Lighting Up Africa with Israeli Technology


solar-powerIn central Africa, the Kaliro School and Orphanage is located miles away from the nearest electric lines. Innovation: Africa, an Israeli organization that specializes in bringing power to the powerless in Africa, set up a solar energy system for the school, which enabled the school to run evening programs and give children greater opportunities to learn.

For the past five years, Innovation: Africa has been bringing not only solar power, but also clean water, food and medical care to more than 500,000 people in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda. Its projects also provide 20,000 liters of clean water a day thanks to solar water pumps.

Moreover, solar energy units provide refrigeration for hospitals, which for the first time can store medicines safely. Thanks to those solar-powered refrigerators, over 300,000 people have been able to receive vaccines for diseases rampant in the African interior, where medical care is almost nonexistent.

The Israeli organization received the UN’s Innovation Award in Nairobi last month for its work in rural Africa.

{ Israel News Bureau}