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This is a plea for your donations please!
Over the last three years we have worked with 16 different schools in Siavonga in Southern Province of Zambia, providing equipment and training. Some of the schools have no grid power so the obvious solution was for us to install solar panels.
We have received grants from Hub Cymru Africa, University of Wales Trinity St David’s and S&C Electric Europe which we have used to buy solar equipment and Raspberry Pi computers.
In addition we have supplied PCs, laptops, routers and switches, some of which were donated by businesses and private individuals. A little money goes a long way in Zambia and laptops and tablets we might cast aside can be put to good use in the Siavonga schools.
Synology have donated two ex-demo DiskStation NAS servers which we set up to deliver world-class off-line learning resources in two large schools.
SolarPlants donated eight solar panels, enough to equip four rural schools with power for running Raspberry Pi computers, charging phones and LED lighting.
We organise fundraising events which are great fun and involve a lot of drumming, wild dancing and African food!
But we are always looking for your donations too.
You can help by :
donating your unwanted IT equipment
Visiting our donations page here
If you shop online regularly, you can earn donations for us at no cost to yourself.
Check out https://www.giakonda.org.uk/easyfundraising-giakonda-solar-schools/