Category Archives: 1 Liter of Light

Haiyan (Typhoon Yolanda) International Fundraising Art Exhibition, 6-26 April 2014

International and Filipino Artists Create Exhibition to Support Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Relief Efforts

On  6 April 2014, a consortium of international and Filipino artists will open the Haiyan International Fundraising Art Exhibition 2014. This exhibition, which features art works from over 40 international artists and 17 Filipino artists, showcases the support from the art community from around the world for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Haiyan International Fundraising Art Exhibition 2014 was conceptualized by Singapore National Artist Goh Beng Kwan and Filipino artist Florence Cinco when they and other artists from the ASEAN region convened to celebrate the 86th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Thailand. Alongside Mr. Goh Beng Kwan and Mr. Cinco, the consortium of artists participating in the exhibition includes Mr. Ilseon Ryu (Korea), President and Art Director of Ecorea Biennale Committee and President of the Asia-Pacific Institute of Art & Research; Ms. Grete Marstein (Norway), President of the Norwegian Artists Copyright Association and International Vice President of the International Association of Art (UNESCO); Mr. Trinh Tuan (Vietnam); Mr. Daniel Houle Jayd (Canada), and Mr. Wattanachot Tungateja (Thailand). The exhibition is organized and curated by Mr. Florence Cinco, Mr. Red Mansueto, and Ms. Aimee Villas Adalla.
 Catalogs of some of the artworks to be featured in the exhibition

Each of the artists participating in the Haiyan International Fundraising Art Exhibition 2014 has contributed an artwork in support of the ongoing relief and reconstruction efforts in the Visayas region. All proceeds from the art works sold during the exhibition will go to MyShelter Foundation, whose Liter of Light program provides low-cost, simple solar lighting to disaster-stricken areas, creating local jobs, teaching green skills, and empowering local communities.
Since Haiyan struck, thousands of people have lived without electricity. As a result, women feel unsafe, children cannot study at night, and households remain dependent on expensive or unreliable forms of lighting (i.e., kerosene, candles) to survive. In the most devastated communities, these alternative energy sources have already run out. MyShelter Foundation was the first organization to respond to the immediate need for lighting in Palo, Leyte, providing the cheapest form of lighting through its Liter of (Night) Lights and street lamps, which were assembled and installed in the community within 40 days of the disaster.
Liter of Light’s efforts to aid the Typhoon Haiyan victims focus on assembling and installing night lights and street lamps for 228 bunkhouses in Leyte and Samar, the areas most affected by Typhoon Haiyan. At a cost of just US $9 per beneficiary, MyShelter Foundation’s Liters of Light will bring light and hope to over 27,000 people displaced and affected by the storm.
Haiyan International Fundraising Art Exhibition 2014 runs from 6-26 April 2014 at Galleria Duemila. For more information, please call telephone number +63 2 831.9990; telefax number +63 2 833.9815 and look for Thess Ponce or Mark Arvin Patiag. For more information on Galleria Duemila, visit www.galleriaduemila.com for details and event happenings or e-mail gduemila@gmail.com.
For more information on Haiyan International Fundraising Art Exhibition 2014, click here.  

You may visit www.aliteroflight.org or e-mail info@aliteroflight.org for more information on the Liter of Light and MyShelter Foundation. 

Press Release: Isang Litrong Liwanag = 1 Liter of Light

IsangLitrongLiwanagShows How Human-Powered Solutions Can
Revolutionize our Approach to Climate Change
MANILA – JULY 22 – IsangLitrongLiwanag(1 Liter of Light), the story of the first grassroots solar lighting program in the world, will make its national debut in a special screening at the Cinemalaya film festival on Thursday, July 26, at 3:30pm in the Dream Theatre.
Directed by Ms. Joy Aquino, the documentary follows the first efforts of the MyShelter Foundation and its volunteers as they bring the green revolution to the bottom 99% in the Philippines and around the world.
Empowering local entrepreneurs and marginalized groups like prison detainees and trash pickers, IsangLitrongLiwanag shows how simple technologies powered by human hands can immediately address the access to energy gap, one of the most critical issues facing the planet today.
In a world where over one billion people currently lack access to or cannot afford electricity, there are few solutions that reach the underprivileged communities that need them most. Using discarded plastic bottles, water, and a bit of bleach, 1 Liter of Light has given hope to thousands by lighting up their homes with low-cost, zero-carbon emission solar bottle bulbs. What started out as an initiative with one carpenter and one set of tools in San Pedro, Laguna, is now a global movement, with youth groups and volunteers replicating the project in at least ten countries around the world.
IsangLitrongLiwanag will inspire audiences by sharing the story of how a developing country can share its gift of knowledge with the rest of the world and revolutionize the way Filipinos think about solutions to climate change.

Halloween Fun Run CDO, 28 Oct. 2011

The running community is truly alive in Cagayan De Oro City (CDO)!
Calling all Cagayanon runners, both elites and enthusiasts, to join the upcoming trick or treat fun run. And wear your best costume for the event.
Your support will go a long, long way since a part of the registration fee will go to the Isang Litrong Liwanag (1 Liter of Light) project of the MyShelter Foundation.   
 
Truly, the popularity of running as a sport in the country has crossed the seas all the way to the south and is spreading like wildfire.  



Halloween Fun Run CDO poster retrieved from http://www.facebook.com/halloweenfunrun

For details, email jemimah_06@yahoo.com or like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/halloweenfunrun

“Apil na!”