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Ogun school taps tech-enhanced learning on Bluetti solar gift

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Nigeria continues to face a daunting challenge of consistent and stable electricity supply, particularly people living in rural areas. The issue has had adverse effects on general development.

This deplorable state of electricity supply and infrastructures in the rural areas breeds an urgent call for corporate interventions and charitable donations.

Though some organisations that are touched by the possible implications of lack of electricity in many parts of Nigeria have made significant investment to provide power alternatives to enhance people’s life and students’ education in rural communities.

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For instance, Bluetti, a renewable energy solutions global firm recently donated 20 solar system kits to support Oke Odan Baptist Primary School, Yewa south in Ogun state, through its ‘Lighting an African Family (LAAF) CSR project’. This generous act aims to inject light into households and communities grappling with persistent power challenges within Africa in order to reduce electricity shortage.

The LAAF project is the brand’s commitment to make clean energy available to millions of African households, so that more families can live in a bright environment and children can have equal learning opportunities.

The official donation event took place recently where Bluetti handed the equipment to the school including selected outstanding pupils. The event witnessed live demonstrations of the usage and functionalities of the power stations.

The Sales Manager of Bluetti Nigeria, Jeffery Zhang, who was at the event, said the brand has always been committed to promoting the application of renewable energy and practicing corporate social responsibility.

According to him, “the devices will provide stable lighting and energy supply, solving the power shortage problem that the school often faces while adding that Bluetti will continue to work hard to enable more families live in a bright environment; so that every child has equal learning opportunities, every mother has a more convenient life, and every father has more opportunities and possibilities. LAAF is a continuous project and institutions and regions in need are welcome to contact us.” he said.

Also speaking at the event, Patience Akintomide, Headteacher, Baptist Day Primary School, Oke Odan, who could not conceal said the donation of the power stations is of far-reaching significance, giving room to provide pupils with rich educational resources despite unstable power supply.

While thanking Bluetti, the school teacher who approached Bluetti for the support, explained that, as a 21st century teacher, technology is one of the advantages to leverage on for effective content delivery; however, the absence of instructional materials makes the internet an only option but electricity is a hindering factor.

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The teacher added that “this donation would tremendously impact the daily operations of the school and Bluetti is indeed out to improve the living conditions of people that don’t have access to electricity through the LAAF initiative”.