People are the most valuable resource of any country and investing in people is vital in achieving sustainable development.
Globally 265 million children are not in school. According to UNICEF, Papua New Guinea has the lowest net enrolment rate in the Asia-Pacific Region (63%) with girls and children in rural areas being less likely to receive an education.
The two major challenges that prevent quality education to be accessible by all were identified by the UN as lack of adequately trained teachers and poor condition of schools. UNICEF in PNG reported that 41% of students in rural areas were not satisfied with the condition of water and sanitation facilities at their school where pit toilets and open defecation are the norm. Without clean running water and proper toilets, female students are the most disadvantaged and are less likely to complete a basic level of education.
To achieve access to quality education for all the UN recommends providing teacher workshops, building more schools and improving water and electricity access in schools. At Solar Solutions we are equipped with the products you need to overcome these challenges and make education accessible in every community.
We have designed a solution for young Papua New Guinean students who may not have access to a desk at school and/or at home. The lapdesk is simply a portable and personal writing surface that contains useful and relevant information for primary and elementary grades.