During the conference week there will be a charity shop and a lottery. All the raised money will be donated to the WakaWaka Foundation.
The WakaWaka Foundation
is an international NGO based in the Netherlands. We provide people off-grid areas in low income countries with safe, sustainable, and renewable power and light solutions. Our goal is to make solar solutions available to families who live in extreme poverty, in remote regions, or who are forced to leave their homes because of war, natural disaster or other reasons.
Isn’t it time everyone shared the same basic human rights?
We see access to sustainable energy as a basic human right. Not a luxury. Not a nice-to-have. Not something for the future; something for now. A straight-up pre-condition for development. Because access to electrical light and power means access to education, to communication, to income-generating opportunities, to self-belief, to a better future.
The sun is the world’s greatest natural energy resource. It’s abundant, it’s sustainable, and it’s available everywhere. It’s the solution for everyone who needs power but doesn’t have access to electricity. So let’s use it.
WakaWaka’s for Syrian refugees
Our donated solar lamps have helped well over 400,000 Syrian refugees. They are considered to be among the ‘most valued’ non-food items.
No torches for my family anymore:
Kojoki Agnes (22), Uganda
Kojoki lives in Elegu, a town in the Northern Region in Uganda.
“Before I received this solar lamp I was using a battery powered torch that uses disposable batteries. Because the solar is free of charge it has reduced my household expenditures and the money is used for buying other needs in my home.”
Enlighten families living in remote off-grid areas:
Sahoeurn (43), Cambodia
“I am so happy I received this WakaWaka solar power. I like it that the light is small and bright. I often use it to charge my mobile phone and my son uses it for reading and studying during night time. In the morning I just put it in the sunlight and then I can use it the whole day! Fantastic!”
Saves lives in the African bush:
Spelire (65), Zimbabwe
Spelire has lived for 20 years without electricity prior to receiving a WakaWaka. She was completely disconnected from the rest of the community and emergency services. She can now peacefully enjoy her evenings, knowing she can make emergency calls in case her health lets her down again.