Solar Light in 5 Schools in Amuria

Environmental NGO in Uganda

Solar Light in 5 Schools in Amuria

JEEP has finalized installation of solar systems in 5 selected schools in Amuria districts. Pre visits to all the 5 schools was made physically or through correspondence prior to the installation. Security, maintenance, proper use and need among others were the prime issues considered during the selection of the school.

The system installed will cater for light in 2 class rooms and 1 office ( in some of the installations) and 1 security light as below shown. This Variation came as a result of the class room sizes. In cases where the class rooms were small, light was installed in 2 class rooms and 1 office and in instances where class rooms were relatively big, light was installed in only 2 class room and 1 security light.

 

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St. Micheal SS Wera

Student population
Classes Senior 1 to Senior 4
Source of lighting before the installation Gas pressure lamp
Cost 3 refills per term X 45,000 = 135,000
No of students who use the light 100
Contribution for the maintenance of the system 2000 * 100 = 200,000 per term
Security A security guard is available
System installed Light in 2 class rooms + security light

St. Paul Abarilela SS

Student population 253 ( Boys = 160, Girls = 93)
Classes Senior 1 to Senior 4
Source of lighting before the installation No classes at night. The classes was to extend classes up to 6 pm instead of stopping at 4
Cost
Contribution for the maintenance of the system Use the grant for school running from the government
Security  A security guard is available
System installed Light in 2 class rooms + 1 office + security light

Kujju SS

Student population 205 ( Boys = 117, Girls  = 88)
Classes Senior 1 to Senior 4
Source of lighting before the installation Kerosen lamps
Cost Kerosen is bought by students
Contribution for the maintenance of the system The school has a Parents Teachers Association (PTA) Account where each student contributes 1000 per term. The system will be maintained from this fund
Security A seciruty guard is available
System installed Light in 2 class rooms + 1 office + security light

 

St. Benedict SS Amuchu

Student population 205 ( Boys = 83, Girls = 125)
Classes Senior 1 to Senior 4
Source of lighting before the installation 3 Batteries which power DC lamps for 3 class rooms
Cost Each battery is charged weekly at a cost of 15004500 is spent weekly on battery charging
Contribution for the maintenance of the system Money for maintenance will be got from the PTA fund
Security Security guard available
System installed Light in 2 class rooms + 1 office + security light

Dakabera Comprehensive SS

Student population 80 ( Boys = 35, Boys = 45)
Classes Senior 1 to Senior 4
Source of lighting before the installation Kerosen lamps
Cost Kerosen is bought by students
Contribution for the maintenance of the system Funds will be got from the PTA fund
System Installed Light in 2 class rooms + security light

Way Forward

JEEP will continue with the monitoring and Follow up on the system to ensure that the systems continue working as planned.