TanzSolar Ltd.

TanzSolar's mission is to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life for people throughout rural Tanzania through the promotion of affordable technology powered by renewable energy, distributed to people not served by, or unable to afford connection to, an electricity grid.
Sep 14, 2011

Solar-Schools in Tanzania Project Report Q3 2011

Students study by a solar light
Students study by a solar light

We appreciate the support of our donors, and expect to have at least one school system installed by the end of 2011!  The teachers from our first school have begun coming to Musoma for training on the computer since we are working to provide internet access along with solar power at that school.  It is very exciting for them as it will be the first time that they will have electricity at the school, and also the first time they will have a way to connect to the internet in their rural village.

TanzSolar has developed proposals for partial funding of the solar-schools program from the Tanzanian Government through the Rural Energy Agency.  We are also writing grant proposals to assist in accelerating the implementation of this electrification project.

At TanzSolar we realize that these are difficult economic times for everyone, so we are especially appreciative of your donations to support education for some of the worlds most disadvantaged students.  It's hard to describe how excited these students and teachers are about the possibility of having electricity.  We all thank you.

Jul 5, 2011

TanzSolar's New Website, Neutrogena "Wave for Change" Contest

Please go visit our new, updated website. Same address; www.tanzsolar.org, but lots of new information. This site now contains an information update weekly under News/Stories.

Announcing the Neutrogena "Wave for Change" Grant Contest. TanzSolar was selected by Neutrogena as one of 3 Environmental projects on Global Giving to compete for a corporate donation program! There are 9 projects in total in 3 categories; Education, Environment and Disaster Recovery. One project from each category will win the competition and will be awarded 1/3 of the funds raised.

Help us WIN the competition! It’s easy to vote and your vote will help TanzSolar to provide solar electric lighting to rural villagers, replacing the dangerous and highly polluting kerosene lanterns they currently use. Please vote now! Just click below and select "Provide Renewable Energy in Tanzania".

http://www.neutrogena.com/category/wave+for+change.do?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fb_page&utm_content=welcome_tab&utm_campaign=fb_neutrogena

Spread the word! This could be a big boost for TanzSolar and for thousands of villagers with no access to electricity. And don’t forget to register any qualifying Neutrogena purchases to help raise money for this wonderful program.

May 17, 2011

Solar-Schools Project Report Q2 2011

TanzSolar mtg. with heasmaster, Suguti Secondary
TanzSolar mtg. with heasmaster, Suguti Secondary

During the first quarter of this project TanzSolar has met with the regional school commissioner to select the best schools for this project.  We are looking for schools with good management and an active local parent board.  Our staff has met with headmasters and many teachers from 4 of the targeted local Secondary Schools.  All of the rural Musoma schools are without electricity, and it is our goal to eventually provide power to all of them.  Indeed most of the schools even within the Musoma Urban district do not have electricity.

The headmasters, teachers and students are all very excited about the possibility of having lighting so that they can study at school in the evenings.  They are very interested in getting electricity in the on-campus teachers houses so that they will be able to attract and keep teachers at these rural schools.  And they are very excited about having power for a computer and internet connection so they can access the whole world of information available online, together with a printer so that these materials can be shared with their classes.

We hope to begin installing these systems in 2011, and are looking for funding in addition to the Global Giving funds to speed the project along.  All donations will be put to work as soon as possible.  Thank you for your support.

Tegaruka Secondary School Classroom
Tegaruka Secondary School Classroom
TanzSolar mtg. at Kyanyaru Secondary School
TanzSolar mtg. at Kyanyaru Secondary School
Buruma Secondary School, Administration building
Buruma Secondary School, Administration building

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