Schoolchildren excited for us to get started

Signboard welcoming you to the School

Distribution pipes feeding the various is all under control

Jerry doing what he does, fixing cable ties. He is currently ranked third in the all around cable tie circuit

We moved a lot of dirt for this project

Nicole, our trusty intern after taking her turn in the ceiling...worst job on site

Panels all mounted and ready to make some electricity

Derek and Sylvestre the Principal

..and we have light!

Ebert Kakua School for the Deaf

  • Donors: Deeper Missions
  • Location: Bo, Sierra Leone
  • Date Started: July 2013
  • Date Completed: July 2013
  • System Size: 1,200 Watts
  • Direct Beneficiaries: 50
  • Indirect Beneficiaries: 1000

In August 2013 Energy for Opportunity partnered with Deeper Missions to install a 1,200W solar system at the Ebert Kakua School for the Deaf in Bo. The installation provides lighting at both the deaf school and the adjoining vocational school, a large security light, and power sufficient for a future community charging station.  The solar lights complement previously installed latrines and a water system, enabling students to study in a safe and hygienic environment.

Princeton University interns Nicole Schiavone and Preston Cosslett Kemeny assisted with the installation. “It was exciting to watch the school transition from darkness to light in just a few days. This installation is particularly important because the students can now communicate at night.”