The Difference Maker

With over 100 interviews conducted over the past month, CIS has concluded our second round of ground research cycle.  In order to develop a solar energy system which satisfies the needs of schools, we must look at the context from all angles including the community nearby. We insist in spending months to speak with neighbours, teachers, parents, customers, as well …

Solar Energy – the Life Saver

Last month, our partner school in Homa Bay experienced electricity blackout – room lights were off, grid power was not available, and the daily operation of school could have been hugely affected. CIS’s solar energy solution has been proven to be the life saver to our partner. Our solar-powered LED lights enabled teachers and director to conduct their regular evening …

Pilot Started in Nairobi

CIS’s energy project is again, bringing in new energy as well as opportunities to schools in Nairobi! This month, we offered service to a school which has no electricity, as it has been cut off for few months. Through renting our system, school staff could work on the laptop for classwork, and the light could be switched on to extend …

Save money & Study Well with Our Energy Project

CIS’s energy project has a vision to ensure clean, affordable and cost-efficient solar energy solutions in developing countries. Aligned with that vision, the first prototype was aimed to improve electricity supply to private schools in Kenya who are highly dependent on expensive brown energy, such as kerosene and candles. Our energy project will not only supply more than enough solar …

Solar Cabinet Landed in Homa Bay!

In the middle of September, one new partner school has joined CIS’s solar energy project, exploring a cleaner way to power up the school while saving up costs As with all of our partner schools, CIS takes our relationship with schools seriously. We have therefore sent our staff to stay with the school during the entire pilot duration, to build a trusting …

Getting Your Voice Heard

Last week, CIS told the story of Kenyan low-cost private schools in front of TechBBQ stage – the biggest tech summit in Scandinavia. Most of the private schools in Kenya spend their time making sure things are in order, students are progressing, and the finance is in shape. They work day and night, yet their stories are often unheard of in Europe. …

Meet CIS in Copenhagen Next Week!

Next week, CIS will be presenting our ideas on solar energy system for schools in Africa, in the biggest startup and innovation summit in Scandinavia, TechBBQ. It is another good chance for you – either job seekers, or investors to come up and speak with us! A huge event like this is often time the best place to meet likely-minded people, and to drum …

We Now Have a LinkedIn Page!

For years, CIS has been focusing 100% on our ground operations, making sure our partner schools chart the right way towards self-sustainability. As we have slowly expanded our operations to having 10+ schools under our pipeline, there are more work to be done. This week, CIS is happy to announce the launch of our LinkedIn page! Apart from weekly blog post …

The Journey to Fixing Climate Change

Last week, our founder Yang represented S4S in the Climate Launchpad national final in Norway and has been selected as one of the 2 winners. In Nov, Yang will present S4S with other national winners from 50 countries in the global final in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is a crucial step towards making solar energy affordable and accessible for schools in developing settings, …