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Learn How Energy for Opportunity Builds Solar Power Installation Capacity in Sierra Leone

By Wayan Vota on November 24, 2010

Solar power is a needed skill in electricity-starved West Africa. Yet there is also high unemployment. Energy For Opportunity is trying to solve both of these problems through its dedicated skills training activities, including University-based solar electricity courses.

The the video above, you can see how EFO teaches students through real-life implementations of small-scale solar projects in rural communities in Sierra Leone. The specific project in the documentary involved the installation of solar electricity at four sites: a school, a health clinic, a community centre and a hospital in the villages of Kamakwie and Kamalo.

Students from the local Government Technical Institute (GTI) and National Power Authority (NPA) were involved in this project as a part of the courses they take at their respect institutes, which EFO helps to facilitate.

If you find EFO as interesting and impactful as I do, then support them today!

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks and is the Digital Health Director at IntraHealth International. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of IntraHealth International or other ICTWorks sponsors.
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