Seeking student collaborators to join Solar Health Uganda in combatting energy challenges, poverty and offering climate change solutions at scale.
Solar Health Uganda (SHU) is a registered Ugandan-based non-profit organization working with local and international organizations to address entrenched energy poverty and climate change. Their primary partner is Let There Be Light International, a Buffalo-based aid organization that has helped more than 900,000 people in off-grid Africa gain access to solar energy in their homes and health clinics.
Solar Health Uganda leads a number of programs including: the Safe Births+ Healthy Homes project focused on improving maternal, and infant health outcomes; the Light for Literacy project focused on improving literacy outcomes for off-grid students; the Health Clinics solar electrification; the Women SET program where they train, establish and support women solar entrepreneurs; and project that distribute pico lights to vulnerable off-grid homesteaders. SHU also provides consultancy services to non-profits and social enterprise in renewable energy.
SHU works with a robust network of partners to assess the need in the communities; implement and monitor projects in the districts where projects are situated. These include the District Health Ministry, local leadership, Village Health Teams, local Community-Based Organizations, local Non-Government Organizations, and local Rotary Clubs.
Their projects touch on SDG7, SDG3, SDG4, and SDG13.
In its next phase of growth, SHU seeks to achieve scalability through formalizing and sharing its model. Toward this goal, SHU seeks student collaborators who can help communicate its work through digital information sharing and documentation. These efforts will help lay the foundation for future growth and impact.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||One semester|
|Start time||Spring 2022|
|Level of collaboration||Variable|
|Benefits||Academic credit or volunteer|
|Who is eligible ||All undergraduate students|
This project is for students interested in collaborating with a global Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
Please be sure you identify your project as a Global NGO Project when you sign up to start the digital badge.
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.