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Photovoltaic for Education in Burkina Faso

A project from Greening Africa Together/Alle Hand in Hand, e.V.
in Farakoba, Burkina Faso

We would like to improve the circumstances of a school children in Burkina Faso by providing electricity through Solar Energy.

Lilly S.
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About this project

Who are we? 
The Greening Africa Together (GATo) is a non-profit network which includes several international NGOs, universities, African communities and other institutions that have the goal to support the fight against climate change and create opportunities to improve lifestyle and education condition for Africans in rural areas. Visit us at: 
Current situation
Burkina Faso is one of the least electrified countries in the world. Only 19% of the population have access to energy and translates to a meagre of 3% in rural areas.  
The school “Ceg de Farako-Ba” in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso has 8 classrooms, 2 administration offices and 3 toilets and a kitchen, which doesn’t have access to electricity grid. Classes can only take place when the natural light from windows is sufficient. 368 students are trying to get education under these hard circumstances.

We want to improve the situation
As members of Greening Africa Together and also university students, our main objective is to improve this situation for children in Farako-Ba by providing stable and environmentally friendly electricity through Photovoltaic. The Teachers and Parents Association of the school are involving actively in this project and would manage the maintenance of the system.

Our technical concept
The electrification of the school will be realized with a stand-alone Photovoltaic system, in which a DC system will be used. The electrical energy that is produced through the module will be distributed to the load and battery via charge controller.

How your donation will be used? 
We will be using 100 % of your donation for material and services needed for electrification of the school. The budget allocation is as follows: 
Light bulbs                                                        839 € 
Small electrical appliances                             578 € 
Battery                                                            2554 € 
Cable                                                               3503 €