Bishop’s Harvest Appeal 2020: Light Up Tanzania
3rd April 2019
Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path
Imagine if, when you flicked a light switch nothing happened. For many people in Tanzania, where access to electricity and light is restricted, households cannot continue to run after dark. They struggle with everyday chores, and children suffer with poor performance and attendance at school. Without electricity, basic services – water, health and education – are all hindered.
This year, the Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal, ‘Lighting Up Tanzania’, will see around 2,500 family households improved by the installation of a solar panel providing them with electricity. Solar panels are cheap to run, create clean, renewable energy, and have zero emissions!
Lighting Up Tanzania will be run from the local church and bring transformation to their community. People will be able to join a savings group and have access to greatly discounted prices for the solar panels; also, key people in the community will be trained to install and repair them.
Information on how your school can get involved and support the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal will be sent out at a later date.