224 Balwadi’s (child-care centers) service over 5000 children – they provide them a safe place to stay while their parents go to work. But most importantly, they provide education, supplementary nutrition and foster a sense of confidence and hope. The centers are often run in homes that are rented or donated by the community. Most villages do not have electricity and the small homes may not be well-lit. In an effort to make these centers more comfortable, (temperatures in the summer reach 110 degrees Fahrenheit) Seva Mandir helped install solar lighting system that supports a bulb and a fan during Balwadi hours (7 hours) in two villages as an experiment. The response from children is encouraging and we are seeking support to extend the solar fan installations to 50 more Balwadis.