Rise Life Management Services Solar Energy Project
RISE Life Management Services Solar Energy Project benefited from the approval of a grant from the Fund valued at J$2.5 million during FY2013/14. With the Fund’s support, the organization launched an Energy Conservation Initiative for their operations through the installation of a grid-tied solar photovoltaic system. This system consists of approximately 78 solar panels to provide three phase power to the entire facility offering an average of 23,750 kilowatts per hour per month. It is expected that the reduction in energy costs associated with operating such a facility will significantly reduce energy costs thus allowing the organization to focus on expanding its programmes for the vulnerable communities they serve.
RISE Life Management Services is a non-governmental organization which was established in 1989. It provides community based educational and social services, life, social and vocational skills training and counseling services. Approximately 5,000 individuals directly benefit from the services offered by RISE and the organization often operates as a community centre and safe haven for children and young people from surrounding inner-city communities.