Project #1607

Solar Energy & Radio Communication for Wayling

by GlobalGiving


A solar energy system will provide 1st ever electricity & HF radio communication for isolated village of 100 Amerindians; students/adults will benefit from DVD/TV educational & entertainment programs
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75,000 Amerindians reside in isolated villages in Guyana’s hinterland. Communication systems are poor and electricity is scarce or non-existent. As a result school children and adults lag behind in education & socio-economic development. Nestled in a mountain valley, Wayling is located a 16-hour walk from the nearest town. It recently constructed a one-room building for school and community meeting rooms. Solar power will provide lights, entertainment & emergency communication for 100 persons.


Coordinate with government officials; verify needs with community leaders; purchase solar/radio systems, DVD/TV players and DVDs; transport materials by plane, boat and porters, & train community maintenance team to install & operate systems.

Long-Term Impact

Solar energy/HF radio will improve quality of life for 100 persons in rainforest environment thru immediate radio contact for medical emergencies, community meetings & better educational systems. It will bring smiles to faces via DVD entertainment.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Organization Information


Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Jerry Lagra
Rural Development Facilitator
Georgetown, Guyana

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Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $12,184 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Wonderful!

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