Wednesday, April 16, 2014
MYSHELTER FOUNDATION, TESDA, AND MMDA MOBILIZE VOLUNTEERS IN TRAINING WORKSHOP TO BUILD SOLAR LIGHTS FOR 17 MANILA FOOT BRIDGES
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – On April 22, 2014, MyShelter Foundation, in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), will mobilize volunteers in a solar lighting training workshop to commemorate Earth Day 2014.
From 9:00am to 11:00am, volunteers will train individuals on how to create solar street lamps using the Liter of Light technology, a low-cost, sustainable solar lighting solution built using locally available parts and simple carpentry skills. The training is organized in cooperation with the Earth Day Network, whose theme for Earth Day 2014 is “Green Cities.” Focused on buildings, energy, and transportation, three key areas to promote sustainable development, the Green Cities campaign aims to provide cities with the tools to transform into cleaner, healthier, and more economically vibrant places.
The street lamps built during the training workshop will be used to illuminate foot bridges in the 17 cities of Metro Manila. The MMDA has identified these foot bridges as highly trafficked areas with very low light, putting many people at risk for harm.
The Liter of Light Earth Day 2014 training will be held in TESDA, East Service Road, South Superhighway, Taguig City. To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to Shalini Baxani (email@example.com, 0917-869-6299). For more information about the Liter of Light, visitwww.aliteroflight.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.