It is always heartening to hear of brands within the interior design industry that are doing their part to help those in need, and the news which comes from Decorex exhibitors Light IQ is truly inspirational.
Solar Aid, winners of the Google Global Impact award, are a charitable organisation striving to improve the lives of pupils living in desolate parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, by providing clean and affordable solar lighting to schools in off-grid areas.
Light IQ are the first lighting brand to get involved with the project, and have achieved their fundraising target for 2013, raising the much needed funds to install solar powered lighting kits in Chigawi school, North Malawi.
For the local pupils this means more opportunity for longer hours of study, leading to better results and a brighter future for all.
Rebecca Weir, Light IQ’s Design Director, is passionate about the project. “This is a breakthrough approach to lighting classrooms in rural Africa, replacing traditional, toxic, and expensive Kerosene lamps”.
With only 9% of people in Sub-Saharan Africa having any access to electricity, this is definitely a worthwhile project, and it is fantastic to see one of our own exhibitors so dedicated to the cause.
Richard Turner, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at SolarAid is thrilled with their achievements so far, “We are delighted to be partnering with Light IQ who share our passion for a brighter future. Their fund-raising efforts to solar light Chigawi school will have a dramatic impact on this community”.
We wish both Solar Aid and Light IQ the very best of luck with future fundraising and projects. More information about the innovative work of Solar Aid can be found here.