In September 18, 2017, hurricane Maria, one of the strongest hurricanes in history, wiped out the island of Dominica. Winds exceded 200 miles per hour, leaving most buildings without roofs. Electricity will take years to restore.

In partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Lee Brenneisen Foundation identified children from 71 primary and secondary schools who had no electricity in their homes, and provided them with 4,000 solar study lamps.

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