ON March 19, 2021, there was a profusion of thanks from teachers at Carnaza Elementary School to people they didn’t know personally.
Because of these people, Carnaza Island--a fishing village that basks under the sun--now has 24 hours of solar power.
With power comes access to mobile communication, internet, better learning aids, television.
Project Renewable Energy for Livelihood and Youth (Rely) is making a difference in the lives of the Carnaza folk, who subsist on fishing. Project Rely has completed installing a solar power system at the Carnaza Elementary School (CES) and Carnaza National High School (CNHS).
Carnaza, barely seen in the map of Cebu, is an hour away by pumpboat from Malapascua Island in Daanbantayan town.