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In Pictures: the people and places of Project Jua

We’re installing solar panels at 300 schools and clinics in rural Kenya, so they’ll get clean, reliable power. It’s all thanks to your amazing donations to the OVO Foundation...

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27 October 2020

Thanks to kind donations from our members, the OVO Foundation has been working towards one of our big goals for 2020. The aim: bringing renewable electricity to 300 schools and health clinics in rural Kenya, as part of Project Jua.

It’s a project that’ll see over 300,000 people getting access to reliable solar energy. Not only will this literally power communities but it also means they’re not depending on fossil fuels. 

Last year, we visited schools and clinics who were part of this goal. We wanted to understand what access to reliable solar power will mean for their health care and education.

Here are some of the people and places that will benefit:

Mata Dispensary Health Facility

Newborn babies need extra special care but without power, clinics like Mata Dispensary find it tough.

With good lighting, their dedicated nurses will be able to deliver babies safely and have better access to weighing scales, incubators and refrigerators, where they can store life-saving vaccines.

Msisinenyi School

This is Msisinenyi School in rural Kenya. The nearest town is 3.5km away so it can take the students a long time to travel in.

The school building hasn’t currently got any power, but this will soon change! Instead of crowding around lamps to study once it gets dark, renewable electricity will light their school.

Thank you

You can find out more about the people and places benefitting from Project Jua here.

We’ll also be bringing you an update when we visit again next year to see the huge difference the project has made – and it’s all down to our OVO Foundation supporters.

If you’re an OVO member, it’s not too late to join in and support this amazing work. Just log in to My OVO to set up your donation to our charity. 

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