WakaWaka on the Oisterwijk Wereld Event
Harm Edens saw the light
600 euros for Wakawakaproject collected by the Ichtus School(dutch only)
WakaWaka – the Trailer
First WakaWaka Light reaches the Mwamtsefu primary school in Kenya
Hundreds of people from around the world have donated WakaWaka’s for the Mwamtsefu primary school in Kenya. Soon all 800 students will be able to read safely in the evening. This is the first project of the WakaWaka Foundation.
First WakaWaka Lights in Production
Let´s have a look at how WakaWaka is produced. Camille van Gestel takes you on a trip through the WakaWaka Factory and puts WakaWaka to the test for the first time.
WakaWaka & partner Zonline
Zonline.nu is a new solar company in The Netherlands. They are the Dutch affiliate of the US based Sungevity, the 3rd largest player on the US solar market, founded by Patrick Crane, former head of marketing of LinkedIn and Yahoo. For each 2 pannels Zonline installs, they donate 1 WakaWaka to the WakaWaka Foundation. In turn the Foundation ensures that these lights are sent to WarChild and ‘Foundation Meet Kate’.
WakaWaka committed to the Clinton Global Initiative
WakaWaka partner Gerry van der Sluys is announced by Van Jones, top advisor to President Obama on ‘green jobs’. Gerry explains about the 1.5 billion people who live at the ‘Base of the Pyramid’ on less than $2 a day and how they will be reached with safe, sustainable and affordable solar LED light. The WakaWaka Foundation commits to distribute at least 1 million lamps in the coming years and educate an equal number of students in becoming a ‘Climate Hero’.
WakaWaka demonstration during the Clinton Global Initiative
WakaWaka co-founders Maurits Groen (left) and Camille van Gestel demonstrate WakaWaka for New York TV1 during the Clinton Global Initiative.
First public appearance of WakaWaka
Dutch TV host Harm Edens interviews Camille van Gestel during the movie premiere of Silent Snow, organised by Maurits Groen. A thousand people applauded when the electric lights went off and the WakaWaka solar light switched on.
First WakaWaka Trailer
The first trailer of WakaWaka has been viewed well over 20,000 times by people from over 150 countries. You can now also watch it in Spanish.