Bouma District School
Location: Taveuni Island, Fiji
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Bouma has 157 students in 2015. 9 teachers are providing classes from years 1 to 8.
8 teachers’ quarters are in the school precinct.
The school has a diesel generator that ran for an average of two hours per day and on a needs basis in the evening for the teachers to get their work done. Because of the lack of wiring, the generator did not supply any power to the teachers’ quarters. Instead teachers use their own small generators or kerosene lanterns or battery lamps.
The savings on fuel, kerosene and transport costs is approximately $4500 per year. That will be used to promote computer learning at the school.
This 3000W system includes: 12 x Yingli 250 solar panels, 1 x SMA SB3000TL grid Inverter, 1 x SMA SI4.4M remote inverter, 6 x Aquion S20P batteries, 1 x Clenergy ground mounting system. All tube lighting removed and replaced with LED globes. New electrical wiring installed in 8 teachers quarters and repair work carried out in several classrooms.
The project was funded by Mr Peter Bickerton, the Rotary Clubs of Lindfield, Ku-Ring-Gai, Roseville Chase, Taveuni (Fiji) and the Edwards family. The project was completed Feb. 2016.
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