The community development program of Global Peace Foundation is committed to fostering family self-reliance in the communities in which it works. What began as a solar lamp and streetlight distribution program has now developed into a community-based development model promoting self-reliance on the family and community levels. Access to a clean, dependable light source in the hours of darkness results in improvements in security, education, business, and health. When solar lights are introduced as part of a comprehensive effort to foster self-reliance on the family level, that impact is magnified and community resilience is enhanced.
Community development is thus much broader than the introduction of solar energy alone. The program works with communities on an on-going basis to support their own efforts to flourish and to be sustainable.
All Lights Village
All Lights Village (ALV) project contributes to Global Peace Foundation’s goal and objectives in advancing peace, strengthening families, fostering interfaith understanding and collaboration, and promoting a culture of service. In 2016, the ALV focused on strengthening its engagement with the community stakeholders. The project emphasized public participation to enhance community assets in improving the quality of life in the community.