Our Mission

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. 

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What We've Achieved

  • 55 Merry-Go-Rounds (MGR) that Generate electricity at 50 schools in Ghana, 1 in Burkina Faso and 2 in Mali
  • EPI MGRs serve 17,000 children
  • 5 million hours of light generated and used from the MGR
  • 55 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
  • 4 Boreholes serving 4 communities with a total of 2000 people
  • 4 BioFil units serving 4 communities with a total of 1,300 people
  • 4 School Building Construction projects to support the increased enrollment from the merry-go-round
  • 6 School libraries installed
  • 3 Girls scholarship student recipients

When children play on playgrounds, they are already illuminating the world around them. What is important about Empower Playgrounds’ equipment is that it helps make that light literal.
— Fast Company Magazine