During the Schools for Salone visit to Sierra Leone, we installed solar lights at three schools: Masanga SLMB, Masanga SDA, and Makali. These solar lights are new systems purchased through Easy Solar, a company started in Sierra Leone by a former Peace Corps volunteer. Each system comes with a solar panel, battery pack, and 3 lights with switches. Each light has multiple brightness settings, and will last 4-24 hours per day’s charge depending on brightness setting. Each system is $60 and lasts for approximately five years. We had the opportunity to try the lights, and they work incredibly well! These systems are a lower-cost, more efficient, and higher quality solar solution that is perfect for illuminating our schools. Each community where we installed solar was so thrilled to have extra light to study by!
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