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Generating Electricity with Merry-Go-Rounds

By installing merry-go-rounds, we’re able to provide electricity to homes with no light in the evening hours. This allows children to study & do homework, and allows families to light their homes.

A group of children playfully posing with mock fighting gestures on and around playground equipment against a solid green background.

The goal of partnering with Empower Playgrounds is to encourage play while generating electricity to run battery-powered lights.


What kind of impact will we make?

Our partnership with Empower Playgrounds allowed us to install 2 merry-go-rounds for the community.

Install 2 Merry-Go-Rounds
Illuminate 2 Rural Ghana Villages

Merry Go Rounds for Ghana Villages

Each electricity-generating merry-go-round placed in the community provides renewable energy for deprived villages.

This means that the simple act of play time works to illuminate a village — allowing children to work on school work and otherwise light their homes. Our team will help fight poverty & improve education for children in these communities by providing light & learning in new ways.

merry go rounds for ghana villages
See the impact we’ve made
Slide 1: Water in Kenya
Slide 2: Water in Kenya
Slide 3: Water in Kenya

About Empower Playgrounds

Why did we choose to work with Empower Playgrounds? Only one in four Africans has access to electricity from a grid.

The lack of electricity means that daily tasks are multiplied — and it also leads to the underachievement of education in developing countries due to the lack of light to study and do homework. Other means of light, by kerosene and disposable batteries, is expensive for families and do not provide a long-lasting solution. That’s where Empower Playgrounds come in. During the day, when children play on the merry-go-rounds, electricity is collected and stored, and available for use at night time to light family homes. To learn more about Empower Playgrounds and how you can help, visit them online.