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NGO lights up school with solar panels

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

AN NGO dedicated to assisting remote schools replace fossil fuel-driven energy sources has provided Namamanuca Primary School in Yasawa with solar panels.

The project, implemented by Its Time Foundation, was sponsored by Tokoriki Island Resort.

Resort manager Robert Ring said they were proud to help.

"The money saved on fuel will now be used to buy books, computers and other desperately-needed education resources," Mr Ring said.

"We also welcome guests to contribute which is a great way to reduce their holiday carbon footprint in assisting to protect the coral, fish and the island people from climate change.

"Its Time Foundation has both an environmental and social focus, delivering renewable power solutions for remote Pacific island schools with the duel objectives of reducing carbon emissions and enhancing education in the target communities."

He said the resort was committed to improving and protecting the local environment through awareness and education.

The foundation has also assisted schools in Wainimakutu and plans to install solar panels at Naviti Primary School in Yasawas as well.

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