Independent project shines light on poverty issues in Kenya

Oxford’s Academy Youth Philanthropy Worldwide team from Cypress, California has worked to support the Just One Lamp organization.

Team members work diligently to create materials for Oxford’s Awareness Week

Team members work diligently to create materials for Oxford’s Awareness Week

The organization finds low-income communities in Kenya and provide them with a free set of solar lanterns that were created with local materials. Through training the youth in manufacturing, Just One Lamp is able to promote the communities’ economic self-sufficiency, as they provide a source of income for the youth and insure that the use of local resources also circulates the profits. Just One Lamp also guides the communities as they decide which future economic ventures to support.

oxThe Oxford team understands that to start the cycle donations are necessary, so they have rallied for support from their peers. Through a week-long awareness week, they were able to educate their community on the need for efficient economic developing in multiple parts of the world—and the direct connection between their aid and the success of these communities.