Lives lit up with handmade Solar Lights

Posted by | Feb 19, 2019 |

The Inner Wheel Club of Jodhpur, rolled out a Solar Lamp Project in collaboration with Public Art Lab Berlin, in the year 2017.

 The project aims at providing a cheap and alternative source of light to houses of the underprivileged that do not have a 24-hour power supply in form of handmade solar lamps. Government school students and refugees were trained to assemble a solar lamp out of waste plastic bottles and solar panels in simple circuitry.

The project was adjudged the 2nd runner up at the International Inner Wheel Convention 2018 at Melbourne, Australia and was featured in the International Inner Wheel Magazine 2017-18 as well as on the cover of the project bank book 2017-18. 

Inner Wheel Club of Jodhpur has conducted workshops in District 314, Dist.309 and Dist. 305, for training prospective trainers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Shilpa Mridul, spearheading the project, aims to conduct more such workshops across India and the globe. This is a pro-bono initiative for the underprivileged to provide alternate sources of energy

Abiding by this year’s theme, “Empower and Evolve” a training centre was set up at Soorsagar, Jodhpur where women have been trained to make solar lights to help them earn their livelihood.

IWC Jodhpur would like to scale into many more geographies and help in making solar lamps a sustainable alternative electricity model. 

 

Shilpa Mridul - President