Advancing Girl Power with Wind Power

 
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Summary

In Magwar, a rural village in Kenya, there is an all-girls school with no running water and limited electricity. World Connect will install a wind turbine, which will provide steady electricity to power a water pump and a computer lab.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In Magwar, Kenya, there is no running water and limited electricity. Located near Lake Victoria, the all-girls school is a prime candidate for wind energy. This project will install a wind turbine at the school to provide reliable electricity and generate surplus energy, which can be sold to surrounding homes and businesses to cover school fees for the poorest families and the turbine will allow the school to pump in water rather than having students collect it.

How will this project solve this problem?

Wind power is a practical and economic solution to the limited electricity and lack of water at the girls' school, and more consistent energy will help the students thrive. The project will give students a lifelong appreciation for natural energy, its economic value and impact on the community.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will affect the entire population of Magwar by increasing access to locally-produced, low-cost energy, and it will increase educational opportunity for the 200+ girls attending the school where the turbine will be installed, and the 320 projected to attend the school by 2015. By producing its own energy, the school will be able to pump water to every school building, have classes at night, power its computer lab, and provide scholarships to needy students for years to come.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

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Project Leader

Pamela Nathenson

Waltham,, MA United States

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