Together with UNHCR, IKEA Foundation provides solar energy for people on the run. Together, they have created a better standard of living for hundreds of thousands of refugees in Syria and not least for the children to cool off with an ice cream in the summer heat after school is over for the day.
Solar energy gives cool
With solar energy instead of diesel generators, the people in the camp get cleaner air and electricity throughout the day for lighting, fans and refrigerators. Lighting so that the children can read homework, fans to cool off during the hottest hours of the day, and refrigerator so that the food does not get bad and not least that the children can cool off with an ice cream in the summer heat after school is over for the day.
Solar cell charging:
Children can also charge their mobile phones to play games and discover the world outside the camp, if only the virtual world. The solar energy park also puts people into work and employment. The people in the camp can volunteer to help with the construction and maintenance of the energy park and they are also paid for their work.