Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Gaza has inaugurated, in collaboration with Islamic Relief, the first solar power project to generate electricity in Gaza schools in a new challenge to the Gaza siege.
Solar energy equipment has been already installed, at Ihsan School in Khan Younis, which directly generate electricity. It is predicted to start working in this station during the coming few days.
The project entails promotion of environmentally friendly alternatives especially that it constitutes an essential component of the Palestinian curriculum.
Dr. Osama Mozainy Minister of Education confirmed that this project came in light of the ministry’s tireless efforts to overcome electricity crisis in the besieged strip especially that it negatively affects the Educational Process in the Gaza Strip.
He also pointed out to the impact of the siege on the Palestinian people lives in Gaza.
The minister said that in case the project has succeeded, it will be applied to large numbers of schools in Gaza Strip to provide a conducive study atmosphere for the students.