Kids N Culture is a company that aims to create a generation of culturally aware and globally active youth through a rigorous curriculum and unique travel experiences. The 2016 class recently returned from a trip to Tanzania where they focused on learning about African culture and history, and spent time rebuilding a local primary school. As part of their service work, the students worked in a school to remodel a building of run-down classrooms for the Tanzanian students and teachers. In addition to cleaning, rebuilding, and painting these rooms, the students were able to provide the staff with 12 donated LuminAID lights.
Read more to learn about Kids N Culture, and hear one student’s first-hand account.
Pam Hess, a volunteer from Step of Faith Ministry, recently completed her second trip to distribute lights in Haiti! She worked with other volunteers in the remote areas of Laca’jue, a village with no electricity. Keep reading to see her testimonials and some amazing pictures from the trip!
John and Alison Bront spent 8 months in Galmi, supporting work at Galmi hospital, a well-known and respected institution in Niger. During their stay, they were also able to distribute many lights to those in need! Read their story here.
Earlier this year, we donated lights to the American Foundation for Children with AIDS. The organization has been working with children infected and affected by AIDS and their guardians since 2005, as well as with hospitals and clinics who care for these young ones. Read more about how donated lights illuminated lives in Kenya.
Last November, LuminAID partnered with the Himalayan Stove Project, a US Based humanitarian and philanthropic program, to help them distribute lights in Nepal after the earthquake. This is their story.
This June we partnered with The Dyrt to make the experience of finding a campground better. To improve the camping experience, we gave away $50 gift cards to the top 10 campsite reviewers in Florida. With June behind us, we want to highlight some of our favorite reviews from our contest. At the same time, we want to remind you: we have three more contests this summer.
In May, LuminAID traveled to Las Vegas for Tom Shoes’ Pitch for Good Competition, along with six other finalists. The competition focused on startups who share a vision of a better tomorrow. LuminAID impressed the judges with their mission and social impact, and ultimately won first place!
The latest installment in ourNotes from the Fieldseries comes from Kristen Ragazzo, an elementary school teacher who's lifelong dream has been to travel to Nepal. After last year's devastating earthquake, Kristen and her husband coordinated a trip to distribute LuminAID lightsto communities that are still in need and shares the impact of the lights below:
We’re excited to announce that experienced sales executive Emil Heidkamp has joined the LuminAID Team! With wide-ranging experience in consumer products sales from startups to Fortune 500s, Emil is excited to bring his expertise to a small business perspective. With Emil as a part of the LuminAID Team, we’re looking forward to expanding our impact in retail and beyond.