By flamingofoundation, Oct 21 2015 1:58PM
Education is the key to a brighter future and one of our Little Learners projects has gone a long way towards lighting up lives quite literally!
Pupils and staff at the Agape Academy in Ghana know too well how erratic and unreliable the local electricity supply can be, and the community is looking to alternative energy sources to ensure everyday life, including lessons, can go on uninterrupted.
To assist in their quest for sustainable and reliable power, Flamingo Foundation and Lightyear ran a two-day DIY Solar Workshop as part of Lab_13 Ghana.
Through the Light Up A School programme we gave a group of 20 students and teachers the knowledge and skills needed to make solar panels and power up their own school!
Together they built three solar panels, each one capable of charging a mobile phone or powering a strip of LED lights. Their ability to master the tools and get to grips with electronic circuits was impressive, and Angela and Precious, two of the female students, were particularly proud to say they were better than everyone else – especially the boys!
On top of the practical skills they gained, the group also had the opportunity to engage in discussions about renewable energy, and if their ideas on how to utilise solar are anything to go by they will soon be lighting up not just their school, but the whole of Ghana!
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