FAIRFIELD — Nine Armijo High School students on Friday worked on bringing light to an orphanage in Uganda and to doctors working in rural Haiti.
They went to Solano Community College to assemble five “solar suitcases.” The small units cost about $800 apiece, can light a room for three days and can be recharged in eight hours using solar power. They are indeed housed in suitcases.
“There are people out there who have no light,” said Armijo High School senior Ezequiel Rodriquez, who wants to be an electrician. “We don’t really think about it.”