Students in off-grid areas receive solar-powered lamps

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THOUSANDS of students in areas that have no electricity will now be able to study or do their assignments even at night.

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This became possible after the One Meralco Foundation (OMF) distributed at least 2,000 portable solar-powered lamps to students in off-grid public schools whose students have limited time to study at night.

One Meralco Foundation and the Department of Education (DepEd) recently launched the “One Child, One Lamp” project to provide students in off-grid areas with solar-powered lamps to help them extend their study time.

The lamps were given by Meralco employees and the power distributors’ corporate partners.

The project was part of the LightEd PH campaign of the DepEd that aims to improve the academic performance of the students from remote areas, particularly those who have no access to electricity.

One Meralco Foundation said additional solar lamps will be distributed in the first quarter of 2016.

Such lamps are seen as good alternative power sources to fuel-based lighting or kerosene lamps in the poorest communities.

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