Families in Sitio Amakan in Tagbilaran City will no longer be left in the dark.
Children from the off-grid sitio learned how to craft homemade solar lamps through the Eco-Tabang Solar Lamps Workshop of the Sustainable Energy and Enterprise Development for Communities (SEED4Com).
According to SEED4Com executive director Dann Diez, they taught children, who were assisted by their parents, how to make solar lamps at the Island City Mall on Friday as part of the mall’s 15th anniversary celebration.
“This was in celebration for the 15th year anniversary of ICM where we were invited by Ms. Guy to host this workshop as their way to provide basic lighting for the homes of the families at Sitio Amakan,” said Diez.
Other than a new skill, 35 assembled solar lamps were also given to the participating families.
SEED4Com also conducted a lecture on renewable energy, climate change mitigation and measures to lessen use of fossil fuels during the event.
The organization, through its Project Enkindle Hero of Light, has been conducting training for the assembly of solar lamps and installation of solar rooftop for five years.
“Kami naghandle sa Eco-Tabang Solar Lamps Workshop. If naay interested to host us, we can come back sab. Naka hatag na mi ani sa Jao Island [Talibon] na solar lamps also last year,” said Diez.
SEED4Com, which was founded in 2014, is a non-stock, non-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
“Our SEED4Com started in 2014 to provide energy solutions to disaster-hit areas after typhoon Yolanda and we do have ongoing programs in Jao Island such as supporting in the E-learning and mobile education, repairs of houses and build toilets with local and international volunteers,” Diez said.