COMMITMENT TO ACTION

Solarizing Schools in Dominica

Commitment by Expedia Group

In 2018, Expedia Group, Construction for Change, and Sextant Foundation committed to install solar systems at six primary schools in Dominica. These schools were identified as high priorities by the Prime Minister. In 2017, Hurricane Maria caused 99% of the island to lose power, disrupting many critical services. Without power, many of the schools on the island were forced to close temporarily. Many students have been forced to travel to different schools and attend at reduced schedules. To address this need, the newly-installed solar systems will provide schools with a reliable, sustainable source of energy for students to continue their education. In the event of another hurricane or natural disaster, these systems will keep the lights, fans, and refrigerators running, and allow local residents the ability to power communication devices. This commitment will also serve to strengthen the schools as places of refuge and bring hope and reassurance to their communities.

 

Summary

Commitment

Solarizing Schools in Dominica

Launched

2018

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$122,000

Region

Caribbean

Countries

Dominica

Commitment by

Expedia Group

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Construction for Change Sextant Foundation