Zimbabwe Launches $2 Million Solar Project to Boost Rural Education

The Government of Zimbabwe has taken a major step to improve the quality of education through the implementation of a solar project. The program seeks to power rural schools to provide learners with relevant, inclusive, and sustainable education.


Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education is implementing the solar project in partnership with UNICEF. The US$2 million project is funded by the UK government’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO).


Under the project, solar power-based electricity will be supplied to 150 schools in the remote regions of six districts in the country. This project is in line with the government’s initiative to provide internet access to all schools by 2030.