Solar for Education program is an initiative aimed at powering schools in rural communities in Nigeria without electricity with solar to enable the students read and do their homework at nights. The program will also train the students with skills in installation and maintenance of simple solar systems while providing educational benefits for students in learning about renewable energy and environmental stewardship.
Many primary and secondary schools in Nigeria have no electricity; boarding schools are not left out. Where there is electricity it is unreliable, students are made to study at nights with kerosene lanterns. In day schools female students are most affected because they spend the day light helping out in the home with domestic chores and are unable to do their homework or read at night. The use of kerosene causes degradation of air quality inside a home while producing toxic.
The problem will be solved through provision of solar to power schools without electricity and provide solar lanterns to day students living in communities without electricity. This will be done through: 1. Capacity Building and training of students on design, installation and maintenance of solar system 2. Installation of solar systems 3. Distribution of Solar lanterns
This project will raise a generation of Green Champions promoting environmental stewardship through behavioral change and skills in renewable energy. A clean energy source of light for studying is a vital component in ensuring equal rights to education for children. To equip the students with necessary skills in installatioand maintenance of solar system and also serve as a means of job creation. Improving students study time and grades Build a generation of Solar Technicians.