Wenjing Yang - Solar 4 Schools
Blog post #1
Describe the idea!
For schools who are struggling with access to affordable and clean energy, we are developing an off-grid solar system for schools in developing countries (Kenya as the first market), with which schools can access off-grid solar power, save cost, improve health and generate sustainable revenue from a phone charging business.
Who are you?
My name is Wenjing Yang. I’m the founder of CHANGEMAKER IN SLUMS – a social venture founded in 2016 focusing on sustainable projects for schools (agriculture, energy, leadership training etc.) in East Africa.
What will you do during these three months? How will you spend the time?
We will conduct a pilot with our first prototype (the solar school system) in Kenya (with 3 schools in three regions across Kenya).
What do you expect to achieve during Leapfrogs?
We are expecting to get a proof of concept through the pilot. Besides, we also want to get the data from the ground for further analysis and validation.