KITOBO ISLAND SYSTEM, KITOBO ISLAND, UGANDA
Context: Village center for poor fishing community with few services with few services.
Primary uses: tablet rental, internet access, computer lessons, sewing activities.
Commissioned: August, 2016
Aligned with: SDG 4 & 9 – Adopting a community-operated business model, this SolConnect center was developed in the Kitobo village center, adjacent to
the solar power house. It provides energy and physical infrastructure supporting light industrial work, access to digital training and access to the internet – enabling access to markets on the mainland.
SOLSTATION™ 2: TEKERA RESOURCE CENTER, MASAKA, UGANDA
Context: Serving a poor agricultural community, Tekera Resource Center (“TRC”) provides health clinic, child education, craft outlets and agricultural services.
Primary uses: Internet, computer lessons, vocational school, sewing, power tools, printing.
Commissioned: June, 2017
Aligned with: SDG 4, 5 & 9 – In addition to its medical clinic and a wide array of services, TRC provides educational, agricultural and crafts services, with an objective of increasing the prosperity of the community and making the center completely sustainable. New Sun Road has introduced energy and Internet connectivity to support the growth of additional productive activities, internet and digital skills training for children and women in the community.
SOLSTATION 3: ALDEA LIANO GRANDE, SANTA ROSA DEPARTMENT, GUATEMALA
Context: School in a rural agricultural community near vast (100km long) sugarcane plantation.
Primary Uses: School, computers, community internet and power access, printing.
Commissioned: Q1 2018,
Aligned with: SDG 4, 5 & 9 – Partnering with the Guatemala Ministry of Education and a local architect, New Sun Road will introduce the Productive Center model to a proposed pilot girls school where digital skills will form a key part of the curriculum and community members will have access to internet and digital skills training.