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Solar energy lights up Qumusea District School

Qumusea District School in Naduri, Macuata, have a so­lar system to supply it with power for 24 hours. Before the system was introduced, the school had to rely on a
10 Feb 2018 11:00
Solar energy lights up Qumusea District School
(Left-Right) Qumusea District School head teacher Mohammed Khan with Nukubati Island Resort Owner Peter Bourke and Divisional Education Officer Northern Selemo Drokamaisau trying out the three in one Printer, scanner and photocopier using the Solar in Macuata February 7, 2018. Photo: WATI TALEBULA

Qumusea District School in Naduri, Macuata, have a so­lar system to supply it with power for 24 hours.

Before the system was introduced, the school had to rely on a diesel generator, but the power was only supplied until 10pm.

The solar project was financially funded by Nukubati Island Resort owners, Peter and Jenny Bourke.

“A number of tourists came to the island and they visited the school. When they went back they raised some money and sent it over for the solar. My wife and I then contrib­uted the rest to make this day pos­sible,” Mr Bourke said.

“The total cost was approximately $20,000. This will enable the school to better their services. Each class­room has two fans, two tube lights and two power points.”

Headteacher Mohammed Khan said the project was a dream come true.

“The installation of the solar sys­tem gives a safe environment for the students to learn. This is one re­source for the students to get qual­ity education.” Mr Khan said.

“I thank Mr and Mrs Bourke for their assistance to make this day historical. Now the school will have 24-hours, seven days a week, non-stop power supply supplied by the solar system which will be of great help to the teachers and students.”

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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