In the Global high-school Africa category, the award was presented by Sheikh Mohammed Ben Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, to Mrs. Fatima Kander, a teacher at the school.
The Aouda Saadia high school is an all-girls institution located in the center of the medina of Marrakech and attended by students from modest families of artisans and farmers. It has an environmental club, a nursery and a well that works following the drop by drop technique.
In addition to solar water heaters, the school plans to add, photovoltaic panels and LED light bulbs to reduce the energy use of the school and provide hot showers. And that’s not all, as the project management team says; floor lamps shall be installed to light the school at night and provide safe night classes for women attending literacy courses.
In a statement to the MAP, Kander said she was happy with this continental award, noting that the award will help the high school whose construction dates back to 1973 to rationalize the use of energy.
Established in 2008, the Zayed Future Energy Award is an international award initiated by UAE leaders. As to the Global High School category as established in 2012 to help cultivate tomorrow’s energy leaders and advocates.