Lupita Nyong'o and Soular are providing study lights to children without electricity in Africa

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| September 23 2016,

10:44 am

Access to electricity is something that many Americans take for granted given its widespread availability. Sure, some of us might have experienced the inconvenience of our own private electricity service being disrupted during times of financial strain. But we could usually still rely on the electricity available at school, work, the library, or even a neighbor’s house in order to make sure that our homework was done. But for some children in rural Kenya, electricity is a luxury that often acts as a barrier to basic needs like education

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"I think this project has the power to change the world and I would like to see it move worldwide... To see children take charge of their education and be able to support themselves in this very, very simple and practical way, I think is extremely powerful. Because when you give a child that kind of illumination, they can excel better in school because they have the power to educate themselves."'

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