Interviewing students about their computer classes
The Appropriate Technology Collaborative and Sea Energía Solar had an adventure-and-a-half traveling in the back of pick-up trucks carrying cardamom, corn and chickens with a hike to the village of Tiritibol. They treated us to chicken soup and a warm night's stay in their (closed-down) clinic with a ride back up the hill to our meeting with Chitas school.
We had such a productive trip! Tiritibol has strong community leadership and will be drafting up a maintenance plan between their school committees and government representatives next month.
The next day we did a follow-up visit at Chitas' solar powered school and computer lab. We confirmed that school kids are taking weekly typing lessons, but still have a lot to learn about computer terminology. The school committee bought a small printer for teachers to use in class and to lend out to the public, generating an income for their maintenance fund.
SEA checked up on the solar power system and gave recommendations. "The batteries are all full when school is not in session, for better health of the system, turn lights on and play the radio to make the village a little more fun." The consistent charging and discharging of solar batteries lengthens their lifespan.
The Chitas Solar School is such a success that the Tiritibol community next door is anxious to get electrified too.
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SEA reviewing the solar power