African Centres for Lightning and Electromagnetics Network A Pan-African Network of Centres dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage from Lightning.

Over half of the lightning deaths reported in Africa are to children in school. 90% of sub-Saharan buildings are not lightning safe, so there is no place for families to go for safety.

Schools tend to be the most substantial buildings in many villages, so they can mean safety for the community if a properly designed lightning protection system (LPS) is installed. These are pictures of Runyanya school in Uganda, one of the schools where an LPS (using IEC standards) were generously donated and installed by DEHN-Africa.

Center underneath: We are attempting to protect one school at a time – Please help with your donation.

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