How did two minutes of Radio 4 transform countless lives?
Over the last three years, Keith Neal, a long-standing volunteer with Initiatives of Change (IofC), has been supporting the charity SolarAid in its bid to eliminate the kerosene lamp from Africa by the year 2020. Keith has been working closely with Joseph Karanja, a member of IofC Kenya, who has pioneered the use of portable solar lights as peace-building tools. Last year Joseph and Keith facilitated a Workshop at the Caux Dialogue for Land and Security on the creative use of solar lights in peace-building. Keith first heard about SolarAid through a BBC Radio 4 Appeal. He was invited by the charity to write a blog about his response to the Appeal.