“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
To many of us, Martin Luther King Jr. was a beacon of light in the dark. Dr. King connected people through the Civil Rights Movement and brought them together to fight for good.
By now, we’re all aware of the most disastrous threat to our planet: climate change. When we learned about this looming topic in eight grade science, we were told that we could reduce our own carbon footprint and make a difference by simply changing our habits. Yet personally, I felt that there was more I could be doing…. In order to make a bigger and more lasting impact, I know we must go beyond our own individual lives.
I attended a solar workshop hosted by Little Sun Foundation on Monday January 20th (MLK Day), and it opened my eyes to an opportunity of making a difference in both my life and as well as someone else's. Not only could we provide a literal light to an off-grid community in Burma (Myanmar), but we could also bring another form of light: hope. Our community has already begun to discuss plans for solar workshops at local elementary schools, middle schools, and community centers.
Jezuba’s goal this year is to raise funds to replace 3,800 kerosene lamps with solar LED lamps for school children in Myanmar. Through our love for helping others to fight, rather than hate, Jezuba and Little Sun Foundation will help tackle the world climate issue and poverty together.
Please join us in our effort and contact us to host a solar workshop in your community. It will give us an opportunity to spread hope and empower us to make a positive impact on our future and environment.
High School Intern