KPIT has been working with Swami Vivekanada Vidyalaya, Asde village in Mulshi Tahsil, Pune since the last three years. Our volunteers visit the school and hostel regularly to support them in their academics and in other extracurricular activities.
Volunteers observed that students residing in hostels use dry wood available in the nearby jungle as fuel to boil the water. They require hot water more in the winter season when the temperature drops. Their day usually begins with burning wood to start the boiler, which is time consuming for the students. As per the school authorities, they consume around 1 ton of dry wood for cooking and bathing every year. Apart from being a less environment friendly fuel source, the smoke from burning of the wood also affects health of the children. To overcome these issues, KPIT decided to introduce the villagers to Solar Energy. We have provided and installed 3 solar water heater systems in Male and Shileshwar villages. Presently, the systems are working in good condition and have been instrumental in saving around 1 ton of dry wood every year.