In a remote village in Qinghai, 130 children and their families use wood and dung as their fuel for cooking, heating and boiling water. In a barren environment, collecting these items is time consuming and a burden usually for the women and children. In the evenings, children study using butter or kerosene lamps, and candles. The local government has done much to help remote villages with infrastructure, but it is agreed SOLAR PANELS will improve health, save time, and help the children study.
Children in remote villages are finding it difficult to keep pace in school due to various circumstances. Some reasons are not enough time to study, poor health and not drinking enough water. One key solution is changing the methods used to boil water and study - typically done through taking many hours to collect wood from a dwindling supply in remote locations, or collecting and drying cow dung. SOLAR PANELS are an easy solution, but one that cannot be afforded by these remote families.
The SOLAR PANELS this project will provide create enough energy to boil water, cook food, and provide lighting for children to study into the evenings. Each family in the village will receive a solar panel and a person in the village will be trained on how to properly maintain and support them. Solar Panels will also mean money will be saved by the family from other electrical sources, or the buying of candles, kerosene and other alternative fuels. Children will also have more time to study.
This simple solution will result in families being able to keep their children in school for longer. It is proven that life is so much more successful for a child for each additional year they can remain in school. Currently, children from remote poor locations drop out of school too early due to either poverty, or the child's school performance falling well behind. These Solar Panels could be the difference in the long-term. There are also long-term health and environmental benefits.