THE 5 MILLION-NOK MILESTONE DAY

Friday was a milestone day in the history of SunErgy as the company successfully completed a 5 000 000 Norwegian krone or a little more than half a million Euro share capital increase.

“This is how we planned from the very start” says the Mr. Haugen, chair of the board of directors and co-founder together with Dr. Skjorshammer, who serves as Managing Director.

“The idea from the very beginning has been to take in additional capital as we continued building” Mr. Haugen and Dr. Skjorshammer informs. “So far it has worked as planned. Existing shareholders contributed the money needed to finish the next villages. We interpret this as a vote of confidence in us, the worked carried out and the vision of SunErgy. Actually, we could have gotten more money, but this was what we needed this time”, they concluded, thanking all who support and take an active part in the future success of SunErgy.

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”

 

FIRST BOOKLET IN THE WORLD

We have just finished the booklet “African Village Entrepreneurship”. We got the ten first copies from the printer last week. As far as we know, this is the first booklet of its kind written for people who live in far off villages, such as deep in the rainforest of Cameroon.

On the video, we tried to present the book. I was talking, while Lana was making the video using her mobile phone. You could say that we arranged our own press conference in launching of the booklet. Hopefully you all understand and appreciate.

We will use the book at the various entrepreneurship training seminars we arrange and also give to people who want to start their own business. That it will bring inspiration and knowledge for a successful start up.

This is big for us, but it will hopefully prove even bigger for the people for whom it is intended.

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.

 

BOKOSSO HIGH SCHOOL’S FIRST COMPUTER ROOM

In the beginning of January five computers were installed in the school of Bokosso after a room had been dedicated as a computer room and completely renovated both inside and outside, including installation of electricity and new tables and chairs. At the opening of the computer room, Mr. Mesumble Mchael, the principal of the school said «We are very happy to be able to teach the students using computers and having access to internet. I can hardly wait to start the classes. We are the only school in this region having computers available in the classroom». The chairman of the school board added «this is a dream come through. In June my term as chairman of the school board expires. During my many years in office, this day is what I have been yearning for. It is just fantastic and I am so happy it came through while I still was in the office».

Students at Bokosso high school participated with singing during the ceremony.

Students at Bokosso high school participated with singing during the ceremony.

The installation of the computer room .

The installation of the computer room .

From the opening ceremony. From left: Mr. Njuba Francis (chairman of the school board), Mr. Mensumbe Michal (Principal of the school), Dr. Stein Skjorshammer (SunErgy), Mr. Benga John (Chief of Bokosso), Mr.Ngotto Amas Dibjena  (Regent of Bokosso)

From the opening ceremony. From left: Mr. Njuba Francis (chairman of the school board), Mr. Mensumbe Michal (Principal of the school), Dr. Stein Skjorshammer (SunErgy), Mr. Benga John (Chief of Bokosso), Mr.Ngotto Amas Dibjena (Regent of Bokosso)