How solar energy is changing lives of children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provice of Pakistan

Last Modified: Sun May 31 2020 22:47:58 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 28,178
    Number of government funded schools in 25 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a provice of Pakistan, an area known for severe load-shedding (Numbers as of 2016).
  • 400
    + of these schools that have round-the-clock electricity due to solar panels installed on their roofs. This has made possible thanks to an initiative by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to install renewable energy at government funded schools. (Numbers as of 2016).
  • 40
    fans and lights, security cameras, and computers as well as a tube well can be powered by the electricity generated. The schools thus not only have power but water for the students as well.
  • 23
    hours of power blackouts that the area endures. So for schools to have 24x7 power and water is life transforming according to Mr Pervaiz Marwat, the principal of Higher Secondary School Shiekhan, a school in that area.
  • 13 Feb 2018
    United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) sign an agreement to implement the 'Solar Schools Project' to accelerate the solarization of schools in KP province. (Click/Tap for project details and implementation updates).
  • 500
    Schools completed under the UNOPS led Solar Schools Project. Project milestone achieved on 31 Jan 2020. More than 50,000 school children now have uninterrupted access to lights and fans in their schools. (Click/Tap for project details and implementation updates).