Solar-powered appliances help students continue their education

African governments are also promoting the use of solar-powered appliances and technologies to help students continue their education. In Uganda, President Museveni directed the country’s treasury to procure 137,000 solar televisions and 10 million solar radio sets to facilitate distance learning. Considering that schools in the country have only just reopened after being closed for about 83 weeks, enhancing access to these technologies can help prevent children from remote and rural households from falling behind their peers.