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Imagine a Gender Equal World

Together, We Can Forge Women's Equality

Imagine a gender equal world. A world that’s diverse and inclusive, where difference is valued and celebrated. Where women have equal access to quality health care, education and jobs that recognize them as leaders and raise their families and communities out of poverty. 

We Care Solar is powering the future for women in the Global South, working at the crossroads of women’s health, education, gender equality, clean energy, and climate action. We Care Solar promotes safe motherhood and reduces maternal mortality with solar power, creates employment opportunities for women, and provides quality STEM education for girls. We envision a world where all women have the opportunity to thrive.

International Women’s Day on March 8 reminds all of us at We Care Solar of our commitment to women, infants, health workers and school children we serve. 

We believe access to safe obstetric health care is a human right. Childbearing women in low-income countries often die from conditions that could be easily identified, treated, and/or prevented if they could access quality health care in facilities with reliable electricity. We Care Solar’s Light Every Birth Program ensures women can deliver safely in well-lit health facilities. Our Solar Suitcases provide health workers with reliable lighting, mobile communication, and medical devices using solar electricity. We Care Solar gives health workers “the power to save lives.”

We promote women in solar technology fields. Women in African countries have traditionally been excluded from sectors with the best prospects for earning and advancement, including the fast-expanding renewable energy sector. We Care Solar builds local capacity for women in solar installation and maintenance, training African women as solar installers and maintenance workers to promote better healthcare, green energy, and climate action. Our trainees climb rooftops and use power tools in countries where women are rarely seen as technicians. Through Light Every Birth, We Care Solar has reached more than 8,800 health facilities, trained 36,000 health workers, and enabled safer childbirth for more than 15 million mothers and newborns.

We provide STEM education for girls. We Care Solar encourages girls to actively participate in STEM learning through our We Share Solar education program. We Share Solar engages youth in hands-on solar STEM curriculum and introduces girls to careers in clean energy. Our girl-focused program increases confidence and breaks down cultural barriers. The program is unique and highly relevant to students in Africa where reliable energy access is a daily challenge and where solar is emerging as a sustainable solution. 

We Care Solar enables women to take ownership of their futures. Ensuring that women survive childbirth and creating pathways for women to hold well-paid jobs in the growing solar sector helps lift families out of poverty, reduces gender-imbalance, and transforms communities. We Care Solar’s efforts to improve the health, employment, and education of women and girls is curbing many of the challenges African women have faced for decades, including their lack of rights and status in society, illiteracy, poverty, ill-health, lack of health knowledge and poor health practices. Women are becoming vital members of the clean energy revolution, leading efforts to improve community and planetary health.

We hope you will join We Care Solar in our efforts to create a gender equal world. On March 8, International Women’s Day, help us celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity. Together, we can forge women’s equality

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