LED Africa is a non-profit charitable organization started in 2009 whose primary mission has been to provide solar powered lighting systems to rural secondary schools in Malawi. These lighting systems allow students at the schools to study in the evening. So far donations have allowed LED Africa to install this lighting system at 20 secondary schools.
LED Africa works in partnership with the schools to keep the lighting systems running year after year. Schools pay an annual fee which helps to cover the costs for the LED Africa Malawian team to provide maintenance and to replace batteries. This fee is typically less than what schools have been spending on kerosene for their old lanterns.
In 2013 LED Africa started its Science For All project in order to provide our partner secondary schools with math and science textbooks, as well as basic science demonstration equipment. To date $25,000 worth of textbooks and science equipment have been purchased for the schools.
The president, Ray Penner, is a member of the science faculty at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Ray has lived and taught at both secondary schools and universities in Africa. His experience has shown him the great potential that Africa has and that the key to unlocking this potential is education.
For more information please contact:
Ray Penner, President
Tel: (250) 753-3245 ext. 2336