From 2005 to present time, our main project has been to improve the electrical systems in the rural schools of Uruguay installing solar panels and all the other necessary equipment (batteries, etc.). There are hundreds and hundreds of rural schools in Uruguay. Some of them have already received the electricity through the Government entity but most of them work with solar panels (if they are lucky-otherwise they have to use oil lamps) and do not have enough power as to be able to have electricity all day (in many cases they only could count on 2 or 3 hours of electricity per day).
UAF has been providing this service to 65 schools already and will be keeping on.The testimonials of teachers and students encourage us to go on. In some cases we have added the power of a windmill (depending on the location of the school)
To reach this point in our efforts we have surpassed many hurdles navegating Government requirements, obtaining the necessary permits, evaluating school by school, etc. It is an expensive project but one that generates good possibilities for more than one generation of children. If you want to help us by donating any amount, go to DONATE. You will receive the corresponding certificate of tax-exemption.
The schools we help are based on a list provided by el Consejo de Enseñana Primaria (Board of Education):
TREINTA Y TRES:
DEPARTAMENTO DE TACUAREMBO: