FACEZ has observed the difficulty many of our students are experiencing due to:
- Lack of smart phones
- Lack of data to access online learning platforms
- Most commonly- lack of energy
- to charge mobile phones off which they participate in their studies and
- to light up their homes in the evening for study purposes (very few homes have electricity connections and those that do receive erratic power supply. Most homes have minimal solar panels available.)
FACEZ is therefore fundraising for an initial (stage one) roll out of 250 re-chargeable solar lamps with mobile phone charging ports to ensure homes are lit up, mobile phones charged and home schooling in this pandemic and beyond is a sure possibility for many of children. After the successful implementation of stage one we will upscale and roll out the project to many more homes on a subsidized sales plan through existing community ILS (internal lending and savings) groups which makes the initiative sustainable.
Current quotations for a solar chargeable light is as follows.
|MAGNETO LED LAMP||SOALR FLAIRE SPOTLIGHT|
|Solar – rechargeable||Yes||Yes|
|Comes with solar panel||No||Yes|
|PROJECT RAND BUDGET||R62,500.00||R199,750.00|
|PROJECT USD BUDGET||$3787.00||$12,106.00|
|Available at||Builders Warehouse SA||Builders Warehouse SA|
FACEZ would cover the transportation, administration and distribution and report responsibility and costs.
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Our experience and qualification for such a project comes from yet another imitative we ran in 2015-2017 called the Women in Energy Group scheme founded by Miss Chiriseri in partnership with Redan Gas company. Having observed the energy poverty experienced by many Zimbabweans and the highly negative impact on women and children of the lack of cooking energy particularly, the two partnered to launch this highly successful initiative. Over 5000 households received access to a gas kit (2 plate stove and 10kg explosion proof fibre glass and gas cylinder) payable over 10 months through a group accountability and repayment scheme. The scheme was only stunted after our project wiped out all local stock on the stoves and the ensuing forex and currency challenges that began in 2016 presented grave challenges for the replenishment LPG gas and of two plate stoves from outside manufacturers. We look forward to re-launching the W.E.G cooking energy project.