CNG’s crowdfunded renewable project ‘Shower Up’; given the green light in 2017 when £50k was raised in just 35 days, has been unveiled, as works on the renewable energy project are now complete.
Shower Up – the namesake of CNG’s overriding philosophy to empower and educate energy users – has driven the design and build of fully-equipped, solar powered shower blocks (made from recycled shipping containers) provided for Turasha School in Kenya.
Turasha Boarding School houses over 600 pupils and due to the lack of Government funding and intake pressures, it meant that some of the school’s facilities were at breaking point. This was especially true of the student shower blocks, which were bare shells in which pupils washed using buckets of cold water. With the project completed, the school is now able to cater to the needs of its pupils and reduce the health and hygiene complications associated with its older facilities.
Dr Paul Ng’Ang’A Kifuika, Board of Management Chairman at Turasha said: “We are very, very appreciative of being chosen and grateful to CNG and everyone who has contributed.”
Sarah Khatoyi, Teacher, added: “The pupils are energetic enough to wake up because the showers are hot and they are concentrating fully on their studies. We asked one of the students how they feel about the hot showers and they were like – WOW!”
Ellis Hall, CNG Renewables Lead said: “It’s amazing to see this project live and the showers in use. We’ve faced some delays, but all in the pursuit of making sure the school had the best outcome and we’re proud to see this come into fruition for the pupils. A huge thanks of course to our supporters, without whom, this wouldn’t have been possible.”