Solar Lamp: This little light of mine

At 15, Rahma is unlike most other Somali girls. She?s in school, learning at a school in a camp for internally displaced people. Most of girls her age have either dropped out or never been to school in the first place ? many are already married too. Through a World Vision programme, Rahma was able to receive solar lamps that would be of use to her in the night for lighting as well as doing her remedial studies. ?My life has changed because I am now learning,? says Rahma. ?Sometimes it?s just a simple thing that makes the difference between a child staying or dropping out of school,? says Regina Marete, World Vision?s commodities officer in a World Vision Somalia and UNOCHA education project. ?Solar lamps are an effective tool to keep girls going to class and up to speed with the lessons the teacher is providing.?

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