Kudura is a sustainable development solution for rural schools. Education is the key to prosperity in the developing world. Many cash strapped schools are however forced to make choices between books for students or beds for dormitories. The reality then is that when a child does not have adequate infrastructure at school it is virtually impossible for them to learn or achieve their full potential. Schools with these infrastructural shortcomings will see children whose reading levels, test scores and attendance are all gravely impacted and whose career prospects and income potential are adversely affected.
Kudura provides for the energy and water needs of entire schools, more so than small scale solar PV implementations or stand alone cookstoves. Our holistic approach, namely hybrid solar power, water filtration and biogas, allows schools to cost effectively run lighting, computers with internet, cook meals and become self-sustaining. Kudura not only provides for immediate energy and water needs but in the longer term provides income generation possibilities like water bottling, livestock and/or agriculture – not to mention potential on-the-job training for technicians, engineers, farming or veterinary careers. A school that generates income is a school that is on the path to self-sustainability.
Imagine a rural school that has the same access to information and energy as a developed nation – where children drink clean water, study at night by good light and connect to the Internet – the chances of that child furthering their education and going on to a self-sustaining career increase significantly.