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Solar lights for Malawi fund launch

A campaign to provide clean, safe lighting in one of Africa's poorest countries has been launched.

Scotland's 2020 Climate Group, an organisation set up in 2009 in response to the Scottish Government's climate change targets, has launched an awareness and fundraising drive, with £200,000 of Scottish Government funding in support of climate justice.

The group has brought together Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB) and SolarAid, a team which will act as project partners and help deliver "Scotland Lights up Malawi".

The ultimate goal and vision of this project is to contribute to the eradication of kerosene lamps, batteries and candles in Malawi by 2020.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse, said: "The 'Scotland lights up Malawi' initiative will deliver real benefits to families and communities there and I am delighted to confirm this £200,000 in support of the partnership.

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