Students light up environment with solar power

Faiz Izharuddin

Over 200 students from Sultan Hassan Secondary School participated in the Student Solar Ambassador Workshop where they assembled solar powered study lamps at the National Service Programme (PKBN)Multipurpose Hall in Batu Apoi, Temburong on November 13, 2019.

Principal of Sultan Hassan Secondary School Abdul Wafi Sia bin Abdullah Sia and Deputy Principal of Sultan Hassan Secondary School Rosman bin Haji Kasah were present.

During the workshop, participants built solar powered study lamps sponsored by the Indian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam. The students were guided by 12 Master Trainers from Kemuda Institute, who had undergone online training by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, from where this project has originated from. Twenty teachers from the school also participated to help the students build their lamps. The build of the solar powered lamp kits by the students took around two hours.

The event concluded with a ‘light-up’ event, where all 200 over students used their solar powered lamps to light up the hall. The Student Solar Ambassador Workshops concluded on November 16 2019, with the final school, Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Secondary School.

Since the launch of SOULS: Student Solar Ambassador Workshop on October 2, 2019, Kemuda Institute, together with Master Trainers from the Universiti Teknologi Brunei, have gone to nine schools, working hand in hand with students in each respective school to assemble the solar powered lamps.

Students assembling solar powered lamps