Tanzania: Flower grower provides solar energy to secondary school

The Boloti Secondary School in Tanzania is home to around 100 children between the ages of 12 and 17. Thanks to the Marginpar Foundation, the school now has access to sustainable energy through its rooftop solar panels.

In the region, power outages are common, which has forced the school to rely on noisy diesel generators. However, with the donation of solar panels and daylight lamps by the Marginpar Foundation, the school can now generate its own electricity. The solar power was put to the test soon after the installation when the school experienced a three-day power outage!

Investing in education
Sister Cecilia Irangi, the school's director, expressed gratitude for the solar panels, stating that "I am thankful that the classrooms are now well-lit, and the children and teachers no longer have to deal with noise pollution." Another benefit is that the school no longer has to spend money on an expensive diesel generator, allowing them to invest more in education.

The Marginpar foundation
The Marginpar Foundation is dedicated to improving the daily lives of communities surrounding our (partner) farms. The Boloti Secondary School is located near the Michuru farm in Tanzania, known for producing Clematis, Gloriosa, and Scutellaria. 

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