Light Shipments

 

The Bourke Family Foundation’s “Lights for Literacy” program focuses on providing solar powered room lights to children in areas that lack electricity as well as solar panels to illuminate libraries in secondary schools in Sub-Sahara Africa.  By partnering with local NGOs, we are proud to have provided over 34,610 solar book and room lights and 117 solar panels to children in Tanzania, Ghana, Liberia, Madagascar, Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Haiti. See below for updated solar room light and panel totals by year. 

 

We are currently organizing our 2018 shipment of room lights and solar panels, and look forward to continuing to help bring light to Africa.

Room Lights
Location 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

2018 Proposed

Total
Ghana 500 500   500 500       2,000
Tanzania 450 1,000     500   1,000 1,000 3,950
Liberia 50   500     2,500   2,500 5,500
Botswana   500   500     2,500 5,000 8,500
Madagascar   500   500         1,000
Papau New Guinea 10               10
Zimbabwe         100 10,000   5,000 15,100
Kenya         500 3,000 2,000 2,000 7,500
Other                  
Books For Africa           1,500 3,000 3,000 7,500
Haiti             1,500 2,000 3,500
Zambia               1,000 1,000
Total 1,010 2,500 500 1,500 1,600 17,000 10,000 21,500 55,610

 

 

 

Solar Panels
Location 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Ghana   2             2
Tanzania   10 25   65       100
Zimbabwe           5 10 35 50
Total 0 12 25 0 65 5 10 35 152

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