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St. Louis Park Middle School will be one of 11 educational institutions that leads students in building solar suitcases for their peers in Kenya.
The local students, along with students in other participating schools and after-school programs, will take on the project during the upcoming school year.
They will learn about solar power and engineering while building 12-volt DC We Share Solar Suitcases, according to a program statement. The devices will be used to provide electricity for more than 40,000 students studying at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northwestern Kenya, the statement adds. Wells Fargo is funding the project in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.