The Roots & Shoots student club, at the Bilingual Canadian International School (BCIS), as part of the Canadian International School System, is honoured to share the winning proposal for the CanCham Canada Green Day 2017 environmental initiative student competition.
Our project, “The Light of Knowledge”, combines a sustainable energy solution with education. We raise money to import portable, personal solar lanterns to give away to those communities in need with books, thereby incorporating an education feature into our environmental initiative project.
We intend on making partnership with existing NGOs who already have established contacts and projects in areas that we can support and that can benefit from our project.
We would like to express our deepest thanks to the Executive Board and members of Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam for this wonderful opportunity to make a difference in Vietnam.
We would also welcome any and all support from the chamber’s community, both financially and socially through contacts and leads that will help us make the Light of Knowledge an ongoing success. Please see below for additional details of our project.
Our goals are:
- To provide clean and sustainable light energy to those who have no electricity or have to use kerosene lamps to light their homes
- To decrease the number of health issues for people who suffer from breathing in kerosene gas
- To promote literacy and education by giving books with solar lanterns
- To reduce and combat global issues such as, global warming and preventable health issues cause by breathing in kerosene gas
- To bring more attention to the global issue of climate change
- To research and bring additional environmental products to Vietnam
We hope to:
- Improve the standard of living for people
- Improve the health for people by reducing the amount of kerosene being breathed in (both children and adults), resulting in a reduction in the number of diseases caused by using kerosene lamps over time.
- Increase safety for children who might need to walk a significant distance in darkness
- Increase the economic situation of families, who will be able to use money that they would normally have to spend on oil, could now be used for food, clothing, medicine, education and other more necessary needs
- Increase literacy
Check back for updates to The Light of Knowledge initiative!