Light up a school and change the lives of 159 kids

by Appropriate Technology Collaborative
Light up a school and change the lives of 159 kids
Light up a school and change the lives of 159 kids
Light up a school and change the lives of 159 kids
Light up a school and change the lives of 159 kids
Light up a school and change the lives of 159 kids
Light up a school and change the lives of 159 kids
Light up a school and change the lives of 159 kids
Light up a school and change the lives of 159 kids
Light up a school and change the lives of 159 kids
Light up a school and change the lives of 159 kids

Summary

We aim to electrify 18 classrooms at Escuela de la Calle. Children from low-income families are educated at this school. This equipment will aid 2,000 houses in the area while also assisting the school's operations. The installation will serve more than 17 new generations of children throughout its 20-year life span. Currently, the school serves 159 boys and girls who receive primary education. Children must be hopeful and receive opportunities for progress to break the cycle of poverty.

$35,000
total goal
$34,684
remaining
5
donors
0
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

Severe power shortages and high costs have reached a critical point in Quetzaltenango, jeopardizing basic services such as lighting, which ties education and school services. Children are forced to study on the street and only in the daylight hours. Children who attend in the evening use candles and oil lamps to illuminate themselves, putting them in danger when they find outside facilities without light. To break the cycle of poverty, ATC has taken the initiative to electrify Escuela.

Solution

The Appropriate Technology Collaborative provides a solar electrification installation, allowing lighting to 18 classrooms and useful life of 20 years. This would immediately give access to quality electricity and benefit the 159 children who study at the Escuela de la Calle, its seven teachers, and the school staff.

Long-Term Impact

The project will benefit 17 new generations of students, help the community made up of two thousand neighboring families, and reduce costs, focusing on students' care and the quality of education. This electrical installation will be helpful for the next 20 years, which will impact around 3,500 children.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Appropriate Technology Collaborative

Location: Ann Arbor, MI - USA
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Project Leader:
Giovana Martinez
Ann Arbor, MI United States
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