Clean Energy Technologies For Students In The Last Mile

Help connect solar lights and water filters with students in remote parts of eastern Indonesia, providing access to safe light and clean drinking water.

Project Type

  • Technology Distribution

THE PROBLEM

Access to electricity remains limited in parts of Eastern Indonesia. Students often rely on dim, dirty and dangerous kerosene lanterns to study at night.

Access to clean and safe drinking water at school is limited. Water-borne diseases are a major health problem in Indonesia and 39,000 Indonesian children die each year from diarrhea, caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.

THE SOLUTION

By introducing the d.light A2 solar light, students will be able to study after dark. The solar light will provide a  bright light for up to four hours on a full day's charge. The focused light of the d.light S2 is ideal for studying and is much safer than studying by kerosene lamp or candlelight.

The Nazava Bening XL water filters will provide safe, clean drinking water to the students. Each unit can filter six liters of water per hour and holds 27.5 liters of water: enough to keep 20 students hydrated during the school day. With safe drinking water freely available, it is hoped that students will suffer fewer health problems.

THE EXPECTED IMPACT

The solar lights and water filters will be donated to schools, with the assistance of our partner, SeaTrek. They will meet with students and teachers to explain how to use and maintain the technology.


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PROJECT COST

Type
Description
Amount

Project Implementation & Technology

Costs associated with project coordination and the technology

$7,653

Monitoring & Evaluation

Costs associated with data collection, analysis and reporting

$90

Administration Fee

Cost of transferring payments internationally, processing online donations (5%) and a contribution to Kopernik's operational costs (15%)

$1,607

Total $9,350

Kopernik Solutions provided a sub-grant to a trusted partner organisation who is implementing this project.