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Shiyala Village Solar Classroom Project Report – August 2012

Thomas, Lee and Rogers, Daniel 2012. Shiyala Village Solar Classroom Project Report – August 2012. [Project Report]. n/a.

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Two School of Engineering staff members designed and installed a solar classroom at a remote medical outpost in Zambia. The School of Engineering lent support to the project by funding the travel costs of Dr Daniel Rogers and Mr Lee Thomas. The work was undertaken with the charity ‘Mothers of Africa’, led by Professor Judith Hall, whose principal aim is to contribute to the delivery of the Millennium Development Goals by improving medical practice in African countries through education. The team successfully installed a 1200W solar array with four 220Ah (total capacity 10.56 kWh) AGM batteries. The new system supplies nine computer bays within the classroom, general 230V lighting/power, a vaccination fridge and a neighbouring building. It is envisaged that the new facility will be used as an adult education facility for the surrounding district. The use of the new facility will be determined by the local community, who contributed labour and time to the project. Whilst the primary aim of the facility is to disseminate best practice in the basics of medicine, the existence of an accessible IT provides a means to improve computer literacy. The facility also enables the possibility of homework/learning club to take place after dark.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: n/a
Funders: Mothers of Africa, Cardiff School of Engineering
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 15:28

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