Liter of Light Bangladesh, a Chittagong based social development initiative hosts an introductory event named ‘Giving the Gift of Light’ in New York. Liter of Light Bangladesh is a part of Philippine-based global community initiative Liter of Light, an initiated by Lights Foundation in Bangladesh.
Regional Manager of the organisation in United States Jahid Tanvir said, “ The underprivileged people should know how to solve their own problem by making easy-to-make lights. Liter of Light mainly promotes an easy-to-make light made out of the solar panel, lithium battery, PVC pipe and plastic bottle. Under this project, volunteers from different schools colleges, universities make some street lights & lamps, then they visit a village in the coastal or hill-tract area or a slum to install the streetlights and distribute the lamps to poor people. Finally, they conduct a workshop with the local people about how to make the light and repair. It makes them unable to make more lights to serve their whole village, as we have limitations of funds and resources.
Liter of Light Bangladesh Founder & Executive Director Shanjidul Alam Seban Shaan joined the session via Skype from Bangladesh. He said, “We tend to avoid our responsibility by donating money sometimes. But instead of donating money, if we can make them self-dependent, the problem they face can be solved by themselves. If we can teach them how to make their own lights with easily available materials which cost one-tenth of the products in the market, they can light their own house”