#Standtall: Alleviating poverty through access to quality training courses for women on renewable energy systems. The Fandema case study

April 2, 2015 | By
Mbolo Association


The Fandema Women Development Centre project called “Mbollow” Association of Tujereng village West Coast Region, a renewable energy project, has reaffirmed its stance to contribute its quota to national development through empowerment of women and girls.

The project, which currently shelters 80 young women and girls in various fields of interest, has so far graduated 30 students who are currently in the market.

It provides free tuition for girls enrolled in the project, which gives chance to needy students to learn skills in various areas of interests including tie and dye, batik, cookery, cosmetic, renewable energy (RE), sewing and electricity solar installation, as well as welding.

Speaking to the founder, Malang Sambau, at a site visit recently by the Global Environmental Facilities, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, GEF/UNIDO project, said the project is operating with a full 100 per cent Renewable Energy power supply.

The project was initiated since 2009, which was primarily to upgrade the living standard of women and girls in the communities, he said.

It was also geared towards poverty alleviation and creates awareness for young and women to get access to information technology and to have skills that could help them end up with good business plan, he said.

“The studies help the girls to emerge with a business plan and a small loan with which to kick-start the business after graduation,” he said.

– Culled from the Point Newspaper. Click here for more on this news.


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