JCIP Liter of Light Project Launched in Davao City

Used plastic bottle as a source of light? Is that even possible? Of course it is.

Solar bottle bulbs are lights made out of 1.5 or 2-L PET water or soda bottles that use no electricity and produce the same amount of light as a 55-watt incandescent bulb and can last up to 2-5 years. These are made by mixing filtered water with chlorine and salt. Nearly anyone can make these lights and install them using scrap GI sheet and rubber sealant  where a hole can be cut in the ceiling to allow direct sunlight.

The Liter of Light Project of the Junior Chamber International Philippines(JCIP) was launched in Davao City for the second year in a row. JCPI, in partnership with My Shelter Foundation, aims to implement the Liter of Light Project in at least 100 cities and 10,000 households in the Philippines in 2013.

Here are some awards and distinctions received by Liter of Light

  • Best National Flagship Project 2012
    JCI Asia Pacific Conference, Hongkong, June 2012
  • Best National Flagship Project 2012
    JCI World Congress, Taipei, Taiwan, November 2012

Liter of Light was launched in Barangay Aquino, Agdao, Davao City and in Barangay 21-C.Here are some photos of JCI Officers in action.

2013 National Chair JCI Member Anna Lim showing the materials for Liter of Light
JCI World Vice President Bernard Dy installing the Liter of Light
National Treasure JCI Sen Christine Garcia, National Chair JCI Mem Anna Lim, JCI Duwaling President JCI Mem Lani Abapo, and Homeowner Marcelo Ely

About JCI
The Junior Chamber International (JCI) is the leading global organization of young active citizens. JCI is membership-based nonprofit organization of 200,000 young people ages 18 to 40 in 5,000 communities and more than 100 countries around the world. The JCI mission is "to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change". In the Philippines, there are more than 140 chapters with 9 chapters based in Davao Region.

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