• Education
  • Energy
  • Resources
Expected Completion On:
Jun 2019
Start Date:
Mar 2019

Solar Panels at Gajal and Haysam Primary Schools

Lack of electricity prevents teachers and staff from meeting and working after hours.

Lack of electricity is a major issue in most of rural Africa. Without electricity, schools cannot power basic electric equipment or lights. In 2017, Karimu installed solar panels for lighting at 4 of the 6 schools in Ayalagaya. In 2019, we plan to complete such installation by addressing the news of Gajal and Haysam Primary Schools.

The installation of solar panels at both schools will provide energy to light classrooms and the outside surroundings, increasing work hours and school safety. Additionally, it will allow teachers to recharge their mobile phones. This may sound small, but it is not. Today, most teachers have to walk one hour to find a place where they can recharge their mobile phones. This represents 2 hours of lost productivity every couple of days!

Expected benefits:

  • Improved school performance

    • as teachers and staff will be able to meet and work after hours

    • due to increase productivity of the teachers

  • Safer surroundings due to outside lighting