Power Clouds has committed to supporting educational projects by creating solar PV plants to power schools in various countries worldwide, joining forces with the World for People Foundation . After winning the Business Project Development prize awarded by Solar Industry, Power Clouds is expanding its activities to philanthropy.
The synergy between World for People and Power Clouds is born out of their shared support for education. As a matter of fact, the World for People School is the first project under the World for EDU (Wor(l)d) initiative created in partnership between World for People, World and the local charity in Kamatipe which built the school with just over $500K in donations. The school is composed of 16 classrooms and currently attended by around 940 primary school pupils. After a year of long research trips on site, World for People has decided to take the lead of the school and it will contribute to the education of the pupils which will eventually affect positively all the 15,000 plus inhabitants of Kamatipe.
After selecting the project from a large number of applicants, World for People Foundation will be sponsoring the school with the aim of turning it into an experimental project to equip pupils with the best educational tools. By joining forces with the Foundation, Power Clouds will install a 20 KW solar PV plant to make the school fully independent in 2015.
“We are very happy for the support of Power Clouds. Our utmost priority…”, said World for People Foundation Chairman Mr. Alfonso Galdi, “…is to provide the highest quality education; education to shape the world into a better place. As Special Envoy for Global Education of United Nations Gordon Brown argued, “We need education first, education foremost, education forever. This project was conceived during a critical time, especially this year which marks the 50th Independence anniversary of Zambia. With less than 500 days left to the 2015 target date for achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development and ‘Education for All’ goals, there are still 58 million children not receiving schooling and 250 million children who are still illiterate even after four years of schooling.”
As Mr. Roberto Forlani, Power Clouds CEO, argued that “the business establishes itself as catalyst of social change in educational frameworks. We like to be a business that makes a dramatic change by empowering individuals with the biggest tool available to humankind: education. Our solar plants are donated in order to supply schools with clean, renewable solar energy in order to make them fully independent. The commitment of Power Clouds is not only aimed at offering a respectable business model but also to set an example for businesses concerned with ethical principles of Corporate Social Responsibility. Joining forces with World for People Foundation we hope to give our very best to institutions and schools around the world.”
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.