buildOn volunteers visit villages in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Nepal, Nicaragua, Malawi, Mali, and Senegal to build schools and promote literacy, especially among women. buildOn has built more than 1,400 schools to date!
Now we’re back with an update from buildOn about how the lights have impacted the work they’re doing in Malawi.
Katherine Swan Stoner, a volunteer with buildOn, brought LuminAID's PackLite Nova USB lights on a recent trek to Malawi. On this trek, she visited the village of Mphowe, and saw firsthand the impact that portable solar light can have.
The lights were wonderful to share with our host family who has no electricity. Our host mother was able to see while cooking and we were able to see each other during dinner. It's winter in Malawi, so completely dark by 6:45pm, and the lanterns are life changing for our family. The children will be able to study after completing their chores and after it's dark.” - Katherine Swan Stoner, buildOn volunteer
LuminAID is proud to support buildOn in the critical work they are doing to improve education and spread literacy around the world.
In addition to making their software tools free or low-cost for nonprofits, many companies are also publishing guides on how to effectively transition to remote work and collaborate while staying home. If you're leading your nonprofit through a transition like this, we wanted to put together some resources that will help you see what others have done, and understand best practices for your organization's security, productivity, and communications to stakeholders.
With many nonprofits shifting to remote work abruptly due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, we've prioritized adding new remote work options and tools to the resources we share. As you review the software below, note that there may be different levels of discounts for nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 versus nonprofits actively working on a cure or frontline healthcare for COVID-19. Do you know about a resource we should add to this list? You can submi...