Social Education Voluntary Association (SEVA) Trust UK, a Bedford based award winning charity working on education, health and environment funded a new solar power plant for a Primary School of village Burundi in Punjab, India…reports Asian Lite News
Social Education Voluntary Association (SEVA) Trust UK, a Bedford based award winning charity working on education, health and environment funded a new solar power plant for a Primary School of village Burundi in Punjab, India.
On this occasion, SEVA team organised a function at this school attended by the village council, community leaders, pupils & teachers of rural schools, social workers and reps of local charities working in the area.
Whilst thanking SEVA volunteers, Charan Sekhon said ‘Our Bedford based Trustees Team wanted to give children a special Christmas and New Year present that helps with their educational needs and we came up with this idea of solar plant. Previously parents and teachers were paying electricity bills for the school due to lack of funding by the state Government which puts unnecessary finical burden on low income village families. Frequent power cuts causes issues for rural areas. There is a smart class room in the school that supposed to be used for interactive learning but all the facilities in the class room powered by electricity have been out of use due to of lack of funds for electric bills. Solar power plant is capable of meeting all the electricity needs of this school including the smart class room whilst generating pollution free and green electricity. SEVA Trust mission is to support low income children and provide them with better facilities as each child has the right to be educated without any discrimination, said Mr Sekhon.