Crimson Academy Rwanda

450 primary stu­dents of the Crim­son Academy in Kagina Rwanda have re­ceived a WakaWaka through joint ef­fort of the How Far Found­a­tion and the WakaWaka Found­a­tion. Be­cause Rwanda is loc­ated near the equat­or it gets dark around 6 ‘0 clock in the even­ing. Only 21% of the pop­u­la­tion is con­nec­ted to the grid which means that the ma­jor­ity of the pop­u­la­tion lives in the dark after sun­set or is forced to use al­tern­at­ive sources of light­ing to il­lu­min­ate their homes. Con­sequently chil­dren are not able to do home­work after sun­set or are forced to study with the little light provided by candles or ker­osene lamps. The WakaWaka lights provides the stu­dents of Crim­son Academy suf­fi­cient light­ing to study dur­ing the even­ing and thus im­prove their school grades.