Published on 08/03/2019

ARMOR joins forces with UNESCO to support education in Akplolo, Togo

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ARMOR and UNESCO have signed an agreement setting out the objectives and scope of their collaboration to support education in Togo. The objective of the partnership is to supply solar kits and equip 212 schoolchildren in the village of Akplolo (Togo) with mobile rechargeable lamps to enable them to study during the evenings.

The project was trialled last year on a pilot basis with six schoolchildren at a primary school located in Akplolo, Togo. The initial results of the project produced perceptible improvements, enabling children to work for longer after school. The partnership will be extending the project to 212 schoolchildren. ARMOR will supply the school with 65 Solar Sets and 240 portable and rechargeable LED lamps. The Solar Set comes in a pouch which, once opened, converts into a solar charger. The Solar Sets will be used to recharge the LED lamps to enable the children to work during the evenings after nightfall. Fitted with the ASCA® organic photovoltaic film, Solar Sets are charged up during the day via sunlight.

In collaboration with ARMOR and UNESCO, the local association of the village of Akplolo, GRAD, represented by Alphonse Tay (former director at UNESCO, responsible for the education programmes in Akplolo), will supervise the installation and maintenance of the equipment while monitoring the children's results in school.

With the ASCA® organic photovoltaic film, ARMOR is continuing its commitment to provide widespread access to energy. 

Developed by ARMOR, the ASCA® organic photovoltaic film is a low carbon technology, free of rare earths or toxic components and is 100% recyclable. Through this innovative technology, ARMOR is helping to develop access to energy for all.