LightOut Movement

LightOut focus on three (3) of the 17 SDG's through the work it does - SDGs 3, 4 and 12.

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Our work is directly related to the achievement of this SDG in the areas of drug use, teenage pregnancy, reproductive health, sexually transmitted diseases, maternal & child mortality in Nigeria.

By promoting abstinence among young people, we reduce the risk of teenage pregnancy, thereby reducing the high maternal mortality rate, due to their emotional and mental unpreparedness. Abstinence also reduces the chances of developing multiple sexual partners, which often leads to the spread of STDs like AIDS. We also provide secondary school girls with sanitary pads, thereby alleviating period poverty and reducing the risk of infection that young girls are often exposed to.

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promotelifelong learning opportunities for all. 

We contribute to the achievement of SDG 4 by creatively teaching financial literacy to students who would otherwise not gain access to this knowledge due to Nigeria’s outdated curriculum. We partner with financial houses, like VISA, to expose them to savings, investment and other productive financial concepts. We engage the students in fun games and activities that teaches them the fundamentals of how to properly manage finance. We also have highly successful professionals speak to the students on the subject of money.

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

We are working towards reducing plastic waste on our streets, in our drainages and water bodies.

As part of the work we do with teenagers, we teach them not to litter, to properly dispose of their waste and very importantly, to practice recycling. We often engage them in exciting recycling competitions. Through our partnership with Wecyclers and other recycling organizations, we provide students with branded bags and the competition is to find the first students to fill their bags with plastic waste littered in their environment. These plastic wastes are then sent in to recycling organizations to be properly recycled.