- Thomas Huth
Together with EFF and Miss Uganda, Village Power launches campaign to light up 10,000 Village Homes
Updated: Mar 28, 2019
Empowering the Future Foundation, a not-for-profit organization and Village Power Uganda together with the Miss Uganda Foundation and MAAD McCann have today launched a strategic campaign to help light up 10,000 rural homes for disadvantaged families across Uganda.
The campaign, dubbed “Power a Home Campaign’’, will benefit over 50,000 people from selected districts across Uganda.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Thomas Huth, one of the founders of Empowering the Future Foundation (EFF) – elaborated on why he, together with his partners, joined this cause and called upon Ugandans to be part of this campaign.
‘’Having invested in Africa through our Village Power Group, and as the majority shareholders in Village Power Uganda over the last 5 years, we realized that despite our efforts to transform people’s lives in the country through the provision of quality solar products, many families still have a major need and requirement for solar and other related products, but cannot afford to pay for them due to the low levels of income and poverty in the country among other things.
“It is because of this reason that we decided to start this initiative with the aim of bringing everyone together to create a positive impact in the society we live in,” he said. ‘’At Village Power, we believe that everybody can have a better life and we empower them to do so by building a customer centric last mile distribution and service network for solar systems and energy efficient appliances. Access to electricity is a major driver for positive development. This campaign is in line with our values and objectives. Each family will receive a 4-light Village Power Solar Home System, fully installed, with a 2 year on site warranty and after sales service.’’ said Mr. Ali Balunywa, Managing Director Village Power Uganda during the launch event at Hotel Africana Kampala.
“Statistics suggest that the poor education results from rural schools are majorly a result of children not being able to revise in the night, as well as living in very unhealthy environments among other things. “The girl child who cannot leave home at night to go to a nearby place that has electricity to read has suffered the most. This, among other reasons, is why we have teamed up with EFF, and Village Power Uganda to ensure that we create visible change in our society through this campaign and partnership.” said Brenda Nanyonjo CEO Miss Uganda Foundation.
The Miss Uganda Foundation will use this campaign as an avenue to promote and improve the education standards, and general health and safety, especially for the girl child, in these identified disadvantaged families across the country.
Speaking at the launch, the reigning Miss Uganda & Miss World Africa 2018 Quiin Abenakyo on behalf of the Academy of Queens expressed her excitement for being part of a cause that is very close to her heart. “Having grown up seeing many young girls from many disadvantaged families failing to have the opportunity to read or even progress in their education as a result of lack of light, which in some cases has led to early teenage pregnancy when these girls drop out of school, together we can actively change this trend by contributing in any way we can to power up 10,000 homes! We are ready to light Uganda and empower 50,000 people over the next twelve months!
“It costs only UGX 550,000 (USD 150) for you to transform someone’s life permanently by providing a fully connected quality solar system. Please join us as we fundraise and achieve this goal’’ she said.
The campaign will start from Mayuge District proceed to the other selected districts across the country.
Contributions to the campaign can be sent to 0707991177, 0787064756 in the name of: Empowering the Future Foundation Limited via mobile money or by direct bank deposit;
Account Name: Empowering the Future Foundation (EFF) Bank: Stanbic Bank
Account Number: 9030015815506
About Empowering the Future Foundation:
Empowering the Future Foundation (EFF), is a not for profit organization created with the aim of creating partnerships that actively work towards improving the lives of less privileged individuals in society, and to promote and support a range of environmentally friendly and renewable energy projects and initiatives with the long-term view of making the areas we work in carbon neutral communities.www.empowering-the-future.org
About Village Power:
Headquartered in Switzerland, Village Power is proud to provide families and small businesses withenvironmentally friendly, reliable, and cost-effective access to quality off-grid power solutions in the form of Solar Home Systems and energy efficient appliances. Village Power Uganda’s goal is to empower 5 Million Ugandans by 2030. www.village-power.ug
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