Power is in short supply in Mfuwe. Very short supply. So much so that the vast majority of schools have no electricity supply at all. Kawaza Basic School is one of the fortunate few to have a solar power system that was installed through the Kawaza School Fund which is managed by Project Luangwa.
However the batteries had been installed nearly 3 1/2 years ago and had reached the end of their useful life. This meant that the computers could no longer be used and lighting for the evening study classes was limited. The plight of the school was seen first hand by the Batchelor family from the UK. They were so moved by the need of the school that the donated the funds to allow us to purchase and install new batteries for the DC lighting and AC Mains systems.
It was with great pleasure that we were able to deliver those new batteries on the 11th October 2010. Once again it shows that a single donation can make a huge difference.