CFEBA Awards Grant for Solar-electric System and Learning Tools to School in Haiti

08/02/2016

Solar array at rural school in Carcasse, Haiti, that CFEBA supported in 2015.

The Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association (CFEBA) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors awarded a $10,000 grant to Global Solace, Inc. (GSI).

GSI will utilize this grant to install a solar electrical system at a school in Anse d'Hainault, Haiti.  The St. Raymond Secondary School serves 400 students in grades 7-12 in a rural community of over 22,000 people. The school currently lacks electrical power.  Upon installation of the solar electrical system, St. Raymond Secondary School's classrooms will become more comfortable environments for learning and teaching, increasing students' attention and, therefore, their academic outcomes.  Electricity, lights, and fans will enable additional educational services for students in the evening after sunset.  Lastly, this solar installation will enable the construction of a computer lab at the school in the next year, promoting access to additional learning material.

Founded in 2009, GSI offers access to electricity, through solar power, to organizations serving vulnerable populations in developing nations. GSI has executed installation plans in Haiti, performed site assessments and installations in Tanzania, and is developing partnerships which will expand its impact to the other African and Asian nations.
 

Solar array at rural school in Carcasse, Haiti, that CFEBA supported in 2015.