Donation Ceremony Held at Ilkimati Primary School in Kenya

The Off-grid Solutions Project was launched in Kenya, making it the third country following Indonesia and Myanmar. The donation ceremony took place at the primary school in Enkutoto District, Elang'ata Enterit, Narok South Constituency with approximately 300 participants, including officials from the Government of the Republic of Kenya, Embassy of Japan in Kenya, and JICA Kenya Office and honored guests. When the switch for the photovoltaic and energy storage system was pressed and the lights came on for the first time in Enkutoto, cheers arose from the residents and children.

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  • A ceremony to unveil the photovoltaic and energy storage system was held.

    Photo:A ceremony to unveil the photovoltaic and energy storage system was held.
  • A memorial tree was planted hoping for community development through this project.

    Photo:A memorial tree was planted hoping for community development through this project.
  • Students performed a Masai dance.

    Photo:Students performed a Masai dance.

Main participants at donation ceremony

Mariko Kinai
National Director, World Vision Japan

Photo:Mariko Kinai National Director, World Vision Japan

Deputy Governor, Narok County

Photo:Deputy Governor, Narok County

Francois Batalingaya
National Director, World Vision Kenya

Photo:Francois Batalingaya National Director, World Vision Kenya

Rika Fukuda
General Manager, CSR & Citizenship Department, Panasonic Corporation

Photo:Rika Fukuda General Manager, CSR & Citizenship Department, Panasonic Corporation

Going into full-scale operation

In cooperation with World Vision Japan, Panasonic will carry out this project for two years through September 30, 2020. Through electrification of the locality, income growth activity with the use of electricity, and evening literacy education, we will contribute to improvement of people's lives and the community's self-sustainability.

  • A photovoltaic and energy storage system was installed at the primary school and health clinic.

    Photo:A photovoltaic and energy storage system was installed at the primary school and health clinic.
  • Solar panels installed on the roof of the schoolhouse are now generating power.

    Photo:Solar panels installed on the roof of the schoolhouse are now generating power.
  • LED lights are installed in the primary school classrooms.

    Photo:LED lights are installed in the primary school classrooms.
  • For local residents, equipment training was conducted with the use of actual equipment.

    Photo:For local residents, equipment training was conducted with the use of actual equipment.
  • The solar-powered water pump started running.

    Photo:The solar-powered water pump started running.
  • Solar lanterns were donated to 150 households.

    Photo:Solar lanterns were donated to 150 households.
Kenya Activity Overview

Active areas

Indonesia Indonesia

Semitau and Suhaid, Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan

Model development of utilization of solar energy for community business in borders of West Kalimantan

The villages are scattered along the Kapuas river, the longest in Indonesia. Villagers are making a living in fishing or agriculture. It is expected that electricity will be used for processing freshwater fish and agricultural products. There is no electricity infrastructure in place. However, in some villages, the government provides a solar panel to every home.

Myanmar Myanmar

Baingbin Senna Village, Ayeyawady Region

Contribution to the improvement of lives and education with photovoltaic power generation systems and lighting

The village has a population of 1,845. Although the government has been undertaking electrification projects, the residents will have no access to electricity for at least five more years since the village is located in a remote area. 95% of the population are engaged in agriculture, with their income coming mainly from the double cropping of rice and beans. The schools in this village aim to achieve a high school enrollment rate of 40%.

2018.07.13The donation ceremony was held on July 13, 2018. Pictures of the ceremony are shown here.
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