the light shines brightest…

This morning I had the chance to meet with a friend and her two children at United Methodist Communications about the difference solar power can make for parts of the world without electricity.

Amy’s son David and little sister Caroline quickly took to drawing as I sat talking with their mom. David’s face brightened as he understood what we were talking about, and he added a sketch, then elaborated:


David explains solar

“If you have a house of darkness, you can get one of these and the house lights up!”

Not only do these Nokero products provide light, they also charge cell phones, so people have access to both physical light and the light that information brings to life. This family’s care for others brought them to this place of openness for new ways to help.

Lightbulb There are many ways that the right technology can shed light globally. Buying a light/cellphone charger to take on a short- term mission trip is a simple thing that makes a big difference. A gathering in Nashville this September will look at other ways that communications technology can be used to improve health, education, and overall community well-being. I hope you’ll join me at the Game Changers Summit. Chances are, more lights will be turned on for us all!

About N. Neelley Hicks

A social innovator in communication strategies & technologies for global development, Neelley is the founder of Harper Hill Global. Check out her game-changing work:
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