KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP — Teamtech Motorsports Safety Inc. of Saginaw County’s Kochville Township says it’s empowering a school in the Dominican Republic with green energy and education resources.
Teamtech president and owner Curt L. Tucker said a complete internet system of 10 computers was also installed at Colegio Bautista Luz, which has more than 200 students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Currently, the computers use a dial-up internet connection, but the hope is for an upgrade to DSL in the near future.
The power supply system is another problem, Tucker said. Municipal power is typically only on two or three hours a day with numerous interruptions, so a battery backup system with a very loud gasoline generator was installed — which won’t power the new technology for long.
Tucker said the school needs a power system that will be continuous and independent of the municipal power to prevent this.
“We are hoping to find sponsors or partial sponsors for battery backup electrical system, solar panels and wind generation to power the school completely,” said Tucker said. “The solar and wind ideas were developed through several of the renewable energy seminars that I have attended at Saginaw Valley State University over the past few years.”
Tucker said the placement of the 10 computers in this school has advanced the teaching level very significantly, as of right now the nearest college to Guaymate only has two computers and the local high school has none.
Established in 1988, Teamtech Motorsports Safety specializes in the manufacturing of automotive safety accessories.
Tucker said the school is seeking to partner with Saginaw Valley State University, corporations and individuals to provide selected SVSU students with scholarships, on the understanding that after they graduate, they would go to the Dominican Republic to apply their knowledge as teachers, entrepreneurs and community leaders.
“This project has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life,” said Tucker.
If you or your company would like to support renewable energy resources for Colegio Bautista Luz and scholarships for its students, please call (989) 792-4880 or email Curt@TEAMTECHMotorsports.com.
More at www.teamtechmotorsports.com.