Chinese firm donates solar system to Kenyan school

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CHINT Group, a Chinese smart energy solution provider, on Saturday donated a 10 kilowatts solar photovoltaic system to a charitable school in Kenyan capital Nairobi.

The solar system donated to Starehe Boys’ Centre and School is expected to cut down its electricity cost and boost adoption of green energy in the country.

Cai Jianhua, the deputy general manager of West Asia and Africa for CHINT Group, expressed the company’s commitment to providing clean, safe reliable, stable and advanced industrial electrical energy system solutions and equipment across the world.

“CHINT, ‘Turn on the Love’ Solar Donation Project has continuously brought new energy experience to schools, hospitals and welfare institutions in many countries around the world since 2017,” said Cai.

“Today, the donation comes to Starehe Boys’ Centre & School, presenting CHINT 10 KW solar photovoltaic system and world leading green energy technology,” added Cai.

He expressed the smart energy provider’s commitment to continue donating to institutions across the world.

“We hope in the future more Chinese companies will integrate themselves into the local community and actively participate in fulfilling public welfare responsibilities, CHINT remains committed to contributing more to local society as we always do,” he noted.

The donated solar PV system is expected to reduce electricity use in the school that is equivalent to reducing almost 13 tons of carbon dioxide emissions and 3.5 tons of coal consumption, according to Cai.

Fred Okono, the head operation director of the school, lauded the Chinese company for the generous gesture, saying the donation will help in keeping at least four students in school every year.

“We are very delighted for this donation which makes a big difference in the work Starehe is doing. We hope to have an even long term relationship with CHINT,” he said.

Guo Ce, Chinese Embassy Economic & Commercial Counselor, said Kenya and China had established strong diplomatic relationship and called on more Chinese companies to extend a hand in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and support good courses within the community.

“There are so many Chinese companies in Kenya, Chinese embassy in Kenya has always encouraged the companies to do CSR programs in Kenya,” said Guo.

Stemming from its founding charter as a charitable school, Starehe Boys’ Centre and School educates at least 70 percent of its students free, and the rest at a reduced rate.

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