For the First Time, Technology in the Classroom is Accessible in Nigeria, with the Help of Schneider Electric and Solar Power

Nov 27, 2017 9:10 AM ET

Today, about 1.1 billion people in the world live without electricity. Another billion have unreliable power and 2.8 billion people use coal, wood, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and cleaning. Today, Schneider Electric is transforming the lives of millions of people in Nigeria by partnering with Microsoft and the Lagos State Electricity Board to provide sustainable solar power to over 200 schools and clinics.


  • Students are able to charge devices and personal night lights for at-home study so learning can continue into the evening. 
  • Science and computer labs that used to sit idle now operate fulltime during the school day, empowering students with new educational opportunities. 
  • Clinics no longer rely on limited diesel fuel resources to run dilapidated generators. 
  • Care is accessible 24 hours a day. Reliable electricity powers lights for night-time surgery; pumps supply fresh water to improve hygiene; and refrigeration preserves much-needed medicines and vaccines. 
  • By 2020, an estimated 190,000 pupils will benefit from improved access to educational tools and 4.7 million patients will receive better healthcare

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