STUDENTS OF SOLAR ENERGY

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.20160808_115412

“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.

Photo. Left to right front row: Ewo Gabriel Ojong, Library Barine, Nasumba Johnson Eboa, Ndumboh Adolforce N., Ngwa Noris.

Left to right second row: Mr. John Ngam, Technical Director, Mr. Mike Fohba, Managing Director, Mrs. Maria Kesam, Field Representative, Mr. Emmanuel Nkom, Administrative Director, Mrs. Grace Amoh. Finance Director.

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY”

On the 15 of August we will celebrate the one-year anniversary of switching on electricity in the village of Bokosso. In addition this past year we provided the people with access to cable TV and the Internet.

Enclosed you can read how the people have experienced the past year. We named it “The peoples voice”

 

NEXT TWO SOLAR CONTAINERS RELEASED ON RECORD TIME

We are hard at work electrifying villages enabling people to escape poverty, moving into a better and brighter future.

Yesterday (June 2) two solar containers were released from the harbor in Douala on record time. First time we shipped containers to Cameroon, we struggled for six months to have the containers released. This time it took only four weeks. Real progress.

One may look for the reasons are behind this “real progress”. It could be a combination of several factors. One is that things are improving and moving forward in Cameroon, which is great and encouraging for future developments. The second (and for sure), we have also learned a thing or two about shipping containers to Cameron and having them released without any major hick-ups or delays. Both important. Time for celebration! Soon more families will have access to electricity, moving out of darkness to a brighter and more prosperous future.

Enclosed are some pictures showing the containers arriving our HQ and lifted off the trucks and some of the employees celebrating the safe, sound and speedy release of the containers.

In the containers was also school materials donated by the French company Hamelin to be distributed to schoolchildren in the villages when school starts this fall.

NORWEGIANS VISITING CAMEROON

Ten people from Norway visited Cameroon during ten days in the beginning of February. «The purpose was to learn more about the SunErgy project» said Mr. Knut-Arne Wendel, who was responsible for the trip. «We had ten busy days. We went to Bokosso and had a Norwegian – Cameroon day at Bamenda University of Science and Technoloygy (BUST) in Bamenda. 

The visit was full of interesting experiences, truly life changing».

The Norwegians  in Cameroonian national costumes in front of the SunErgy HQ.

The Norwegians in Cameroonian national costumes in front of the SunErgy HQ.

Norwegian - Cameroon day at BUST. Picture: Norwegian - Cameroon day at BUST. In middle madame Foncha, chairwoman BUST. Second from right the Chancellor, Professor Gwanfogbe. Far right V.C. Dr. Kinni.

 Norwegian – Cameroon day at BUST. In middle madame Foncha, chairwoman BUST. Second from right the Chancellor, Professor Gwanfogbe. Far right V.C. Dr. Kinni.

 

INTERNET TOWER HAS BEEN INSTALLED IN BOKOSSO

On the Christmas week Bokosso witnessed the building of a 15 meter high internet tower. The tower enables the people in the village to  connect with the world. Everything is available- search on Google, meet friends on Facebook, communicate with family and friends on Skype. A whole new world has opened up!

Bokosso internet tower

Bokosso internet tower

DR. SKJØRSHAMMER NAMED INTERNATIONAL VISITING PROFESSOR

Dr. Skjørshammer has been named International Visiting Professor at Bamenda University of Science and Technology, School of Business (BUST) at Bamenda, Cameroon.

“I take this as a great honour,” Dr. Skjørshammer says continuing “we have developed a good cooperation with BUST over the years”. BUST is a leading private university in Cameroon. The university experiences a tremendous increase in number of students from all parts of Africa. Among other things, students can have bachelors and master degrees in entrepreneurship and renewable energy. As for me, I am looking forward to be affiliated with both programs.”

www.bamendauniversity.org

Bamenda University of Science and Technology

 

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