LOOK: These new solar ambassadors join Light it Forward solar lighting movement

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Light it Forward solar lighting movement
These solar engineers constitute the 6th batch who take up the challenge to LIGHT IT FORWARD.

These new solar ambassadors have joined the solar lighting movement of the LIGHT IT FORWARD challenge to address the issue of energy scarcity in the country.

The award-winning project of Filipino social enterprise group Liter of Light aims to unburden the lives of the millions of Filipinos still suffering from lack of electricity by hand-building sustainable solar lamps that will be of use for the next 5 years.

The Light it Forward video challenge that unites celebrities, social influencers, and ordinary people had already gained recognition from the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan and received the prestigious Asia Pacific Social Innovation and Partnership Award (APSIPA).

The cause of providing a quality light source to communities for free not only gives light to poor families but also motivates frontliners to keep the fight against COVID-19 as solar advocates dedicate their hand-built solar lamp to them.

Each solar lamp is an eco-friendly power source because it reduces carbon emissions by at least 1,000 kg which makes it a great substitute for hazardous and costly kerosene lamps often used by villagers.

To those who will join the challenge, Liter of Light will send the light kit. Upon completion of the assembly process, it will be sent back to them to be delivered to poor villages in the Philippines.

The chain of video challenges greatly promotes the campaign as more people opt to social media amid the quarantine.

The LIGHT IT FORWARD challenge added six more solar challengers:

TV host/actress Donita Rose

TV presenter Arnold Clavio

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Maraming salamat @akosiigan for answering Vonne Aquino’s challenge to Light It Forward with Liter of Light, and for challenging your cohosts to do the same! We are excited to see them build our solar lights soon 💡💡💡 Many communities in the Philippines don’t have light, but the current COVID-19 pandemic is no excuse to stop helping. Even from the safety of home, we can continue to be a light for others. LIGHT IT FORWARD is a challenge to assemble components of solar lights by hand. In less than 30 minutes, you can light it forward for communities without access to electricity. To join the challenge, send us a DM on IG: @literoflight FB: www.facebook.com/aliteroflight On the web: https://lightitforward.ph 💡💡💡 Reposted from Arnold Clavio: Maraming salamat @vonne_aquino sa pag-challenge sa akin para maging kabahagi ng pagpapa-ilaw sa mga liblib na bahagi ng Pinas. Thank you @literoflight sa pagkakataon. It’s to challenge my UH co-hosts @ivanmayrina @lynching7 @suziabrera @susan_enriquez @loveanover @lharsantiago and fellow @dzbb594 anchors @joelzobel @alisotto @wengdelapenathereal at @melodelprado. ❤️ The award-winning hand-built solar To watch the LIGHT IT FORWARD Challenge videos of celebrities go to the Liter of Light Facebook page and Instagram. To participate in Light It Forward, visit Light it Forward.

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Commercial model Mica Villanueva and Stan Anson

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Accepting the challenge from @eulavaldes ~!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 ——————————– Insane how it's 2020 and still so many communities in the Philippines alone live without light. 😢 Which is exactly why we're joining the LIGHT IT FORWARD CHALLENGE by ✨LITER OF LIGHT!✨ ———————————- Liter of Light's latest campaign aims to give the gift of light to villagers without access to electricity. How you ask? With the help of recycled bottles/materials + solar energy! 🌞 In this challenge we have 30 minutes to build a solar light that will "last the next five years, 12 hours a day, and reduce carbon emissions by 100kg." To help spread the word, I challenge @porkie42 @halfjapaneserice @kevinmiguel03 @heytroy_ @paula_paguio @gerardwithanh17 @pauwielineannesy @deerwho @geomango27 @chrisadorable and everyone else who wants to join! Just send a DM to @literoflight to find out how. Together we can make the world a brighter place! ✨ #literoflight #lightitforward

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Blogger RJ Cruz

Law graduate Angela Victoria Escobal

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Thank you @itsvictoria2u for accepting our Light It Forward challenge, and for challenging your friends to do the same! 💡 We are also grateful to your Lolo for helping you to assemble your solar light – making a meaningful impact across generations. Maraming salamat po! Many communities in the Philippines don’t have light, but the current COVID-19 pandemic is no excuse to stop helping. Even from the safety of home, we can continue to be a light for others. LIGHT IT FORWARD is a challenge to assemble components of solar lights by hand. In less than 30 minutes, you can light it forward for communities without access to electricity. To join the challenge, send us a DM on IG: @literoflight FB: www.facebook.com/aliteroflight On the web: https://lightitforward.ph 💡💡💡 Reposted from Victoria: This is in response to @saleema_refran's challenge and following @officialsierraboggess & @instatituss' advice to trust & release – took a break from reviewing.😁 Since majority of us are staying/studying at home or working from home, we can be of help to our frontliners & those communities without electricity by assembling a @literoflight solar lamp.💡 Overflowing with gratitude for the Liter of Light, as you’re literally light workers! May this advocacy you spearheaded continue to shine!🤗 The Liter of Light team encourages people to join the LIGHT IT FORWARD challenge. By participating, you'll be able to give light to 16 Million Filipinos whose homes are in far flung communities who have no access to electricity for the next 5 years, so send them a DM now.😁 I nominate @joannadominiq, @its.a.raf, Cess Culala, @seirachanmew, @_jennilynred, @sharuuhh, Christelle Eleazar, @xoresty, bevyzilla, @deljanornum, @jarmayne, @poyjeps.onallera, @jillyne11, @charle0615, Marffy @marizumali, @raffytima, @rejenetic, @iamtetania, @pnbarcelonlive, @aprilciaralei, @adanareyes, @tinapipay, @moon_sa1123, @marielgarciax, @oliviavaldres, rhezcube, @iamvidamarie, @katrinabarrion, @juliusbacar, @aldencontreras, @hersheeyy, @tinnkfullante, Attys @marieljndavid, @yakyakx, @kristiexyla, Glorydee, @attywarbusy, @kaiedanica, ate Rowena Chen, floe.cu, @mawiwowss, @aitrop_aitrop, @fayegr

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These new solar ambassadors constitute the 6th batch of solar engineers who have taken up the challenge to LIGHT IT FORWARD.

Check out Batch 1, Batch 2, Batch 3, Batch 4, and Batch 5 here.

The APSIPA-awarded Light it Forward campaign is led by the Liter of Light Foundation in partnership with GoodNewsPilipinas.com and the Rotary Club of Makati Business District.

To learn more about Liter of Light and its Light It Forward campaign: visit the Light it Forward website here, and the Liter of Light Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

This article was first published on Light it Forward.

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Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo
Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo was a contributor in the News Letter of her former agency and is currently a content writer on her church's website and social media platform. She is now a full-time housewife who wants to re-ignite her passion for writing.