Santa Clara University

"Technology to promote reading in rural Burkina Faso: The effects of LED lights on students' reading

Michael Kevane, Ph.D.

  Through a partnership with libraries in Burkina Faso, this purpose of this project is to make small portable solar- and battery-operated LED lights available for students to use for reading at home where lighting may not otherwise be available. Increasing the number of hours in which a student can read is expected to enhance their learning, and the study is designed to assess this.