Giakonda Solar Schools
Giakonda Solar Schools was registered with the Charity Commission on 12th September 2016 as Charity number 1169138.
We began our volunteering work with a visit to Zambia in January 2015.
The trustees are Howard Kirkman, Wendy Kirkman, Avi Koirala, Jason Brown and Malcolm Boorer.
Our purpose is to further the advancement of education of children and adults, particularly in the field of computers, computer science and related subjects. In rural communities where there is no grid power, we supply and install solar power equipment. This provides the necessary infrastructure for computer systems and LED lighting.
We carry out this work mainly in Zambia but we have helped and advised groups working in other parts of Africa and in the wider world (see below).
In 2017 we also took part in the BBC DIYSOS project. It involve building and equipping a home for care leavers in Swansea, Wales for the Roots Foundation. We donated and installed laptops, PCs and routers.
See our registration details here
Giakonda Solar Schools Zambia
In December 2018 we were officially recognised as an international NGO in Zambia. Our board members are Howard Kirkman, Wendy Kirkman, Victoria Kirkman, Peter Nyumbu and Milimo Muyanga (Milz). Our registration number is RNGO101/0928/2018