Students hope to boost Nepal's literacy rate with lights

01/6/2009 | London Free Press (Ontario), The

Two London, Ontario, high-school students will travel to Nepal in April to replace oil lamps, which are still used for light in some villages, with solar panels and LED bulbs in an effort to boost literacy rates there. The trip is organised through the Light Up the World Foundation, and one student said the lights will offer a less expensive and more practical way for children to read at night.

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