As part of efforts to reduce the high dependency on the use of electricity in the country, the Salesians of Don Bosco Technical Training Institute has established solar training Centre to help train the youth in the planting of Solar panels in the various communities in the country.
The Technical Direction for the Don Bosco Solar Training Department Brother Christov Buam stated that, Ghana and for that matter West African countries are blessed with abundant sunshine, reiterating the need for Ghana to capitalise on such natural endowment to generate power to reduce the demand on the national grid. Brother Buam noted that the Solar training will be enrolled in two phases, first phase will be training the trainers with basic knowledge in electricity as the second face targets the general public.
Brother Buam stated that though some Technical Universities will be rolling out similar programmes , the solar training programme of the Salesians of Don Bosco will provide basic knowledge at the lower level since there are no institutions providing the training at that level. The initiative he observed will also help provide job for the youth which will go along way to reduce the level of unemployment in the country.
The trainers of training in Basic Solar Installation is currently ongoing with Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Seirra Leone and Nigeria participating. There are 12 different organisations with over thirty participants benefiting. We hope they will go to their respective countries to replicate the training to young people in the second phase of the project.
The project contributes to the realization of about 5 of the 17 sustainable development goals.
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