School and Health Center Solar Energy and Pump Water Projects Start

Sopowerful Foundation Project Manager, Pedra, assessing the land Sopowerful Foundation Project Manager, Pedra, assessing the land - pic by Eamon Piringu

An international solar energy organization, Sopowerful Foundation has embarked on a solar energy system and water pump installation exercise for Mwalasi Community Day Secondary School and Namanja Health Center in Machinga.

The exercise which has been initiated by an organization, Friends of Machinga Trust is currently under site assessment.

Friends of Machinga Trust Chairperson, Sinoya Winesi says they decided to engage Sopowerful Foundation on the project after realizing water and electricity crisis the two facilities are facing.

"Machinga is one of the poorest districts in the country with a lot of socioeconomic challenges in terms of infrastructure development, water and electricity, that is why we engage the Sopowerful Foundation for assistance," said Winesi.

 We have discussed with district council authorities to help us identify specific health facilities and schools for these exercise," he added.

Deputy Headteacher at Mwalasi Community Day Secondary School Fides Rosario has admitted lack of electricity is affecting students' performance in class, hence showing excitement with the project.

"I would like to thank Friends of Machinga Trust and Sopowerful Foundation for coming to our school with this project, I believe it will assist students, teachers and the surrounding areas socially," noted Rosario.

Sopowerful Foundation Project Manager, Sergi Pedra says they hope to assist the community members with the project as they will establish farming schemes using the solar pumped water.

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