George Pindua put it: ‘If you want to have a very good performance, students need an extra time to review what they have studied at school, and it is possible to improve the performance of the students with Lighting’. (the TAMAA Case study). The service, Safe and Healthy Lighting, reduces the serious indoor air problems due to the use of traditional kerosene lamps. In addition, this Lighting service makes Education, Jobs, and Micro to medium-sized businesses possible in the evening. Lighting is based on the LED lights and solar panels, which are considered stable technologies, and this service provides a safe and healthy environment for schools, hospitals, working environments in firms and other buildings, among others, as well as for public areas.
As Majok Kariom stated about Lighting: ‘Today, in my country children sit under a tree, you put them in cold and in hot, they are in some places totally in the dark, but if you give them a place to sit and you manage to offer this energy, we have already invested in the next generation. If you provide this energy system, this will improve 100% the quality of education, and you see them manage to increase their knowledge and capacity, so our future is really in hands of education.’ (the TAMAA Case study).
Preliminary, secondary, and tertiary educations, as well as apprenticeship contracts harness community members with opportunities to achieve their full potential, self-actualization, and to be full members of society. In a flourishing community, they can gratify their social needs, have opportunities to empower others, and work together in collaborative learning communities.
We have conducted the TAMAA Case study, which provides you more about education, other basic needs, community empowerment and development, Available: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-60-3714-1
Photo: Karel Prinsloo/ARETE/UNESCO, http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002266/226662e.pdf, solar lamp Airam, https://www.airam.fi/en/, modified R.Saarinen, 2015