Power to Kalebuka, D.R. Congo

Despite the endowment of natural resources and potential hydroelectric capacity, less than 10% of the Democratic Republic of Congo has access to electricity.  Such was true until recently in the village of Kalebuka, home to the Malaika School and Kalebuka Football for Hope Center.

Solar panels were initially installed at KFFH, a community center that offers education, health, entrepreneurship and sports programs to youths and adults in the village. Thanks to a project jointly funded by Segal Family Foundation, Global Citizen Foundation, Voss Foundation, and individual contributions, the Malaika School will soon be powered by solar energy too, using radiant light and heat from the sun.  This will reduce the School’s dependence on unreliable electricity and the expense of running a generator.  A steady, renewable source of electricity will allow for expansion and completion of a computer room.

The company doing the work is EnerQi Solution International, led by its Director, Abdoul Diawara, along with two of his team members, Boubacar Mall and Papa Masseye Seye. The team was warmly welcomed by family and members of the staff. Excitement is radiating throughout Malaika! Imagine the possibilities…