Niger is quite rich in sun, as many of us know well, especially because the sun is the center of the Nigerien flag! We are excited to finally share with you that soon, we will be able to take advantage of this valuable and plentiful natural resource.
It requires an enormous amount of energy to run schools efficiently. As Niger is prone to frequent black-outs and brown-outs, our partners have voiced a need for reliable energy sources in their schools.
This spring, Water Mission International provided us with solar panels to connect our schools to renewable energy so that they can move toward becoming self-sufficient.
The solar panels have just been shipped crossing the ocean. Last month, we visited the schools to determine how the solar panels will need to be installed and what other tools and equipment will be needed.