INSTALLING SOLAR-POWERED WATER PUMPS FOR SCHOOLS WITH POOR ACCESS TO WATER IN GULMI, NEPAL

Reliable access to water leading to increasing school retention and health improvements for all - improving children access to education.

HELPING GIRLS TO STAY IN SCHOOL

At Ishwori Secondary School, 209 girls have to share one unreliable toilet, causing low school attendance every month.

Project details

A 3 years timeline project targeting 9 schools in Gulmi district in Nepal, a mountainous region 400 km from the capital city where children are highly at risk of dropping out of school due to lack of water and poor school hygiene facilities. Track My Energy is helping to build capacities for schools to harness solar energy to pump water from their water source up to the schools, where it will be filtered and distributed to new or renovated taps and toilets.

Solar-powered water provision, combined with sanitation and hygiene facilities, resources and knowledge, resulting in

  • Increased school attendance especially by girls and children with disabilities
  • Increased school retention and improved attainment in end of grade results
  • Improved sanitation and hygiene practices leading to improved health

ABOUT RENEWABLE WORLD

Renewable World was established in 2007 with the aim of empowering energy poor communities to develop sustainable livelihoods trough the provision of renewable energy systems. They work through partners to provide renewable energy services to the energy poor where financial or geographical barriers prevent public or private sector solutions being effective.

In Nepal, their projects use renewable energy technology to tackle poverty by bridging the major barriers facing communities, with a focus on geographically and socially marginalised, energy-poor communities in the Western mid-hills and Terai region of Nepal. Renewable World’s work in Nepal has reached over 9,000 people, bringing a wide range of benefits: reducing the amount of time women and girls spend collecting water and reducing illness/accident associated with water collection; increasing income from agriculture; and increasing household consumption of fresh vegetables and food security.

Read more about Renewable World at: https://renewable-world.org/