Electrifying Villages and Schools in India: Part II

Electrifying Villages and Schools is a commitment to expand energy access for the poor household and underserved schools in Karnataka, India. In partnership with the Applier Materials Foundation, small-scale sustainable infrastructure development fund, and SELCO Solar Light Pvt Ltd, the partners will provide 1100 households and 10 schools to gain access to reliable and sustainable electricity.

Electrifying Villages and Schools in India: Part II

The Applied Materials Foundation (AMF), in partnership with The Small-Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund, Inc. (S3IDF) and SELCO Solar Light Pvt Ltd. (SELCO), commits to grant $230,000 to expand energy access for poor households and underserved schools in India through Electrifying Villages and Schools in India: Part II. This project is divided into three components: electrifying households by providing household lighting for 1100 households and energizing schools by providing lights and educational equipment in 10 schools.

This commitment, Electrifying Villages and Schools in India: Part II, builds upon the successful work completed in 2012 through the AMF's 2011 Commitment to Action Electrifying Villages and Schools in India. Through this expansion the number of beneficiary households will increase beyond the previous goal by 100 for a total of 1100. In addition, this commitment will include a greater focus on marginalized households that, as a result of their socio-economic status (members from previously scheduled castes, tribal communities, etc.) and/or their remote or otherwise "difficult-to-service" locations (urban slums, remote rural villages, etc.), face energy access challenges. There will also be increased focus on powering digital electronic media and promoting a more inclusive education system.


  • Applied Materials Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Applied Materials demonstrates its value as a global citizen in part by the strategic investment of financial and human resources to improve communities, create opportunities, and offer a...

  • SELCO Solar

    Goods Supplier
    India | Staff size: 251-500

    SELCO Solar Pvt. Ltd, a social enterprise established in 1995, provides sustainable energy solutions and services to under-served households and businesses. It was conceived in an effort to...

  • S3IDF

    Development Consulting, Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    The Small Scale Infrastructure Development Fund Inc. (S3IDF) offers professional Advisory Services to build inclusive market systems that promote equitable economic and social development...

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Key Information

LocationIndia, South Asia
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2014
  • ValueUSD 230 Thousand