Avatar Station, conceptualized by LightEd, is a groundbreaking educational hub designed to revolutionize sustainable education and community development in rural Africa. Constructed from recycled shipping containers and equipped with state-of-the-art solar panels, this project epitomizes eco-friendly innovation and is an exemplary fit for the Ghost Project 2024’s emphasis on small-scale interventions with large-scale impacts. The station offers a unique blend of technology, environmental science, and active community participation. It is poised to provide immersive learning experiences in renewable energy and sustainability, directly addressing the urgent need for environmental stewardship among young learners and community members. Avatar Station’s design is inherently scalable and replicable, making it an ideal model for adoption across similar rural settings globally. By fostering a sense of community ownership and encouraging collaborative efforts in combating climate change, Avatar Station not only enhances educational opportunities but also empowers communities to initiate sustainable practices. Its multi-functional spaces serve as hubs for workshops, seminars, and exhibitions, which are integral to nurturing a generation equipped to tackle environmental challenges creatively and effectively.


Stanley Anigbogu

Stanley Anigbogu is a dynamic innovator and social entrepreneur from Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. As the founder and CEO of LightEd, Stanley channels his passion for technology and sustainability into transforming electronic and plastic waste into renewable energy solutions. His vision has been to illuminate lives in rural and underserved urban communities across Africa, aiming to empower over 5 million Africans by 2035 with clean, affordable energy. Stanley’s work has earned him numerous international accolades, including the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honor Award, demonstrating his impactful contributions to sustainable urban development and environmental conservation. His dedication to community empowerment and his innovative approach to addressing complex environmental issues exemplify his commitment to creating a more sustainable and equitable world. Alongside Stanley, Stanley Omeh is a designer behind this project.