Submitted by: Civic association Surya
Implemented country: India
Title: Solar School in Kargyak
The project Solar School for Kargyak aims at providing education for children in the remote village situated 4200m above sea level in Himalayas. As part of this project, a sustainable, low-energy building of the school was designed and built using exclusively only local natural materials. All the construction work was planned with the local environment and ecology in mind. Local people and the aid of domestic animals covered all the work. The school was handed over to the villagers of Kargyak in September 2008. Last year the school celebrated its second year in successful operation, including the tough winter season when temperatures drop down to –40C.