Solar Electricity for an African School

by TanzSolar Ltd.
Oct 7, 2013

October Update on Tegaruka Secondary School

Tegaruka classroom
Tegaruka classroom

On the 2nd of October 2013 TanzSolar made a routine maintenance visit to Tegeruka Secondary School to evaluate the operation of school's solar power system.  While reviewing the status of the school's lighting system, it was found that 9 LED lights in one of the classrooms aren't in proper working order and they should be replaced.  It was also observed that 2 connectors in the teachers homes systems need to be replaced.  These repairs will be made by TanzSolar as soon as possible.

The girls students don't feel comfortable to attend the school after darkness to study using the school's solar lighting system. It is not safe for them to make the trip, and the school doesn't have dormitories for boys or girls and it is a day school.  The school principal accepted our offer to donate 4 portable solar lights to be awarded to the top girls finishers of the upcoming standardized testing competition that will be held for all four grade levels.

The solar system has been greatly appreciated by both the school's faculty and the students. TanzSolar is doing all that is possible to maintain and upgrade the school's solar system. Other teachers who are living in the nearby village are also asking for those portable system like the ones at teacher's homes, and we hope to be able to provide lighting systems for all the teachers.

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 On Wednesday, October 9th from 12:01 am EDT, for 24 hours, GlobalGiving is providing a Bonus Day!  Your contribution will be matched at 30% by Global Giving, up to the first $25,000 claimed.  Please help us take advantage of this added gift by donating, online, on October 9, in the morning, if possible!!

Our thanks to you all who have made these projects possible and to Global Giving for their ongoing efforts to support TanzSolar and similar, grassroots nonprofit organizations around the world.

PV array on rural school
PV array on rural school
Lighting repair
Lighting repair
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Organization Information

TanzSolar Ltd.

Location: Musoma, Mara - Tanzania, United Republic of
Website: http:/​/​www.tanzsolar.org
Project Leader:
Marianne Walpert
Board Member, Executive Director
Musoma, Mara Region Tanzania, United Republic of
$7,700 raised of $12,000 goal
 
71 donations
$4,300 to go
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