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Solar Lamps for Robert Sinyoka

This project aims to replace kerosene lamps with solar-based household lighting through an integrated approach of community mobilization and technological intervention to the residents of Robert Sinyoka, Zimbabwe, a peri-urban settlement which is neglected, almost forgotten and without electricity.

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It ran from 8:45 AM, 25 September 2016 to 12:35 PM, 28 November 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1148866)


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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing




Thousands of children from Robert Sinyoka in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) are at serious risk of not having the opportunity to complete primary education. Economic hardships, underdevelopment and drought in this specific area has resulted in non -existence of health services, trading shops and electricity. The area is distinctively identified by its dilapidated pole and dagga huts and can easily be mistaken as a rural area. Your gifts/donations will give these children an opportunity of a life time.


1. Improved Literacy rate - children will read after dark more easily and school work will improve 2. Improved Health issues - kerosene lamps fumes in poorly ventilated houses are a serious health problem. World Bank estimates that 780 million women and children breathing kerosene fumes inhale the equivalent of smoke from 2 packs of cigarettes a day. Solar lamps resolves these issues 3. Extends the Working day - allows businesses to operate during the evening and promotes local enterprises

  • 'I pray my son. I just pray. It’s only by the grace of God that I am still alive.'

    — Lizzi Mlalazi

  • 'I pray my son. I just pray. It’s only by the grace of God that I am still alive.'

    — Lizzi Mlalazi