Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has thanked the teachers and students of Kamil Muslim College in Ba for representing Fiji with a renewable energy proposal at the Zayed Sustainability Prize competition in Abu Dhabi.
The competition is the United Arab Emirates’ pioneering global award for sustainability which was inspired by the UAE’s founding father, the late Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Now, in its 12th year, the event recognizes impactful, innovative and inspirational sustainability solutions in the areas of health, food, energy and water.
According to a government statement, Bainimarama met the school representatives along the margins of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week yesterday where he congratulated them for being the voice of sustainability and resilience for Fiji on the international stage.
The school project was aimed at fully energising the school by solar energy with 25KW array of solar panels on the roof of the school buildings.
The project was estimated to save over $1,000 in electricity bills and another $1,000 in water bills paid by the college every month or some $24,000 per annum.
Some 30 high schools from around the globe were selected as finalists because of their innovative and impactful proposals.
Bainimarama says he was proud of the students for joining the world’s largest platform for accelerating sustainable development and especially for showing an understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and living them through their projects at school.
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