We Share Solar Powers School for the Deaf in Kenya

For most of the world, electricity is a luxury they can afford. But for the deaf and hard of hearing, light is life.

Last May, I traveled to Kakamega, Kenya with We Share Solar, a nonprofit organization that brings portable, cost-effective “Solar Suitcases” to off-the-grid areas where power is either unavailable, unreliable or too expensive to access.

During the day, students at Kakamega School for the Deaf are busy learning how to read, practicing their cursive and chatting with friends. But because most of the children use sign language to communicate, life shuts down after dark.

Here's my video from the We Share Solar trip to Kakamega School for the Deaf.