How LightGiver is impacting an 100y/o grandpa's life

EcoVation Bangladesh, Shanjidul Alam Seban Shaan

In the remote area of Ukhiya Cox’s Bazar, a 100-year-old grandpa still finds solace in reading the holy book, Qur’an, every day. Despite not having access to electricity in his house, he has continued with his daily prayers and readings. That is until a group of local youths, trained in the production of solar lamps, gifted him a sustainable and affordable solar lamp made out of bamboo and other materials. The gift brought immense joy to the grandpa as the bright light allowed him to read the Qur’an with ease and comfort.
This gift was made possible through the Livelihood and Skill Development program implemented by EcoVation in partnership with A Liter of Light and funded by the MDRT Foundation. The program aims to empower local communities in Ukhiya by training young people in the production and distribution of solar lamps. The program has already trained 25 young people who have gone on to produce sustainable and affordable lamps, like the one gifted to the grandpa.
The program’s impact is crucial, given the challenging circumstances faced by the region. The influx of Rohingya refugees, estimated at 7 million people, has put immense pressure on the already limited resources in the area. The lack of access to electricity is a significant challenge for both the refugees and the local population. The solar lamps produced by the program provide a vital source of light for households, making it easier for them to carry out daily activities.

The Livelihood and Skill Development program implemented by EcoVation and partners is a shining example of how sustainable and affordable technology can help communities thrive. In addition to providing access to light, the program also creates economic opportunities for young people in the area, helping to build a brighter and more sustainable future for the region.

In conclusion, the story of the 100-year-old grandpa is a testament to the transformative power of sustainable technology. The Livelihood and Skill Development program implemented by EcoVation in partnership with A Liter of Light and funded by the MDRT Foundation is making a meaningful impact in the lives of people in Ukhiya Cox’s Bazar. By providing access to sustainable and affordable lighting solutions, the program is improving the quality of life for both the refugees and the local community.