We had the oppertunity attend the Jewish Heart for Africa in NYC. Over 500 pople attedned the event and showed their support for the organazation. At the event there was a contest for a free to trip to Uganda. Individuals had to carry 2 water jugs and balance sticks on their head. One of the great aspects of the event was that individuals were able to donate to a village and help light up a hut. Seeing people connect to a specific family was very unique and special. As you walked around the event you felt the excitement and commitment to the cause. From African drum circle to African jewelry, kipot and coffee the event was truly magical. Jewish Heart for Africa is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that brings sustainable Israeli technologies to rural African villages. , Project Sol, arranges for the financing and installation of solar panels to provide power to schools, medical clinics, and water pumping systems.
As a renewable, low-maintenance, cost-effective source of energy, solar electricity is capable of utilizing one of Africa’s greatest natural resources: the sun. Project Sol aims to promote development in Africa using clean, alternative energy in order to fight climate change and provide for sustainable economic development, while improving the overall health and lifestyle of the African rural community.
Israel is a leader in the alternative energy and agricultural industries, and has perfected the art of agriculture in an arid climate. Israeli solar and agricultural technologies are therefore the most logical solutions for African villages that face similar climate conditions.
The goal is to work with Israeli companies in order to stimulate growth within the Israeli economy, and to foster a mutually beneficial partnership between Jewish Diaspora communities, Israel and the African continent.
Project Sol is currently operating in Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Uganda, providing electricity for basic needs such as refrigeration of essential medicines and vaccines. With the launch of our second initiative, Project Agro, we are now providing villages with Israeli agricultural drip technology, allowing villagers to grow surplus crops to prevent starvation and promote economic growth.