Bethel was raised in a home that used kerosene lamps which posed a threat to his eyesight and caused a high number of house fires. After participating in the KidsRights initiative, DreamBox, he was inspired to distribute locally designed lamps to children in his community with poor lighting. Bethel founded LightEd Kids, a non-profit organisation which provides access to free solar reading lamps to children in rural communities in Nigeria. To date, Bethel has distributed over 150 lamps to children in his community. Bethel has also provided renewable energy training to 400 children in his community. In the future, he hopes to reach 2 million children and provide clean energy to thousands of children across Africa.
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