Nairobi Serena Hotel and SunnyMoney have partnered together with the sole aim of eradicating kerosene lamps from rural Kenya.
The campaign ‘hotel room to classroom’ will enable guests of Nairobi Serena Hotel to participate by donating USD 10 or more to purchase a solar light.
The money collected will be used to purchase solar lights from SunnyMoney. The lights will then be donated to primary schools in communities surrounding Serena Hotels in off grid regions across the country. In the selected schools the solar lights will be used by students sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Examinations (K.C.P.E.).
Only 7% of Kenya’s rural population have access to electricity and people have to use expensive paraffin or candles for light. Without light, opportunities for earning, learning and socialising are severely limited. The productive day is cut short so that children cannot study, parents cannot work and families cannot enjoy time together after the sun sets.
SunnyMoney solar lights have a lifespan of up to 5 years. One solar light has the ability to improve the lives of about 6 people, save a family over KES 20,000 (Approx USD 200) and prevent the release of up half a tonne of CO2 into the atmosphere. In addition to this, the students using solar lights in the evenings are able to increase their study time by 1200 hours.