Thanks to the generosity of overseas friends, we’ve finally been able to buy and install the four solar panels, inverter and battery we’ve needed to provide the school office with power.
This is a considerable step forward, and ensures the school’s administration can now function efficiently at all times.
Our friends kindly donated enough ‘solar’ funds for us also to provide each of our seven staff houses with solar lighting and a solar phone charger. For the nine teachers who live in them, this means no more preparing lessons by candlelight and oil lamp. However, unfortunately, we also have six teachers and seven auxiliary staff who live off-site in rented block- or mud-houses, and they will have to live with dark houses for longer.