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April 3, 2017

Solar Powered Tablet

Solar Powered Tablet

Off-the-grid classrooms

At the moment, there are 20 million classrooms in the world’s poorest regions who lack access to basic educational resources, the Internet and electricity. These remote classrooms are completely off the grid and are left behind in the current digital age. The children in these classrooms are neglected and forgotten for far too long. Sun Books is here to change that!

Due to the lack of educational resources in these ‘’Off-the-grid’’ classrooms only one in four students will complete primary school, which causes high poverty rates and low literacy rates.

In Northern Uganda, about 91% of the classrooms lack access to electricity, let alone the Internet.

Solar Powered Tablet

This is where the Sun Book Tablet comes in, a solar powered tablet. The Sun Book is a 10-inch Android device with 16GB storage. It measures 242 x 189 x 10mm and weighs 680g. The device is pre-loaded with all sorts of educational content, both international and locally sourced, student assessment tools, lesson plans, educational videos, games and a lot more. All the content is pre-loaded so there is no need for the Internet to access books and all other sorts of educational resources.

Solar Powered Tablet

 

Solar Component

The Sun Book Tablet is a solar-powered tablet and that is one of its key attributes. The solar powered tablet has a battery life of 8 to 12 hours, which is enough for a full day at school.  The Sun Book Tablet comes equipped with a solar power charger to reload the battery during and after usage. The battery will then be reloaded by using one of world’s most powerful natural resources: the Sun.

When thinking of “Off-the-Grid” classrooms there is no such thing as electricity, so it is necessary to provide a sustainable solution which allows people to recharge the battery when using the tablet. A solar powered tablet makes sure that users can always recharge the battery no matter where they are.

When considering the abundance of sunlight in Africa, a solar powered tablet is the sustainable solution to end illiteracy. By using a solar powered educational tablet in remote classrooms, children will have access to hundreds of books and educational resources for the fraction of the costs to ship books.

Partners in the Solar sector

We have an established partnership with Intelligen.energy. They are committed to building a better world, more sustainable communities, and financially and environmentally healthy businesses and homes. Intelligen.energy connects solar providers with solar buyers and financiers. Through our relationship with them, every time you or your company chooses solar for your home or business, classrooms served by Sun Book tablets are benefited.

Check them out @  Intelligen.energy

Do you feel inspired and also want to partner with us? Feel free to send a message to info@sunbooktablet.org and we are more than happy to discuss opportunities!

Learn more about how you can support Sun Book tablet at SunBookTablet.org