Kamil College applauded for its renewable energy proposal

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with the students of Kamil Muslim College. Picture: SUPPLIED/FIJIAN GOVERNMENT

TEACHERS and students of Kamil Muslim College in Ba have been applauded for representing Fiji with a renewable energy proposal at the Zayed Sustainability prize competition in Abu Dhabi.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama who is in Abu Dhabi met the school representatives along the margins of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week yesterday where he personally congratulated them for being the voice of sustainability and resilience for Fiji on the international stage.

The school project was aimed at fully energising the school by solar energy with 25KW array of solar panels on the roof of the school buildings.

The project was estimated to save more than $1000 in electricity bills and another $1000 in water bills paid by the college every month or some $24,000 a year.

Some 30 high schools from around the globe were selected as finalists because of their innovative and impactful proposals.

Mr Bainimarama said he was proud of the students for joining the world’s largest platform for accelerating sustainable development and especially for showing an understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and living them through their projects at school.

The competition is the United Arab Emirates’ pioneering global award for sustainability which was inspired by the UAE’s founding father, the late Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Now, in its 12th year, the event recognises impactful, innovative and inspirational sustainability solutions in the areas of health, food, energy and water.

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