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Solar panels in Ghana by MKFC and Ecap West Africa

Press Release   •   Jul 03, 2012 12:30 BST

MKFC and Ecap West Africa provides the Village Niliyungdo in Ghana with solar power.

The issue of electricity has been a major stumbling block. Niliyungdo and its surrounding villages have to ride miles to charge their mobile phones. It normally takes a day to get it back. In the night, the place is totally dark, and it is difficult or nearly impossible to have any other activity.

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eCAP West Africa Visits Niliyungdo 2012!

It has been over a year since our last visit to Niliyungdo. Although we keep constant communication with our community change agents, we finally took a trip to the village to update our partners and sponsors on all that is happening, and also to start a new project. It has taken this long to visit the village because there was the need for the village to sustain the ongoing projects in our absence in order for us to access the projects properly. We must say we are very proud to see all that has happened in this community.

The main purpose of our visit to Niliyungdo was to start a Solar Project in the village. The objective was to:

  • Install Solar panels. (The panels and modules are capable of lighting 5 lights for at least 3 hours a day. It is also capable of charging 5-10 mobiles at a time.)

  • Teach the local change agents on the proper care and maintenance of the panels

    and module.

  •   Start a Microfinance program with the charging of mobile phones for the village

    and nearby villages. With 5 selected local agents as supervisors of the program,

    where the income will be directed towards the development of the community.

  •  Update the progress of the village since our last visit.

MKFC-EducationFinder has evidence of learning successes from 15 years of eLearning practice. eLearning has made it possible for everyone to take part in quality education wherever they live and whenever they want to. EF has been a pioneer in developing and practicing distance education and received the in 2008 Boldic Award for our implementation of eLearning methods.

The basis of the success has been: governmental support, approval and appreciation from the management of the schools and committed teachers.