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06 July 2014
Solarway distributes Home Work Light to students in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is one of the countries which enjoy vast amounts of sunshine throughout the year. Rapid advancement in technological innovations has seen a rise in harnessing Solar Energy the World over. Since 2011, Higherlife Foundation through its four Trusts, Capernaum Trust, National Health Care Trust, Christian Community Partnership Trust and Joshua Nkomo Scholarship Fund has been promoting the useof solar lanterns for studying and other household welfare uses.
To date the organization has touched more than one hundred thousand lives through more than 15,000 solar lantern units distributed to mainly comprising students, rural pastors, rural health care centers. Marked improvements in study time at night, uninterrupted opening of health centers and promotion of evangelism activities has been witnessed across Zimbabwe due to solar lanterns.
The Solarway Homework Light study, presents a cheap source of quality light, green energy, user friendly and durable in terms of longevity compared to conventional sources of light. Other students have benefited through the establishment of study groups at local rural schools and this is narrowing the pass rate gap between rural and urban schools.
On Friday 13th June 2014, Solarway along with the Highlife Trust launched the Homework Light at Rushinga High School. The rural school is located deep down in Mashonaland Central Province of Zimbabwe about 216 kms from the Capital City Harare after Bindura town.
On the launch day, a total of 142 History Makers received a Solarway Homework Light and these are from the surrounding schools cluster which include Gwangwava High, Bungwe Secondary, Rushinga High, Gwashure Secondary, Magaranhewe Secondary, Chimhanda High and Nyamatikiti High.