ABOUT US

Organization Overview

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The purpose of Lighting For Learning is to mitigate poverty in underserved populations. Lighting For Learning is a non-profit organization established in 2010. It is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization (EIN-46-1389985).

The Strategic Intent

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As defined in the United Nations’ 1997 Human Development Report, the largest contributor to world poverty is a lack of education. To obtain a good education, students need to be able to study in an environment conducive to learning. After sundown in many developing countries without access to a proper electrical power grid, the only source of lighting is from candles or kerosene lanterns.

The Value Proposition

We provide solar power for learners of all ages in locations where electricity is unreliable or scarce. It has developed an intricate supply chain that provides its stakeholders with cost-effective, turnkey, solar power solutions and thereby is able to improve the likelihood that these stakeholders will be able to improve their standard of living. Because of our process and methodologies, we are able to achieve this in locations and in ways other government organizations cannot.

The
Vision

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Lighting For Learning provides end-to-end solar power solutions to businesses, governments and non-government organizations interested in improving the quality of life of anyone living in energy poverty. This desire to improve the lives of underserved populations continues to guide the work of the organization.

MEET THE TEAM

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Patrick Shandonay

As the founder and Managing Director for Lighting for Learning, Patrick has been engaging in various solar-based projects for the past decade. Besides working with L4L, Patrick also is a consultant and provides Operations, Engineering and Technical Support for the Non-Profit and Social Enterprise Sector

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Vikram Jayakumar

Vikram is the project manager for Lighting for Learning's initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region. Since joining in 2019, Vikram has helped facilitate discussions over the potential Rohingya Wash station project and the Indian Dairy Project. Vikram also oversees the research behind each project.

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