The Don Bosco Technical High School, located on 8th Street in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, is managed by the Salesians of Don Bosco and has a primary and secondary school, a vocational school, a water pump and the salesian community residence.
The electricity supply in Monrovia is very chaotic, with frequent and prolonged power outages. During 2018 the school operated one full year without electricity from the grid, which greatly complicates the normal functioning of the classes and hampers the day-to-day life of the students and teachers.
NGO: Salesians of Don Bosco
SERVICE: light and 24/7 electricity supply, water pump, etc.
IMPACT: students, teachers, and salesian residents
FV INSTALLATION: 105 panels (35,2 kW)
SOCIAL IMPACT: improvement of the teaching and living conditions
PROJECT SITUATION: in operation
In August 2020, the EKI Foundation commissioned the installation of 105 panels that will allow the 8th Street school to function even when the electricity grid is not available, which will improve both the quality of the services provided by the school.
The 8st technical school offers professional training courses in electricity and photovoltaics. They are the first to offer a PV training module in the country and are in the process of standardizing the curriculum and module with the local education authorities. The PV installation was installed thanks to the great work of the center's teachers and students.