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Video - Biogas in Schools: A Look at Khangezile Primary School
Khangezile Primary School in South Africa was one of four schools chosen by Earthlife Africa, an environmental justice organization, to have renewable energy technology installed in the school as part of the Sustainable Energy and Livelihoods project. The school in KwaThema, east of Johannesburg, is now able to feed about 400 children twice a day which is also subsidized by the Gauteng Department of Education. The funds for the project were sponsored by the European Union and Oxfam.
Now equipped with a biogas digester as well as solar panels, the school is now able to go almost entirely off the grid. The social impacts of having a bio digester at a school can also be seen through the improved quality of life for the students and their families due to the reduction of waste, rats and associated health problems.
This success has now seen an increase in demand in other schools around the country. The USAID South African Low Emissions Development (SA-LED) Program conducted study on the multiple benefits of biogas in schools and this video highlights some of those benefits and provides and overview of biogas at Khangezile Primary School.