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Solar Power Installed in Burkina Faso!

In July 2023, Compassion told our supporters about four child development centers in Burkina Faso that were so remote they had no access to the national electricity grid. Without electricity, center workers couldn't power devices and without technology access, and without technology access, they were limited in how they taught children in the classroom. Compassion asked our supporters to help us fund a solar field to alleviate this situation.

Because of the generosity of our supporters, a new solar field with 16 panels is now providing power for these four child development centers! Not only does this provide electricity to power classroom devices, but it provides lighting to all the classrooms and church auditoriums, ceiling fans, and kitchen refrigerators and freezers. For the first time, a church has been able to use a microphone and speaker during their worship services. This clean, reliable energy will continue to provide electricity for decades!

Our friends at these Compassion child development centers want you to know:

"The newly installed solar systems enable the continuous operation of child and youth development programs without interruptions. Before this intervention, our centers were limited in the implementation of our child development program. Our project workers would travel long distances to the nearest towns to access the simplest secretarial services like copying, reading, and sending emails etc., which caused several disruptions as project workers were often out of the office. Today, the situation is far better because we are now able to complete those tasks on site, which increases our productivity and performance.”

With sincerity, we thank our generous donors for making education more attainable for the nearly 900 students at these centers!

To read more updates like this, please visit our Impact Reporting page

Energy technicians during the installation of the solar panels.

The eight batteries allow the project staff to work eight hours a day without power interruptions.

The completed solar field helps convert sunlight to energy for four communities.