Uganda
Telephone: +256 - 434 660 875