20.9.2018, Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh: SOLARKIOSK together with 8minutenergy/Abundant Future Organization and HOPE Foundation inaugurated five solar powered mini-clinics at the Rohingya refugee communities in Bangladesh.
In just some months, the Bangladesh government together with many donor organizations built new camps for approximately 800,000 refugees from the Rohingya community in Myanmar. Bangladesh, itself being one of the poorest countries in the world, accomplished to prevent a human catastrophe in a remarkable endeavor, supported by the international community of donors and NGO´s, amongst them HOPE International, a medical organization based in Bangladesh and lead by Dr. Mahmood. HOPE has built a huge compound to treat pregnant and traumatized women in the Rohingya camp. SOLARKIOSK was able to contribute its solar powered E-HUBB technology and implement 5 mini-clinics, each with 2kwP, equipped with air conditioning, fridges for medicaments and vaccination, ECG and other testing devices, treatment and delivery rooms.
SOLARKIOSK´s modular, kit-of-part, multifunctional “E-HUBB” technology-design, developed by GRAFT architects, can be implemented and operated in very remote and challenging areas. Currently, SOLARKIOSK has contributed and implemented its E-HUBBs for humanitarian purposes, in particular refugee camps and host communities, in Africa, Middle East and Asia.
CEO Andreas Spiess said at the inauguration event: “Today we are very blessed to witness a heroic endeavor of the people of Bangladesh to rescue their neighbors, the Rohingya minorities, from one of the largest humanitarian catastrophes globally. We in Europe can learn a lot from Bangladesh, who are themselves an underserved nation, when it comes to effective and caring charity. SOLARKIOSK is proud and grateful for its modest contribution of five solar powered mini-clinics for Rohingya women and in particular thanks 8minutenergy / Abundant Future Foundation for their never-ending support in making this challenging project a success.”
A very special thank you goes to our engineering team Ben and Nasreldin, who worked non-stop for many weeks to ensure a flawless technical operation of the clinics.