Pilot: Solar Installations for Two Primary Schools

location

Sibangani & Maraposa

number of people to benefit

2000+

project description

Pilot for installing solar installations at Sibangani Primary School and Maraposa Primary School

Pilot: Solar Installations for Two Primary Schools

In 2019, the AFAS Foundation has supported our project of installing two pumps in Sibangani village. This project was successfully completed and we have kept in contact with the Sibangani community. As a follow-up, we would like to support the school by providing electricity through solar power and donating several laptops. We would like to do the same for other schools that we have visited. Many schools do not have access to electricity, even though Zimbabwe’s government requires schools to teach IT. Access to electricity allows schools to teach during evening hours, which is essential in offering adult education and improving literacy. The laptops provided have educational software pre-installed.

The AFAS Foundation has agreed to the installation of a solar installation at Sibangani Primary School and one at Maraposa Primary School.

Update

The projects have been successfully completed in both Sibangani and Maraposa. The addition of a solar installation for electricity allows the schools to educate more people, especially adults. IT education is now also possible, thanks to the laptops and tablets provided. The community benefits greatly from these projects, as put beautifully by Florence Bepe, head of Sibangani Primary School:

Born in 1947, the only light we knew at night was God’s stars and moon. Old as l am l never dreamt of light during the night. As years progressed, other schools were born and fortunate enough for them they could see at night, elderly people within their communities were able to be assisted to read, but because l had night blindness those in my community failed to be assisted. I had lost hope of ever seeing again.

The twin year 2020 is written in my history in BIG BLOCK BLACK capital letters. This is the year Mpilo Foundation helped me to restore my sight at night, night blindness is now a thing of the past. My Gates and doors are now wide open for all adults who missed basic education, please come, the time is now, to improve our lives…

MPILO FOUNDATION, MPILO FOUNDATION, YOU ARE A RIVER THATS FLOWS WITH LIFE. You brought life to SIBANGANI pry school and the whole community. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Florence Bepe
Head Sibangani Primary
After this successful pilot, we hope to be able to provide more schools with a solar installation.

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