Projects

Back

WakaWaka Light & Powers Distribution to Syrian Refugees

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

WakaWaka Light & Powers Distribution to Syrian Refugees

Categories

Technology field of reference: Lighting, Powering

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food Security, Education, Health, Early Recovery & Livelihoods, Shelter, Telecommunications

Population type: Refugee

Category of funders: Not Available


Project Description

Waka Waka Powers and Lights were provided to Syr­i­an refugees cross­ing the bor­ders of Jordan, Ir­aq, Tur­key and Le­ban­on. The sol­ar-powered devices al­low them to charge their phones and con­nect with fam­ily mem­bers who are caught in the hor­rors of the civil wars. They also en­able them to safely see, study, move about, cook, read and gath­er in dark­ness without the risk of tent fires due to ker­osene lights. 3600 Waka Lights and 4150 WakaWaka Powers were distributed. The project took place in Akçakale, Turkey.

Location

Starting and ending date

From 01/01/2013

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

7750 Syrian refugees

Names of implementing partners

Waka Waka

Funding sources

N/A