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.
|Location||India, South Asia|
|Value||USD 230 Thousand|