Shortlisted Candidate in Switzerland

Training to build your own solar lamp

LEDsafari has developed an award winning (Forbes 30under30, EIT (EU) CHANGE award) make-it-yourself solar lamp training. With this training, students/youth make their own solar lamp that they can use, and understand how it works. We provide energy access and STEM education in developing countries.

The Problem

In India, 350 million students that are unable to study after sun-down or only with the use of potentially toxic kerosene lamps. We can see this problem in many developing countries. Existing clean solutions (such as solar lamps) are expensive and non-repairable at the village level. Also, there is no room for local innovation and the technology is often pushed on them without considering the socio-cultural aspect.

The Solution

We have developed a DIY low cost solar lamp for students in developing countries. It comes with a training and high qaulity components. 

We teach them through a unique pedagogical way so that they have a complete understanding of the circuit and the design process. We also promote entrepreneuship through this process. We use an online platfom which is available (constantly evolving) in multi-languages (right now Hindi, English and French) and use high quality videos and graphics to teach our lessons. These videos are based on analogies to nature which makes it easy to grasp the concepts.

Now we are expanding this platform to other techologies (solar mobile charger,water purifier). We use this platform to train teachers and our partners trainers.