Solar Sister Girl Empowerment Program

Solar Sister is an agent of change, empowering women and girls living in energy poor communities by creating access to technology and economic opportunity. Solar Sister combines the breakthrough potential of solar technology with an Avon-style direct sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to the most remote communities in Africa. Solar Sister’s Girl Empowerment Program advances girls’ science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through deliberate strategies that connect learning with real-life experiences that incorporate technology and business skills, and provide expanded access to clean energy technologies that enhances girls’ educational performance. Working closely with a Solar Sister mentor, the girls learn about solar technology, environmental and health benefits of clean energy technologies and have the opportunity to participate in enterprise activities.

Impact

100 girls in a Girl’s Empowerment Program. The girls will receive training in entrepreneurship, business and sales skills, and solar energy, as well as basic education on the environmental, health, and livelihood impacts of climate change.