Pollution free transportation





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Project Description

Region: Central America

Country: Guatemala

Location: Livingston

Total Budget: $99,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

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GG 2016131 for Pollution Free Transportation Ak'Tenamit School, Guatemala

NEEDED: Four 20 HP equivalent Torqueedo electric outboard motors to be used to power two existing large 30 passenger launches and one new 60 passenger catamaran ferry that will serve as "school buses" to transfer students between classrooms, residential buildings and dining facilities located on two campuses separated by river water. Each electric motor will save over $6,000 per year in fuel expenses and maintenance. Torqeedo drives do not discharge any fuel or exhaust into the water. The electric motor is emission free, almost silent, and safer than a gasoline motor. The batteries will be charged at the school by an existing array of solar panels. The 60-passenger catamaran ferry will be locally built with fiberglass hulls.

The total project budget is $99,000. This requires $23,500 in Rotary Club cash donations. As of August 17, $10,750 has been pledged. The international club is the Rotary Club of Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. A Puerto Barrios member has received the Service Above Self award.

Primary Host Partner

District: 6930

Rotary Club of: Palm Beach

Primary Contact: Riccardo Boehm

Email: ric@ricboehm.com

Primary International Partner

District: 4250

Rotary Club of: Puerto Barrios

Primary Contact: Steve Dudenhoefer

Email: duden@aktenamit.org

Project Status

Need $13,500
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Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #201613.

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