Fixing their school roof, ready for solar panels
Ever wonder what happens in the background of a development project?
Let me give you a sneek peek.
Last month we met with the town's elected officials and the school commitee to plan the solar power project.
Today, they reported plans to elect a special Solar Commitee to be responsible for managing the solar equipment at the school, opening a special savings account at the bank, and electing a President, Secretary and Treasurer to manage maintenance funds. The President is likely to be Claudio, the head teacher at the school, who is present with the system on a daily basis.
When the community returns from working at the coastal plantations in two weeks, they will have a series of meetings to create a viable plan. By the last week of 2017 they will be providing ATC with their community-approved maintenance plan to fundraise a minimum of Q2,000 per year in order to prepare for replacement parts and repurchasing batteries in 4-6 years time.
We have 10 used laptops pledged for Tiritibol. We need 20 more laptops to equip 2 more schools in 2018. Want to donate your laptop too? Let us know you're sending one and we'll provide a tax-deductible reciept!
Thank you SO MUCH for supporting Mayan Power and Light's solar schools and women's business training in 2017. Stay tuned for an exciting 2018!
P.S. Special Shout-Out to our 13 monthly donors! Your consistent support has helped us make these journeys to the most isolated communities out there in el campo.
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Lighting more schools in 2018!