Solar system Cameroon
Together with Cap Zone Rural in Cameroon, we are installing a solar system to supply a girls school with clean and reliable power even when the grid is not functioning.
Without an education, girls in Cameroon face a hard future getting a job and supporting themselves economically, especially if they have children of their own. In Banja, Cameroon, Cap Zone Rural together with their Swedish sister organization Flickors Utbildning i Kamerun are operating a school for girls in this situation. Since the schools education is focusing on computer science, sewing and cooking, a lot of the apparatus used in teaching needs a lot of power, which at times is scarce. The power grid in rural Cameroon is often affected by unpredictable power cuts which sometimes last for days in a row. Therefore, administrating the school can be a difficult task. The project aims to install a solar system with a battery bank that will provide the school with power even if the grid is not working. Other schools and workplaces in Cameroon pace the same challenges. Therefore, plans on setting up a centre for renewable energy are in the making. This project is a first step in this process.
It is of great importance that the project contributes with knowledge as well as function. Therefore, local electricians will be involved in the installation and there will be classes held in renewable energy and solar power. The project is financed by EBW-Sweden and sponsors, of which Rexel has donated the modules to the solar system. All preparations and managing of the project is done by the project members who are young dedicated engineers from throughout Sweden.
If you wish to donate - don’t forget to label your donation “Projekt 2016.007 Solar Panels Girls School”