By Prakrit Nepal, ONE Campus Leader and student at Colby-Sawyer College.
When I was in 11th grade, I had a friend at school in Nepal named Sameer. He was up all night studying for a test, but his house had no power. So he used a kerosene lamp to read.
The next day, Sameer died of suffocation after breathing in those kerosene fumes. Learn more about his story here:
I’m speaking out to make sure that no more students – no more brothers, sisters, friends – die because they don’t have electricity.
Join me for the Power Project – ONE’s new campaign to get 50,000 messages sent to the Senate – and help Africa bring electricity to 50 million people for the first time.
When I found out that ONE was going to work on energy poverty, I was really excited. You can’t make a bigger change in someone’s life.
But I wasn’t sure if I could really make a difference.
In February, I went to my congresswoman’s office on Capitol Hill and shared my story. I talked about Sameer. I asked her to support the Electrify Africa Act (the House version of this bill).
She not only agreed to support the bill. She signed on as a co-sponsor.
I was really surprised. And I was pumped. One person can make a difference. Your voice has power.
Help be a part of bringing 50 million people power. Sign up and speak out now.