Scouts in orphanage learn about solar energy, install solar panels
Afghan Scouts took Scouting forward as they teach Scouts about “Scouts Go Solar” and let them install solar panels at the orphanage where they live. The Scouts belong to the Parwan Boy Scout Troop #23 who are responsible for all aspects of installation, which will generate 4KW of energy – enough to fully meet the needs of the orphanage and the 107 children living there.
To learn about solar energy and the basics of installing and maintaining a solar energy system, the Parwan Troop had first traveled to the National Afghan Scout Training Center in Kabul for a Scouts Go Solar Training, which covered topics the included introduction to the sun, solar art, making sunglasses, making sundials, solar exhibit, solar scout sign game, and solar energy.
A week later, they were joined in Parwan by senior Afghan Scout staff and an engineer who guided them through the installation process. The Scouts were fully trained in installing and performing basic repairs on the system, which will ensure sustainability of the project.
The Parwan Scout Troop and the orphanage residents thanked PARSA for funding the project and for continuously supporting Scouting in this country. Scouting in orphanage has been going on for many years now since the rebirth of Scouting in Afghanistan.
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-- Story and photos by Mohammad Jawad Omari, International Commissioner, Afghanistan National Scout Organization