Deosa: Electrification of the village:

Type of project

Impacts

Nepal

  • Population: 28513700 people
    19% urban - 81% rural
  • Life expectancy: 70 years
  • Adult literacy rate, population 15+ years: 93%
  • Population with access to electricity:
    97% urban - 72% rural
  • Population with access to Improved water source:
    91% urban - 74% rural
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The need

Deosa is in the province of Solu Khumbu, about 50 km from Everest. To get there, you have to take a propeller-driven aircraft from Kathmandu and then a prepare for a further day of walking. Électriciens sans frontières has been working in Nepal for 6 years. New demands come one after the other as projects are finished, as the country is poor and its needs are immense. This project comes from a request by the village committee of Deosa to electrify the main secondary school of the village and its four primary schools.

The response

Electriciens sans frontières installed a hydro-electric turbine generating electricity for school buildings. Outdoor floodlights allow pupils living near the schools to play at night in the courtyard and the villagers to gather there. The electricity produced is also used by the villagers to supply all the houses in the village.

The impact

The project contributes to the improvement of teaching and learning conditions for Deosa’s teachers and pupils.

Good practice

One person was trained in the installation and maintenance of the facilities and a village committee was created to ensure the maintenance of the facilities.

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