The goal of the proposed project is to use education and technology, such as solar lighting solutions to improve the health, education, water access, security and economic livelihoods of 1500 inhabitants including youth, women, and children in the Bomigo Island in the Keta District of the Volta Region of Ghana. The project will install 5kw decentralized solar systems of 0.5kw-2kw units for the community clinic, school, water supply, irrigation farmlands, street lights and community center.
Lack of Access to Sustainable Lighting in Island communities is a major development challenge and the Bomigo Island is no exception. Lack of lighting in the local clinic affects healthcare delivery, the community school without lighting affects children's education, high rate of youth migration due to low economic opportunities, low community lighting is a threat to security of women and girls. This project will impact the over 1500 inhabitants living on Bomigo Island and improve their lives.
ISEES provides sustainable energy technologies for rural and peri-urban off-grid communities, like Bomigo Island. The project will provide solar lighting for the clinic and school to improve health care for women and education for the children by encouraging posted medical personnel and teachers to stay in the community. It will also provide solar irrigation for year round farming by young farmers, improve security through street lighting to reduce risk of attacks and snake bite during evenings.
The project will improve healthcare delivery by 60%. Educational standards will improve by about 300 children having the opportunity to learn each evenings. It will improve food security and economic livelihoods of the Bomigo Youth Association members through increased income from all year round farming with solar water irrigation, improve security through community streetlights and improve the living standards of the community members. It will also reduce youth migration to urban centers.