Rotarians Provide Solar-powered Flashlights to Extend Night-reading Hours Without Electricity
Ivan Butterfield of Oyster Creek Rotary visited in August to invite participation in his club's solar powered flashlight program, which extends available night-reading hours when alternatives are either unavailable or too expensive. Oyster Creek Rotary is offering the flashlights to all preschool aged children in Stafford, Texas, on a BOGO (buy one, get one) basis.
Numerous other Rotary clubs are shipping them to third-world countries where children spend the day working and families can't afford either electricity, kerosene, or candles at night. Solar-powered flashlights are part of Rotary's literacy efforts and represent one of the strongest pillars in our vision to light the world through education. Butterfield is pictured (far right) with the BSWH Haiti water-team members Surpris Cherazard, John Freeman, and Don Beckner. Donated lights go to people in need around the world, with Haiti being a major recipient right now. Click for More Information or to DONATE to the 'Light Haiti' project.