LITER of LIGHT

Imagine. Imagine spending your next one month without any electricity. Can you visualize it? How will you charge you phones and laptops? What about ACs, TV and refrigerators? Scared to imagine it, right?

Imagine. Imagine spending your next one month without any electricity. Can you visualize it? How will you charge you phones and laptops? What about ACs, TV and refrigerators? Scared to imagine it, right?

But do you know more than a quarter of the world's population lives in darkness?

This is what Liter of Light tackles. Liter of Light is a global, grassroots movement committed to providing affordable, sustainable solar light to people with limited or no access to electricity. 

In August 2017, DF in collaboration with Liter of Light (Global) and Liter of Light (Bangalore) took an initiative of illuminating the dark, barren bylanes of two villages in Bhubaneswar, Odisha which had never seen electricity before. Teams of DF, Liter of Light (Global) and Liter of Light (Bangalore) self-manufactured the low-cost lamps, street lights and lanterns making use of waste Pepsi bottles to light up the villages via solar-power. These ecologically sustainable, solar powered, street lights were then installed in different parts of the village. Study lamps and lanterns were distributed among the village-residents for use at night by children and families and night.

Impact

The project was successfully implemented in two villages of Odisha in the year. 2017. We managed to install 10 street lights, distributed 40 study lamps and gave out 24 lanterns to the families of a remote village in Bhubaneswar.

AAHAR

“I see places lit up, with glee and I know it’s the biggest festive season in India”

Just, when the country indulged itself into the festivities of Dusshera, Durga Puja and Navratri this year, we had different plans. In September 2017, DF embarked its journey of touching lives in Mumbai. On the occasion of Dusshera, we had organized a two-day Food Donation drive “Ahaar” for the blind, homeless and children of the EWS (economically weaker sections) of the society across Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.  The idea of Aahar was that when the whole country is celebrating the event of Navaratri, Durga Puja and Dussehra, these children should get a chance to celebrate too!  Aahar was carried out in association with its food partner BOX8 which sponsored freshly cooked, warm meals for the blind and homeless children across the city. The whole drive was completed successfully with the help of our fabulous volunteers, feeding 250 children in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.   Nobody can, and should be left to enjoy on an empty stomach.

Impact

The whole drive was successfully completed in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, witnessing over 250 bellies burping with scrumptious food.

KHWAISH-E-SHIKSHA

Desire-ites gathered together to donate stationery items and our customized notebooks to disadvantaged kids which they’d require in the course of their education. This helped us reinforce the message of importance of education in Damna Hat Basti and a slum near IIT Kharagpur (West Bengal).

Impact

Over 300 underprivileged kids were provided with an education kit as a part of this project to nudge them towards education.