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SOLAR POWER

 

One of our goals is to provide electricity to every building both domestic and public through the provision of solar power. The plan has two parts:

Firstly: The provision of electricity to every house will be with the enormous support of the Barefoot College based in India. They took 4 of the women of the village to India for 6 months (all expenses paid) and trained them up to become solar engineers. The four women had to get a birth certificate, a passport, have a medical and get  innoculated. They didn't even know when their birthday's were!

This is a huge opportunity not only for the four women but for the whole community as it requires everyone to get involved in one way or another. We now have a solar committee in the village to manage the whole project.

Barefoot College then took the lead (with our support) in raising the funds to acquire everything required so that the women having now returned can build, and teach others to assmenble the solar installations required. One for every house! We have together raised over $45000. We only need another $20000. Can you help us - even just a little?

                                                                  

Secondly: For the public buildings i.e. the School, the Clinic and the Willmott Dixon Partnerships 4Life Academy we are evolving a different plan for each building.

For the school we were awarded a substantial amount of money by the Marr Munning Trust and because of them the school now has lighting and computers. Another huge step forward!

                                                                     

For the Lady Patti Saxby Clinic we were collecting money for the required solar panels once it opened in July 2012. As of September 2013 the solar PV panels were installed so that the villagers now have a clinic which has lighting and a refrigerator etc. We had already supplied them with solar powerered hot water.

                                                                    

For the Willmott Dixon Partnerships 4Life Academy Willmott Dixon undertook to raise a substantial amount  with Dekamile raising the rest. As of September 2014 the facility was built  with it being fully open in September 2015.

See the separate page for further details. But we have  solar electricity on the Academy courtesy of BPEC and PNUD amongst others. Thanks to all.