Light Of Hope PH aims to build resilient and sustainable communities, and help mitigate climate change through the use of clean renewable energy technologies by uplifting the lives of the underprivileged off-the-grid communities.
During the second grant cycle of the BIMP-EAGA–Republic of Korea Cooperation Fund (BKCF), a total of 62 project proposals were submitted. Out of these, eight projects were selected, including our project titled “Off-grid Solar Home Systems Deployment in Disaster Vulnerable Low-income Communities in Surigao Province, Mindanao.” We are thrilled to announce that we will be partnering with GGGI Philippines, who will serve as both the project partner and the fund manager for this initiative.
GGGI Philippines is a renowned organization with expertise in promoting sustainable economic growth and development. Their involvement as our project partner will be instrumental in ensuring the successful implementation of our goals. Additionally, their role as the fund manager will guarantee effective financial management throughout the project.
Being selected for this opportunity signifies recognition and support for our project’s objectives and potential impact. Our focus on deploying off-grid solar home systems in disaster-vulnerable, low-income communities in Surigao Province, Mindanao, demonstrates our commitment to addressing pressing energy needs while considering the region’s unique challenges.
This will be a 2 years project that will positively impact the lives of 1000 family beneficiaries (5000 people), in the island communities of Surigao del Norte Province and environmentally help reduce 130 tCO2 emissions per year.
In June 2023, Light Of Hope PH team had a courtesy call to Surigao del Norte Provincial Governor Robert Lyndon S. Barbers, to discuss the good news about the project and the project beneficiaries in the island communities of Surigao del Norte. The team is very thankful to the governor for supporting this initiative to uplift the lives of the underprivileged off-the-grid communities and help mitigate climate change.
The Light Of Hope PH team presented the initiative to the Provincial Development Council for Infrastructure Development Committee, and was very thankful to receive the support of the members of the committee.
On the same day, the team was able to meet with Provincial Director Arnold Faelnar, of the Department of Trade and Industries Surigao del Norte, the team is continuously collaborating with DTI for their projects in Cebu, Bohol, and this time in Surigao del Norte.
The team is excited to embark on this collaboration and look forward to making a positive difference in the BIMP-EAGA region. With the support of GGGI Philippines and the BKCF, we are confident in the success of our project and the transformative impact it will have on the communities we aim to serve.
(1/1) This is an ongoing story, stay tuned to the next blog for updates…….
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