Images of Research: Progress through partnership

Lighting up lives in Gambia

Category: Sustainable society

Three young African boys look up to a lightbulb in the ceiling

600 million live without electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa, where almost 90 percent of children go to primary schools that lack electricity; often relying on harmful kerosene lamps to study at night. Strathclyde’s Gambia Solar Project has installed solar systems in 13 school to date, ‘powering’ education in these schools and benefitting almost 5,500 children, whilst providing our own students with a transformational learning experience that demonstrates their ‘useful learning’.  

Entrant: Scott Strachan , Electronic And Electrical Engineering

Copyright: Scott Strachan

Funding: University of Strathclyde


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