Let there be light

    Great Lighting ideas from IMC Weekendschool (Netherlands)


    As part of our Greater Together Program I've joined one of the three sessions Philips Lighting Netherlands has set-up for IMC Weekendschool. IMC Weekend School, founded in 1998, introduces children aged 10 to 14 from disadvantaged neighborhoods and often of migration background to the world of work through passionate professionals acting as volunteers. It has 10 branches throughout the Netherlands. It is expanding globally (Brussels, Hong Kong).

    Philips Lighting foundation has started an initiative to fight energy inequality through education, will tackle the barriers of affordability availability and usability that have halted the PV panel deployment. They have partnered up with LEDsafari, to create the technical, practical and business capacities needed to adopt and unleash the PV potential. With the creation of training for trainers module on solar PVs, these will be properly installed and used leading to a cheap, clean, secure and reliable source of energy. This training module will increase the Energy Security of disconnected villages or people improving their quality of life considerably, opening possibilities and creating new opportunities for an actual sustainable future.

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