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NAYCOM TO EXPLORE SOLAR ENERGY TRAINING FOR YOUTHS

 


Frontier Business Solution together with Barefoot Women Solar Project has met with the National Youth Commission to see how they can partner to create training for young people in solar installation and other areas.
During the presentation at the NAYCOM conference hall, the General Secretary Barefoot Women Edward Musa Anaque explained that the Barefoot Women have been engaged in training of young people in solar engineering especially in rural areas. He said their work has gone beyond training to provide what he called ‘solution’ to the challenges faced in the rural communities. Among some of their recent activities are providing light to Peripheral Health Units, Preservation of Vaccines, Preservation of food stuff etc. Mr. Anaque also said they have trained solar engineers in these rural communities that do not only install solar power but also repair them. He said their main centre at Konta Line along the main highway in Port Loko district, has a boarding facility to host about fifty people for a four month period of intense training. He said since most of their trainees are uneducated, they focus on practical rather than theory. 
Commission Anthony Koroma on behalf of the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Board and Management of the National Youth Commission applauded the Frontier Business Solution and Barefoot Women for their solar energy support to the country. He said the youth sector is willing to work with them to train young people in solar engineering. Commissioner Koroma said the Commission, MoYA and other stakeholders will organise a tour to the Barefoot Women training centres at Konta Line and Aberdeen to assess the training facilities and have firsthand knowledge on how the training is done. He was optimistic that this will be a laudable project to embark on as the sector plans to diversify opportunities for young people. He said training with start-up support for youth will create employment and this will further reduce the unemployment rate of young people in the country.

 

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