Innovative thinkers: Students use solar energy to light village

A student survey identified that the village’s main problems were water supply shortage.


Press Release July 17, 2013

KARACHI: Twelve solar lights were installed in one locality of Jaffer Jokhio village by the students of the Sustainable Development Research Centre (SDRC) of the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (Szabist). The village, Jaffer Jokhio, near Gharo was adopted by the SDRC and Szabist’s social science students as part of the research project on sustainable development. A student survey identified that the village’s main problems were water supply shortage, the absense of electricity and gas. SDRC team utilised renewable energy and provided solar lights on the main street, mosque and the water collecting area. In the coming semesters, the students plan to provide solar lights to the rest of the village. They plan to organise events to raise funds to provide solar lights.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2013.

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