During the month of July KACCAD’s partner in development an International Aid Organization “Let There Be Light International “awarded grant funding to KACCAD which facilitated KACCAD to purchase 202 sun king eco potable solar lights and a complete solar equipment.
On 3rd of September KACCAD team travelled to the remote rural district of Gomba to kick start the distribution.
On that day, 172 solar lights were distributed to school children at Good Hope Primary School a rural school in Gomba to empower their education ahead of the end of term three examinations and Primary Leaving Examinations which the pupils will be seating in the next months,28 solar lights were distributed to elderly and persons with disabilities in Namabeya-Mpenja in Gomba and 2 solar lights were rewarded to field officers in Gomba for their assistance in the solar distribution.
The 202 solar lights distributed to 202 recipients are expected to benefit 1,188 persons living in households of the solar recipients. With the recent solar donation KACCAD has so far distributed 1,012 portable solar lights to households off the electric grid and schools. 985 solar lights donated by its partner in development Let There Be Light International and 27 donated by pupils at Falkensberg School in Sweden.
A Complete solar equipment was installed at Namabeya health center 2.Before the health facility was electrified, KACCAD was able to gather information about the lighting aspects and the findings were:
- The health facility is situated 7kms off the electric grid
- The health facility is operating 12hours before the installation of the solar system
- Kerosene fueled lanterns were being used for lighting
- 210 patients are seen per week at the health facility
- 15 children are seen per week
- 28 respiratory cases are seen per week
- Catchment area has a population of 6,230 people and 694 households.
With the solar electrification, the health facility is expected to work 24 hours per day.
You can be part of the campaign to achieve sustainable energy for the impoverished communities in many ways. Visit LTBLI website at www.lettherebelightinternational.org to learn how you can help.