Panasonic Corporation Donates 120 Solar Lanterns to brighten health and education services in Guyana

 Photo Credit: UNDP Guyana

Panasonic Corporation in Japan has donated one hundred and twenty (120) solar lanterns to Guyana as part of its 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project, which would provide light to off-grid communities extending the duration of social services such as medical services, schools, and ensuring women’s safety at night.

The donation was facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the Ministry of Finance.

The lanterns were handed over to the Ministries of Public Health and Education and will be further distributed in off-grid communities in Regions 1, 7, 8 and 9 to health facilities to facilitate midwives providing safe delivery and neonatal care as well as assist community health workers in adequately managing emergencies at night.

Additionally, school dormitories and teachers’ quarters will use the lanterns in order to provide continuous lighting for increased safety of students and teachers and extend the duration of study. Read more >>>