Light for better learning and sports


    May 21, 2020


    During one of the first projects that I had the privilege of working on as CSR Manager for Latin America, Signify was to coordinate the delivery of lighting to the homes for children, run by the NGO Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (literally translated as Our Little Brothers). 

    NPH is notable for creating a loving and safe family environment for children living in extreme conditions. They have five homes in Mexico with more than 720 children, and several others in countries across South America.

    NPH is dedicated to improving the lives of children. From the start, they have been helping young people in difficult circumstances by providing them with a safe shelter as well as focusing on nutrition, education, healthcare, protection, professional development and many other areas.

    In some cases, local circumstances demand a response to children's needs that are specific to the location, e.g. preventing children from being drawn into criminal gang activities.

    Following discussions with the NPH, management team and Signify Foundation, it became apparent that the lighting at the homes could be much improved, while transitioning to energy-efficient LED lighting would reduce the energy bill, allowing much-needed funds to be redirected to other urgent needs.

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    With this new technology, they are able to save more than USD 4,000 annually, which they are now able to spend on the education and other needs of the children. We look forward to collaborating with NPH in the future to explore how we could enable electrician training to provide these young people with an additional avenue for employment, allowing them to build a stable future for themselves.

    With this new technology they’re saving more than USD 4,000 annually, which they are now able to spend on the education and other needs of the children."

    About the author:

    Daniela Restrepo

    Daniela Restrepo 


    Internal communications specialist, Brazil

    For further information, please contact:

    Signify Global Integrated Communications
    Neil Pattie
    Tel: + 31 6 15 08 48 17

    About Signify


    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2019 sales of EUR 6.2 billion, we have approximately 38,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been named Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for three years in a row. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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