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School children living in semi-urban, rural, and off-grid areas in India struggle to study at night as they have to depend on dangerous and polluting kerosene lamps and face health and fire hazards. One Child One Light (OCOL) is an initiative of Thrive Solar with a mission to support every underprivileged child's right to education by giving a safe, clean and low cost Solar LED study light that can be recharged easily using solar panels.
OCOL’s Solar LED Study Lights help children study in a bright and pollution free environment, away from dangers due to burn accidents and the drudgery of using dirty and polluting kerosene lamps resulting in increased study hours during the night.
So far, with the help of various partners and sponsors, nearly 15,00,000 School Children have benefited from the OCOL Programme and are helping conserve nearly 5.4 Million Litres of Kerosene and preventing 13.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every month. Networking with large NGOs and academic institutions has resulted in large scale implementation of the initiative where nearly 1 million children would benefit through the programme.
The programme aims to reach nearly 13 Crore children with the help from NGOs, Funding Agencies, Government and social philanthropists.