Solar Schools Project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provice - project details and implementation updates

Last Modified: Sun May 31 2020 22:44:24 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).
  • 23
    hours of power blackouts that the area endures. So for schools to have 24x7 power and water is life transforming for its students and ensure higher enrollment and lower drop outs.
  • 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.
  • 1,250
    Number of primary and middle schools across the southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Kohat, Hangu, Karak, Bannu, Lakki Marwat and Dera Ismail Khan will be selected for implementation of solar systems as part of the Solar Schools Project. Over 150,000 students will have access to lights and fans once the project is fully implemented.
  • 150,000
    Approximate number of students that will have access to lights and fans once the project is fully implemented.
  • 2,250 tonnes
    of greenhouse gas emissions that will be offset each year once all the systems are operational.
  • $8.5 million
    Funding provided by DFID and SFD. UNOPS will implement the project in partnership with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Department.
  • 30 Apr 2019
    The first solar PV system is now installed in government primary school Kahi Bazid Khel as part of the Solar Schools Project project. Advisor to Chief Minister for elementary and secondary education department Ziaullah Bangash and Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) regional manager engineer Abdullah Al Shoaibi participate in the inauguration ceremony.
  • 31 Jan 2020
    Project achieves milestone of 500 schools completed. More than 50,000 school children now have uninterrupted access to lights and fans in their schools.