Nearly six months post-Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has been forgotten. Camera crews and journalists are no longer in sight, and efforts to help have waned. Still, groups of people from around the world remain hopeful and are making an impact.
In Be The Light, multimedia icon, executive producer and host, Angie Martinez joins Rutgers University–Newark’s (RU-N) International Leadership Exchange (ILE) Global Scholars to document their journey to deploy We Share Solar suitcases in multi-purpose community help centers and a cancer care center in Puerto Rico.
The We Share Solar suitcase program is a community-engaged, experiential-learning initiative designed to illustrate to high school and college students the positive impact of sustainable living. The suitcases are highly efficient solar energy systems that are deployed in areas without reliable electricity. We Share Solar suitcases power medical lighting, mobile communication, and essential medical devices.