Solar means clean energy at the LLC!
Some terrific updates!
- The Library Learning Center (LLC) passed the building inspection. The contractor is fixing a few things on the "punch list", but preparations are underway for furnishing and setting up the space!
- Solar was installed this week!
We are thrilled that our second building will also be powered by the sun. Being energy independent means that our programs continue, even when the power grid in Wamunyu is disrupted.This bank of solar panels will power all operations in the new building. We are hooked to the grid in case of malfunction, but we are excited to be using clean energy most of the time. The solar panels were partially funded by a grant from St. John's Episcopal Church's Matthew 25 fund and the remainder from generous donors like you.
Since the LLC has passed inspection, furniture is being set up in the new spaces. Specially made bookcases for our library have been built by local craftsmen. They were designed with a display space so children can see different books highlighted. We have also crafted benches that will be placed alongside the wall so parents and students can read in the library while others will sit in study carrels to do work. Having the bookshelves are especially timely since we received 20,000 books from Books for Africa at the end of March bringing our total collection to 30,000!
The building of the Library Learning Center has brought jobs to our community. As much as possible, locally craftspeople were hired to construct the building. During these final stages, local woodworkers and other artisans are building furniture, painting quotes, and assisting with landscaping.
We couldn't do this project without generous donors like you. Our staff, partner teachers and students, and the community are excited about new opportunities for learning in the library, maker space, meeting space, and sound studio. Thank you for helping to make our dreams come true!
20,000 Books from Books for Africa!
The solar system!
Storing the power in batteries
Locally crafted bookshelves