As a part of the long-term and broad-based partnership between the IKEA Social Initiative and UNICEF, the SUNNAN lamps are helping to bring the light of education and knowledge into the lives of thousands of children in India.

For every SUNNAN solar-powered lamp sold in IKEA stores worldwide, another lamp is given to UNICEF to light up the lives of children who may not have access to electricity.

The Arrival of Solar powered Sunnan Lamps provided by IKEA to be distributed by UNICEF India to the village schools with lack of electricity for children in need of light for education.

This school is in a rural area where electricity is often not available for two to four days at a time. Usually at night the girls just while away the time in the dark.

Now every student is getting her own lamp and can manage their study time.

“There are lots of problems with electricity here. If we have lamps we can work at night and will have more time to study,”

What started as IKEA’s fight against child labour in its supply chain has developed into a broad commitment by IKEA “to create a better everyday life for the many children.”

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