Nkhata Bay School Authority

The schools, Maula and Sanga, are located in rural northern Malawi, a poor region without a municipal electricity grid. Its inhabitants spend a high proportion of their income on paraffin and torch batteries. Due to their lack of familiarity with renewable technologies and concerns about its maintenance, local people are still reluctant to invest in solar power.


The project of the school aims to establish a learning center to teach students solar installation and to demonstrate solar technology, and it could bring significant benefits to the local community both educationally and practically. Nkhata Bay Authority intends the learning center to be used by the whole community as well as the high school students. Besides improving the energy security of the school, introducing solar technology would provide secondary benefits to the community, training people to install solar power and facilitating further development in an area where less than 1% of the population is served by an electrical grid.