The project provides for the full-service realization of a teaching and computer lab unit solar-powered, which could serve as a repeatable model in the region, with the view to improve the level of education in rural primary and middle-grade schools.
Most rural schools in the region of Tigray, in Ethiopia, don’t have access to electric energy, water, lavatories, furniture and school supplies such as pens, exercise books and texts, the fundamental and necessary tools in the educational process. It’s not uncommon to see teachers giving lessons open-air or among stone walls with children sitting on the floor.
The use of renewable energies can have a remarkable development and play a decisive role in the region’s rural schools, totally lacking electric power.
Most children attending the lessons in rural schools with no computers, internet, printers, copiers, and teachers forced to use slates to teach face significant problems to handle learning and teaching processes. The project foresees the turnkey realization of a teaching and computer lab unit solar-powered, intending to improve education in rural primary and middle-grade schools.
We have identified in the elementary and primary school of Kafna, Tigray Region, completely implemented by Butterfly Foundation and presently sheltering over 900 children from the first to the third grade. This first rural school could benefit from this project. Thanks to solar power, there will be a significant increase in the educational quality in the rural Ethiopian schools, thanks to a minimum of modern educational equipment
Every 646 sq. ft. one-floor building will be equipped with:
- 10 locations with Toshiba Core i3 laptops – Ram: 4GB – Hard disk: 500GB – Monitor: 15,6”
- 10 desks for students
- 1 copy machine
- 1 printer
- 1 tv screen of 42”
- 1 satellite disk
- 1 solar generator of 4000W with the following technical characteristics: True sine wave 4000W inverter (8000W surge); panel measures: 960 W (4x240W); gel battery: 12V, 440Ah (4 X 110Ah)
- 15 plug outlets for workshop and school
- A training program will be also provided for teachers.
These workshop units could become a replicable standard model in rural schools of the region, and contribute without any doubt to the improvement of the current educational level for elementary and primary grade schools in the area. (Project board)
- Kafna School I (2010)
- Kafna School II (2011)
- Kafna School III (2012)
- Rain water catchment in Kafna School (2012)
- Kafna water well (2014)
- Kafna School Teacher’s dormitory (2018)
- Solar workshop in Kafna School (Project to be funded)