Empower Playgrounds, Inc. enhances educational opportunities for children in deprived villages by providing renewable energy through electricity-generating playground equipment, smart LED lanterns, and hands-on science kits.
We Build Merry-Go-Rounds That Generate Electricity
Since 2007, Empower Playgrounds, Inc has installed 40 merry-go-rounds at schools all over Ghana, West Africa. Our merry-go-rounds generate renewable energy that charges lanterns which children can use in their classrooms and homes to study at night.
What We've Achieved
54 Merry-Go-Rounds (MGR) that Generate electricity at 50 schools in Ghana, 1 in Burkina Faso and 2 in Mali
EPI MGRs serve 20,000 children
5 million hours of light generated and used from the MGR
56 Village Solar Project homes serving a communities on 3 islands on the Volta lake
We have delivered 1000 Science Kits to 50 schools since 2008
6 Boreholes serving 6 communities with a total of 2400 people
5 BioFil units serving 5 communities with a total of 2,000 people
20 New Classrooms built to support the increased enrollment from the merry-go-round
10 School libraries installed
3 Girls scholarship student recipients