Lighting For Literacy

Jess Salem, co-founder of Lighting for Literacy, teaches students about the lighting module.

Jess Salem, co-founder of Lighting for Literacy, teaches students about the lighting module.

Lighting for Literacy (LFL) is a humanitarian project for youth providing an educational pathway through math, science, and engineering. It is a joint venture between Los Gatos United Methodist Church and Los Gatos Morning Rotary.  Lighting kits are installed at our UMVIM mission site in Colonet, Mexico each Spring.  Through community partnerships, lights have reached homes, schools and orphanages in India and Africa, as well.

Lighting For Literacy Unit installed in a Colonet, Mexico home.

Lighting For Literacy Unit installed in a Colonet, Mexico home.

 

Mission

LFL’s goal is to engage local youth to become involved with the project to design units which will be installed throughout the world.

Company Overview

Through the exploration of science, engineering and math, teens learn how to build a sustainable, renewable lighting system capable of providing 2 to 3 hours of evening light to homes without electricity. The benefit of renewable lighting system enables students in underserved countries to have the opportunity to read and advance their educations.

Description

Lighting for Literacy Multiple has Benefits: 1) Collaborative partnerships introduce youth to science, math and engineering 2) Experienced leaders mentor teens. 3) By creating solutions for underserved countries youth experience Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self.”

General Information

LFL is a grass roots project collaboration between the Los Gatos Morning Rotary and the Los Gatos United Methodist Church. For more information please visit the Lighting for Literacy Humanitarian Project website and follow us on our Lighting for Literacy Facebook page as well to keep up to date with what’s going on with LFL.

Awards
-White House Administration Champions of Change Award,
-Rotary District 5170 Avenues of Service Project Fair Award,
-Rotary District 5170 Champion of Change Nomination,
-Clean Tech Open Youth STEM Showcase Project,
-County Board of Supervisors Commendation,
-City Of Los Gatos City Council Commendation,
-City of Monte Sereno City Council Commendation