The Solar power station for Judith Craig`s Village for the seventy-four homeless children in Monrovia, Liberia is packed and ready for shipment (07.05.2017).
By the end of July the children will flip a switch for light enabling them to do the things you and I take for granted; school work after dark, watching television, experiencing the security of street lights, etc.; this and much more for less than 4 cents per day per child for the next thirty years. Almost for free. A true energy miracle! All sponsored and paid for by the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church in Norway.
And the best! We can repeat the same in an endless number of similar projects all around the world; giving young and old a new life and a better future.
Finally, something to contemplate; one hotdog bought in Norway at a gasoline station will bring electricity for one day to almost 150 children in a similar situation as the seventy-four children at Judith Crag´s Village.
Yesterday, 22.04.2017, we returned from Cameroon from one of the monthly visits.
The main agenda this time was to visit the villages of Bokosso and Kotho 1.
In Bokosso the task was to check that things are in order and running as planned.
In Kotho 1, the next village to have electricity the job was to check status. The work is going full speed ahead with the air vibrating of expectation of things to come. People are volunteering en masse. No shortage of people wanting to help. Young and old, men and women, boys and girls; you name it, they are there!
Each Summer SunErgy accepts a group of students for internship in Solar Energy. This year five lucky engineering students from the University of Buea got the opportunity.
The students are being trained in all aspects of solar energy including Solar Power generation, transmission, distribution, the Solar business and the SunErgy idea and vision. They also participate actively working in “SunErgy villages”
“Education is a cornerstone for future development and growth of Africa; the same with electricity. The two walk hand in hand” says Mr. Mike Fohba, Managing Director of SunErgy Cameroon and responsible for the training assisted by the Technical Director Mr. John Ngam and other staff members.
“During their three months training with us, they acquire a lot of knowledge and practical skills, which will turn them into better students, while also preparing them for the job market and future jobs,” Mr. Fohba concludes, himself a part-time engineering lecturer at the University of Buea.