Lighting Up A Remote Himalayan Village Through Solar Power | Milaap
Lighting Up A Remote Himalayan Village Through Solar Power
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    Created by

    Vikas Sharma
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Sriyoul village Ladakh

    from Chandigarh, Punjab

About me:
Being born and brought up in the lower Himalayas, I currently live in Chandigarh and working on the marketing strategy team for the UK based SaaS company that is helping people with different abilities and people from post-war zones live a dignified life by providing them with job opportunities. Additionally, I'm also a #MentorOfChange under Atal Innovation Mission, which aims to foster entrepreneurship, life-skills, and skills to children from govt. Schools and falling under the low-income family groups. Being a self-proclaimed advocate about the importance of mental health, I’m partially involved with launching Thrive Global India by conducting interviews of influencers and NRMs (New Role Models) and publishing on Thrive’s website and other blogs.
I like to spend time in the mountains, swimming, expressing through water colours, and reading. When bored, I like to eat and think about life.

About the Fundraiser:
Global Himalayan Expedition ( GHE ) is on a mission to help people from remote and resource-challenged areas of Ladakh who are working against odds to make their world a better place. GHE believes in the power of sustainable technological solutions to empower these historic villages and their residents. In the past, it has helped provide access to continued education by building schools, mountain home-stays to earn a meaningful living while staying connected to their roots, and access to clean energy by setting up solar microgrids.
In September 2018, I, along with a team of 19 others (selected from across the globe), will trek to a 1200 years old village of Ralakung. Located in PHE block of Zanskar, this village is home to 110 people from 11 households.
As part of this 8th edition expedition of GHE, we will be setting up about 12 solar microgrids. These grids will derive power from a set of solar panels that charges an array of batteries, which in return provide indoor and outdoor LED lighting to the whole village.

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