Just in time to start the new school year of 2023-24, Wilderness Rwanda was able to support Akayange Primary School with the installation of solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system. The installation, valued at USD2,500, was completed in the second half of September thanks to generous donations from our Magashi guests.
The solar panels will produce sufficient electricity to provide light in the classrooms, and also allow for connecting some IT equipment used by the teachers.
The rainwater will be collected from the entire roof structure at the school via newly installed gutters, and from there directed into water storage tanks. This will ensure that there is fresh water available to cook the school meals and wash hands before enjoying these meals!
Akayange Primary School has 441 students, 11 teachers and 1 head teacher, all of whom will benefit from the newly available electricity from the solar panels and the water supplied via the water tanks.