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.
Now that spring is in full swing, the warm weather is wonderful motivation to bring your team outdoors and make a local impact. Service projects and volunteering opportunities make for great team bonding experiences that also help strengthen your local community.