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.
A ceremony to unveil the photovoltaic and energy storage system was held.
A memorial tree was planted hoping for community development through this project.
Students performed a Masai dance.
National Director, World Vision Japan
Deputy Governor, Narok County
National Director, World Vision Kenya
General Manager, CSR & Citizenship Department, Panasonic Corporation
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.
Solar panels installed on the roof of the schoolhouse are now generating power.
LED lights are installed in the primary school classrooms.
For local residents, equipment training was conducted with the use of actual equipment.
The solar-powered water pump started running.
Solar lanterns were donated to 150 households.
Semitau and Suhaid, Kapuas Hulu, 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.
Baingbin Senna Village, Ayeyawady Region
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%.