enLIGHTen Project lights and designers
Lindsey Adelman collage
David Weeks Collage
Dino Sanchez Collage
Matt Gagnon Collage
Rich Brilliant Willing Collage
Workshop Design Build Collage
Workstead Collage
B Light Collage
The Kids of Kathmandu

Kids of Kathmandu utilizes the arts to fund an orphanage in Bhaktapor, Nepal.

This year’s fundraiser, the enLIGHTen Project, is an auction selling lights to pay for solar panel, batteries, solar lanterns, and a water filtration system for the orphanage in Nepal.

We’ve brought together 17 lighting designers with some of the biggest names in Lighting design generously contributing a light to the auction. Eight of these lights have been specifically designed for or customized for Kids of Kathmandu and the enLIGHTen Project.

The electricity will allow the kids to have lighting, clean water, refrigeration, as well as other basic, fundamental sanitary conveniences. The improvement will be profound, and in the long run, measurable, as we see their health and school attendance improve.


Kids of Kathmandu is dedicated to further developing links between the design community and to helping meet the basic needs of the children in Nepal.