Peshawar, PK – 6 February 2014– Agahi Foundation installed 72 solar-powered water geysers in four different locations to promote alternative energy resources for the preservation of environment from burning fossil fuels.
The solar-powered water geysers have been installed in public sectors including schools, and community centers based in Sahiwal, Swabi, Charsadda and Mardan. More than 6000 members from different communities will be directly benefitted from this initiative, regardless of harsh weather conditions, ongoing energy crises and without any allied cost.
A community leader Muhammad Sarwar Nasim, Numberdar of chak no. 145/9-L a small village of Sahiwal, appreciated this initiative and stressed that it will improve the standard of life of marginalized communities. Due to availability of hot water it will contribute to the health of the community, saving them to catch colds and other diseases, he added.
President Agahi, Puruesh Chaudhary said “Energy crisis in era of globalization will have a grave impact on the socio-economic conditions of people in urban to semi-urban areas, effects of which are being witnessed every day. She expressed her gratitude towards Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited as this initiative was implemented in collaboration with them, who are imparting a pivotal role in helping communities raise their standard of life.”
About 1.3 billion people in the world are living without electricity; two-thirds of them being in 10 countries and four of them, including Pakistan, in the Asia Pacific region, says a report Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific-2013 released by a UN commission.
Agahi is a not for profit organization, increasing the capacities of communities through informed dec ision making process, which aims to use institutionalized sustainable structures in Pakistan to raise the bar of living standards. Agahi works with institutions responsible for undertaking such capacity-building initiatives. It sets workflows, guidelines, and benchmarking mechanism as well as training programs so that relevant institutions can take ownership.