Play for Light 2016 Event

Join us for our Second Annual Event! We will have updates on our projects, food, and a silent auction. All proceeds will directly benefit the children in Ghana.

  • When:  Thursday, September 29th, 2016
  • Where:  The Historic Wheeler Farm
  • Time:  6-8 P.M.
  • Cost:  $25 per person  

If you plan on attending and want to secure your spot, please do so by clicking on the link below, or for more information about the event click here.


Empower Playgrounds, Inc. enhances educational opportunities for children in deprived villages in Ghana, West Africa through providing light and learning in innovative ways.

Children in rural Ghana support their families by working on farms or chores after school until the sun goes down. Most of these children do not have access to electricity at home or in their villages. Ghana has a rigorous high school entrance exam with only 50% of applicants being accepted. Without light to study in the evenings, less than 10% of children in rural Ghana will enter high school. Empower Playgrounds helps level the playing field for these children through sustainable innovation. 

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what we do

Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of work.

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We turn children's play into renewable electricity that charges lanterns used to study at night. 

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