Recently, Samsung Electronics and Miral Welfare Foundation conducted a joint event to gift solar-powered lanterns to the villagers in Ludo. Basically, the event was part of a company-wide campaign called #ShareTheLight. The employees donated funds for the kits, however, were responsible for assembling the solar-powered lanterns.
“These solar-powered lanterns are but a small gesture,” said Kevin Lee, President, Samsung Electronics Philippines. “But I hope they help bring about a brighter future of the villagers – especially the children.” The campaign is aimed to raise awareness on current issues such as climate change and energy inequality. They are doing some good work by providing lights of hope for regions that have electricity shortages. In 2017, Samsung Electronics took part in the WWF Earth Hour campaign, turning off lights at its offi ces around the world. Samsung Electronics took a step further to “share the light” with people in Tiom, Indonesia, who didn’t have suffi cient access to electricity.
And in 2018, which in the second year of the campaign, Samsung Electronics sent 1,000 solar-powered LED lanterns, assembled by employee volunteers, to rural villages in Ludo and Mactan, Philippines, as well as Phitsanulok, Thailand, which did not have electricity. Samsung Electronics is doing the good work by continuing to donate an additional 1,500 solar-powered LED lanterns to the Kaubun village in Kalimanten, Indonesia, and the Larantuka village in Flores Island, Indonesia. They have collaborated with Indonesian Red Cross Society and Du Anyam, a social enterprise that focuses on empowering women in rural Indonesia.