The ENGIE Foundation, which initiated the innovative and transversal “Schools, Lights and Rights” program with its historical partner La Voix De l’Enfant, decided to continue and develop it in a third phase in 2019-2020.

So, these are:

More than 21,000 additional portable solar lamps to be distributed in 9 countries: Afghanistan, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, India, Madagascar, Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo and Laos. These solar lights will allow children to do their homework at night, read and be safe on their way home from school. These solar lights will be donated to local schools and associations to distribute to children and ensure their proper use. Renewable energy and environmental awareness will also be provided to these children, as well as to local populations.

More than 161,000 additional civil status records should be completed. Since the introduction of this program in 2015, we count the establishment of more than 1 million civil states for children attending these schools: registration of children in civil status and awareness activities with families and local authorities.

2 to 3 schools and additional reception facilities should be electrified in collaboration with Energy Assistance France, an NGO within the ENGIE Group (symbol of the voluntary commitment of employees who put their skills at the service of humanitarian projects).

This program combines access to energy, education and civil rights. It is why it is innovative and its digitization for the registration of the civil states will make it exponential.

Because the world of tomorrow cannot be conceived without light, because energy is a condition for access to education, health, economic activity, and well-being, because the establishment of civil states allows every child to be protected and to have access to his rights, the ENGIE Foundation continues the deployment of this flagship program!

“These little lamps do not look like anything, but they change the life” (Martine BROUSSE – President of La Voix De l’Enfant).