The Department of Science and
Technology in partnership with private sector companies has contributed hydrogen
fuel technology that will use as standby power to improve education, in rural villages of Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape.
The power generated by the fuel
cells is used to support basic energy requirements, for example, charging
stations for tablets, fax machines and computers.
The schools include Arthur Mfebe
Senior Secondary School, St Marks Junior Secondary School and Mvuzo Junior
DST’s Natasha Mtize said the
initiative is part of the broader intervention of the Departments to ensuring
that Science and Technology Innovation contributes to improving the quality of
teaching and learnings, the quality of basic education.
“We have prioritized the rural
context to make sure that the work we do and the lessons that we can draw from this work that we do in the rural context, can be shared with Provincial Department
of Education and National BasicEducation, so that we are able to contribute to improving the quality of Basic
Education.” Mtize added.
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