Gambian ladies receive training on solar installation and maintenance

By Maria Lopes

July 14, 2021

Gambian ladies are receiving training on solar installation and maintenance. This was disclosed to The Progress Newspaper by Malang Sambou, Chairman of Mbolo Association, which facilitated the training through its ‘Fandema’ project, at his home in Tujereng in Kombo South. He also said that energy is pivotal to a country’s development.

He explained that the Association’s main objective is to provide access to quality and higher education for young ladies and women who want to transform their lives positively. “The purpose of the ‘Fandema’ project is to make sure that we strengthen the capacity of the women in terms of their productivity, and so the beneficiaries are trained to acquire skills,” he added.

Sambou stressed that the training is free as they have partners that are sponsoring the girls. He also opined that energy is a key factor when it comes to development. His words: “When we talk about sustainable development goals, energy is much cheaper if it is in place, and quality training is one of the fundamental ways to get access to it.”

Sambou, while noting that the energy sector is dominated by men, said he believes it is a skill that women can perfect if given the opportunity to perform.

He advised the girls to take the course and the training seriously and apply the knowledge acquired so they can become responsible persons in the society and the country at large. 

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