Dell Foundation sponsors Zwelenqaba school project!
Yesterday I heard that the Dell Foundation in South Africa approved the sponsorship of the SELF Solar school project at Zwelenqaba SSS. The application was handed in on behalf of the school by eKhaya ICT.
This is a clear stamp of approval as far as I am concerned. We asked for a donation of half the computer hardware equipment for client workstations and received it. We will be receiving 10 laptops, and knowing Dell, these will have more computing power than the other llow-power machines we install. Most likely, we will be able to install a distributed file-server infrastructure on the laptops.
The use of laptops and low power solutions will greatly lower the cost of the solar power installation and free up power for other uses such as peripherals, multimedia tools and basics such as cell phone charging and lights.
Good news for the year end and a great way to start into the construction phase!
December 11th 2007 08:27