Project to implement solar powered lights for thousand tamil homes in

Eastern Sri Lanka

Ilankai Tamil Sangam USA in close co-operation with the U.S Rotary clubs in Northern New Jersey is
executing this project to extend our hands to set-up 1000 poor Tamil families with Solar Panels
that would provide electricity in their shacks. This project can be executed because of the technical
expertise at the Eastern Technical institute (ETI) in Batticaloa. The ETI was set-up by Fr. Lloyd Lorio
an American missionary who came to Ceylon 60 years ago.

Each Solar Panel will cost $50. The Solar Panels are the size of a lap-top (12x15 inches) and will
be purchased locally in Batticaloa. The ETI technical staff will set them up. In addition, they will
Repair and Maintain the Solar Panels and the associated battery for the families. The ETI technicians
can support the panels for over 5 years.

With Solar Panel and electricity; the children can study & read at night. The parents can cook and
do house work at night. The children had to study before the sun went down. Now they can play and take
part in school activities before sun-down. The parents do not have to buy kerosene any more. They can
use the money for buying necessary food/medicines. The parents do not have to live with the fear that
a child will knock a kerosene lamp and the hut may catch fire. Children will not get burnt with fire
anymore. If a child/adult is sick at night with the flip of an electric switch there is light to take
care of the emergency at hand. Most of all, the quality of life of these poor is tremendously improved

Please consider a donation. Please click on the donate button below to donate. Alternatively you can also
mail a check payable to “Ilankai Tamil Sangam”and addressed to “Ilankai Tamil Sangam,
P.O.Box 46, Maryknoll, NY, 10545