The project for October 2017 is to provide solar (PV) electric lighting and power solutions for 9 remote schools in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco, serving hundreds of children. The total amount required for materials and transport to complete the installations is £45,000 (€52,000)
Organising and implementing a project to remote locations entails many hours of work, fund raising, planning, and organisation and in the final installation of solar (PV) in the schools. We welcome individuals and groups to help us out in the areas that interest them most. We also need volunteers with 4X4 vehicles who want to join the expedition. Owner-driver volunteers and passengers will have a unique opportunity to experience first hand an expedition adventure, get to meet the children and teachers, and gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by people living in remote areas. Those on the expedition will also have a lot of free time to drive and explore a part of the world they may not normally travel too.
Funding from individuals and businesses like yours is what makes these projects possible. Every donation is used to change lives, providing the basic power to light a classroom or pump water from a well.
Light2Learn's mission is to develop and install solar lighting solutions that are fit for purpose and will provide a durable sustainable solution for remote schools with no possibility of grid supplied electricity. Our remit includes the training of local people to support and maintain the installations.
Working with the very much appreciated help and assistance of Aziz El Batal from ERM, and Selwa Zine, the president of El Baraka Angels, the following schools have been identified as suitable for this project due to their remote location and not having access to electricity. In total there are nine locations and the project has an ambitious target to supply and install solar (PV) electricity systems in all schools servicing an estimated 250 children. All schools are located in or close to the Ifrane National Park,
Light2Learn and the International Land Rover Club