March 6, 2011:
Ximena Prugue and Stephany Torres of GTGL distribute solar-powered mini BoGo lights to students at the Bhil Academy in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh, India. GTGL distributed 82 flashlights to the students from grade six to nine, as well as many staff members at the school. The Bhil Academy is a boarding school, so the students sleep in hostels at night. When it comes to lighting, they rely on a few dim bulbs to light up the entire hostel for approx 300 students, but nothing bright enough to properly study (as if being motivated to study was hard enough!).
The lights were purchased through a grant from the Clinton Global Initiative University. Working with the Bhil Academy and CGIU, Giving the Green Light is committed to providing each incoming 6th grader with their own solar-powered flashlight.