Turn on a Light


For some time Anthony Karinge – CES Education Officer has been promoting more sustainable forms of energy. The Centre makes fuel blocks for small stoves using old paper and cardboard.  Anthony has also made a DIY solar hot water system to demonstrate the potential of solar heating which we are also installing on the Lodge cottages as funding allows. We are also making solar lighting available to individuals, schools and communities and our new sponsorship scheme enabling visitors to Elsamere, well-wishers and commercial companies to cover the cost of buying and distributing solar lights to deserving individuals.

Sponsorship starts at £UK10 ($US15) for a single basic lighting unit. Use of solar energy in this way offers so many benefits – enabling children to study in the evening, reducing demand on kerosene and saving money, and above all helping to combat climate change which is already impacting on many rural communities. Lights are on display at Elsamere and if you’d like to sponsor a child, email us for more details. Donations can be gift aided.