In the rural region of Eastern Ghana there is are regular electricity shortages. Some communities still have no connection to the electricity grid and others only have an unreliable electricity supply. A large part of the population is completely unaware of the benefits of renewable energies and of environmental protection. Another issue is the lack of educational opportunities for the underprivileged youth, especially for women.
To address the lack of opportunities and the gender imbalance, our vocational center provides training for the disadvantaged. The shortage of qualified electricians in rapidly developing countries, suggests that educating underprivileged youth and women as electricians and solar power specialists will allow them to get empowered, take their destiny in their own hands and make a significant contribution to their local societies. In the entire nation there are currently only five female certified electricians who are registered with the Ghana Energy Commission. With our training class, we have many more students on the way to becoming certified!