My name is Leoard Mutuku and 2 years ago I was reading the Daily Mail online and I came across an article about a poor boy Daniel Cabrera in the Philippines whose family was poor and the only way he could do his homework was by kneeling down outside a McDonalds. As a father I was so touched and decided to do something to help him and other children across the world who want to study but they are poor and do not have lights in their homes.
It has taken me 2 long years of thinking, researching and wondering how best to help these children. Then it hit me: a school bag that has a solar panel and lights so that the children can charge the solar panel on their way to and from school. The charge should be enough to provide 10-12 hours of enough lighting to enable them to study. Then I researched on the weather in the Philippines and so they usually have heavy rains. So I decided to add a waterproof raincoat to shield them from the rain and protect the back pack. The reason I have chosen a bright orange raincoat is also for the children to be visible to drivers when they are walking to or from school.
I need help to produce the bags so that they can reach as many children affected by war and poverty especially in Iraq, Syria and Africa. I will also send the backpacks and if possible travel to the Philippines and donate the backpacks to Daniel Cabrera to give out to the poor children from his neighborhood as a thank you for being my inspiration.
The cost of the backpacks inclusive of shipping is $45 and I want to donate as many bags as possible. My actual goal is 1 million backpacks but any donation towards that goal will help go a long way.