Community Development, Electrification & Energy, Environment & Sustainability, Indigenous Peoples |
Jun 24, 2023 |
Solar Hope is an NGO that provides solar and sustainable solutions to marginalized communities in the Philippines. Since 2017, they have lighted more than 2000 homes in remote and unelectrified areas in Region IV.
Project Tanglaw is Solar Hope's household electrification project that aims to light the households of remote and unelectrified areas. Part of Solar Hope's assessment if a community is fit for a Tanglaw project is through conduct of community ocular and profiling wherein the team visits the community for assessment. This is also to assess the logistics during the planning for the actual outreach.
Tanay, Rizal is one of the many areas that Solar Hope has been helping. More than 1000 homes have been lighted in Tanay alone. However, the mission is far from complete, there are still hundreds of households in Tanay that needs energy access.
Hence, we need your help in visiting these prospect communities in Tanay. Some of these communities would require river crossing and some trekking.
Volunteering Objectives: (Every volunteer could be involved in at least one of these activities) 1. Community Mapping - Visit the houses and map the key locations (brgy hall, school, health center, etc.).
2. Community Interview - interview the potential beneficiaries of households without energy access and how solar would benefit them.
3. Immersion - stay in the community and immerse on the activities and lifestyle of the beneficiaries.
4. Profiling - get the information of the beneficiaries together with the details of the whole communities (Challenges, Needs, Problems, etc) 5. Documentation - take photos and videos of the event and can create a short video or highlights of the event.
Tentative Date of Ocular Visit is on June 10, 2023. (Participants will be advised if date to be changed due to weather condition or other possible reason) More details on logistics would be provided to interested participants.
Join us as we explore new communities we could become beacons of hope!