With the assistance of Alex FM, Ukhuni identified 500 high school learners attending different schools across Alexandra who had no access to electricity. Studying after dark was near impossible, jeopardising these children’s prospects of achieving academically.
To commemorate World Environment Day in June 2011, Ukhuni invited all clients, suppliers and stakeholders to participate in THE SHINE CAMPAIGN. Each was asked to sponsor one solar-powered desk lamp per learner.
The response was overwhelming, and in October 2011 Ukhuni staff, clients and suppliers handed over the lamps at the Alexandra Community Centre.
Learners’ progress is monitored with the assistance of school principals.