The "LIGHT UP THE FUTURE" PROJECT for off-grid areas LIGHT UP THE FUTURE The "LIGHT UP THE FUTURE" PROJECT for off-grid areas LIGHT UP THE FUTURE

LIGHT UP THE FUTURE

Photo:Konosuke Matsushita Photo:Konosuke Matsushita

We should be able to end poverty in today's world. We should be able to end poverty in today's world.

Konosuke Matsushita, the founder of Panasonic and inventor of the two-way socket that brought electricity to Japanese society, approached management from a global perspective.

If he were alive today...

Konosuke would lament the disparities and inequalities that exist in today's world. Many areas around the globe still are in need of illumination by electric light.

Konosuke Matsushita used to enlighten employees who were unhappy polishing light bulbs. Children can't study at night if it's dark, right? You're not polishing light bulbs. You're putting a shine on children's dreams! Konosuke Matsushita used to enlighten employees who were unhappy polishing light bulbs. Children can't study at night if it's dark, right? You're not polishing light bulbs. You're putting a shine on children's dreams!

Let's connect with that vision and
make the dreams of the world's children shine.

We should be able to end poverty in today's world. "I've left it in your hands."

LIGHT UP THE FUTURE

Photo:Konosuke Matsushita

We should be able to end poverty in today's world.

Konosuke Matsushita,
the founder of Panasonic
and inventor of the two-way socket
that brought electricity to
Japanese society,
approached management
from a global perspective.

If he were alive today...

Konosuke would lament the disparities
and inequalities that exist in today's world.
Many areas around the globe still are
in need of illumination by electric light.

Konosuke Matsushita used to
enlighten employees who were
unhappy polishing light bulbs.

Children can't study at night if it's dark, right? You're not polishing light bulbs. You're putting a shine on children's dreams!

Let's connect with that vision and
make the dreams of the world's children shine.

We should be able to end poverty in today's world. "I've left it in your hands."

This project to bring light to off-grid areas is bringing happiness to people in communities around the world.

This project to bring light to off-grid areas is bringing happiness to people in communities around the world. This project to bring light to off-grid areas is bringing happiness to people in communities around the world.

Over 100,000 solar lanterns have been donated to off-grid areas! And now we're going even further.

Main Items Donated

Solar Lantern

Eneloop Solar Storage

Photovoltaic and
Energy Storage System

Installation of
donated photovoltaic system

Technical support is provided

Children can study at night,
improving their academic performance

Light assists nighttime medical
examinations

Craftwork can also be done at night
to increase income

Vaccines can be kept refrigerated,
increasing doses available

The "LIGHT UP THE FUTURE" PROJECT is
changing lives in off-grid areas

Off-grid areas「No light(electricity)(Nostudying at night, No improvement in academic performance, No medical treatment at night, Can't maintain health)Can't get a good job Can't increase income Situation does not improve」, Lifestyle changes enabled by light from renewwable energy「Light(electricity)available(Can study at night, Academic performance improves Can see a doctor at night and keep vaccines refrigerated, Better medical care maintains health)Employment is obtained income increases Poverty is alleviated Sustainable living with light(electricity) is possible.」 Off-grid areas「No light(electricity)(Nostudying at night, No improvement in academic performance, No medical treatment at night, Can't maintain health)Can't get a good job Can't increase income Situation does not improve」, Lifestyle changes enabled by light from renewwable energy「Light(electricity)available(Can study at night, Academic performance improves Can see a doctor at night and keep vaccines refrigerated, Better medical care maintains health)Employment is obtained income increases Poverty is alleviated Sustainable living with light(electricity) is possible.」

The "LIGHT UP THE FUTURE" PROJECT for off-grid areas began with a challenge to donate 100,000 solar lanterns.

The "LIGHT UP THE FUTURE" PROJECT for off-grid areas began with a challenge to donate 100,000 solar lanterns. The "LIGHT UP THE FUTURE" PROJECT for off-grid areas began with a challenge to donate 100,000 solar lanterns.

It all started with a single letter.

People living in off-grid areas face health hazards caused by the black smoke from kerosene lamps. Panasonic’s solar cells can solve this problem. Please provide us with your support. Minister of State for the Vice President’s Office, Republic of Uganda

Changes Made Possible by Electric Light

Safe, clean light eliminates the risks of kerosene lamps

Kerosene lamp usage 37.7% DOWN

Recipient: ARTIC Region: Myanmar
Period: Feb. to Aug. 2016
Survey method: Household questionnaires

Light that illuminates new life during night births

Babies born under electric light 2,434

Recipient: Save the Children Japan
Region: Myanmar Period: 2015-2017
Survey method: Estimate based on health authority figures

Light as a tool for lighting up the future

Test pass rate for promotion to next grade 57% → 100%

Recipient: Saetanar Region: Myanmar
Period: 2015-2017
Survey method: School statistics

Light that supports women's economic independence

Annual income approx. 40% UP!

Recipient: CALICO Region: India
Period: 2015-2017
Survey method: Interviews

"AKARI" Bringing Light to People Project

Bringing light to off-grid areas.
Help bring light by donating
used books and other items!

"AKARI" Bringing Light to People Project

Bringing light to off-grid areas.
Help bring light by donating
used books and other items!