The Capricorn Foundation, in partnership with Greenville Solars: Edu-Light Project, last week handed over solar lamps to 317 learners of the Havana High School.
The school is the first of 10 recipient schools receiving 1 200 lights donated by the Capricorn Foundation, valued at N$294 000.
Marlize Horn, executive officer of the Capricorn Foundation, said they are proud to continue their partnership with Greenville Solars on this initiative, as it is not only the learners who directly benefit but the entire household, which often has several siblings and other family members living in one shack.
“We are grateful that we can make a positive change in the lives of these learners and their families,” she said.
The other schools that will benefit from this initiative are
222 learners from three schools in Omaruru: S.I. Gobs High School, Paahe Primary School and Ubasen Primary School; 243 learners from three schools in Usakos Secondary School, Elifas Goseb Primary School and E.P.S. Primary School; 204 learners from two schools outside Opuwo: Oshisoko Mobile Unit and Otjamaungu Mobile Unit, as well as 214 learners from Okankororosa Combined School in Okongo Circuit.
The Edu-Light Project is an initiative powered by Greenville Solars, a social enterprise catering to low-income households. Through the project, Greenville Solars aims to provide solar lights to students living in informal settlements and rural areas without electricity access.
The project surveys schools to assess the need, identify learners from informal settlements (shacks) with no electricity and provide them with solar-powered lamps to help them study longer at night in a healthier, safer and brighter environment, thereby improving their school performance.
“We thank the Capricorn Foundation for partnering with us on this project. We are happy that together we can make a difference,” remarked Kleopas Johannes, Greenville Solars managing director.