Texas Rotarians light the way to a better future

By Steve Welch, president of the Rotary Club of Northwest Austin, Texas, USA

In the squatter’s village of San Mateo, Belize, my Rotary club is providing solar lights for more than 100 school children who previously attempted to study by candle light. We are working in partnership with the Grid Earth Project, which was founded by members of our club, a charity dedicated to providing solar powered lighting to replace other dangerous light sources used in remote areas of the world. Continue reading

Lighting up homes in Belize

Solar lamps for belize

Villagers in Belize receive solar powered lamps from the Rotary Club of Huntsville, Texas, USA, and The Grid Earth Project.

By the Rotary Club of Huntsville, Texas, USA

The use of kerosene for providing light in homes results in over one million deaths every year, in addition to countless burn injuries, respiratory illnesses, asphyxia, and visual impairment.

The Rotary Club of Huntsville, Texas, USA, recently joined forces with an Austin based non-profit organization called The Grid Earth Project to provide solar powered household lamps to the village of Gracie Rock, Belize.

Gracie Rock is a small village located on the banks of the Sibun River near the Pecarry Hills of Belize; its inhabitants have traditionally hunted and lived off the land. Many of the villagers use kerosene to light their homes. Continue reading