Project summary Cameroon protestant college Bali
Cameroon Protestant College (C.P.C) Bali has in the recent years been plunged into acute shortages of electricity supply, resulting to frequent power cuts. Without sufficient and reliable supply of electricity, school life is seriously impaired and characterized by hardship, especially during the dry season. Furthermore, the total reliance on rainfall alone for electricity generation is proof that alternative sources of energy such as solar and wind have not been sought or have been neglected or relegated to the background. Being a boarding school, with many activities totally depending on reliable power supply, the consequences of the above mentioned problem to the school and its students are tremendous. When electricity supply is frequently interrupted, sometimes for weeks, students may not prepare well for tests and examinations and may fail them. Consequently, some students repeat the class, some drop out of school and this also affects the overall performance of the school in the G.C.E Ordinary and Advanced Level Examination. Contrary to other projects, which may concentrate on the implementation of isolated energy solutions, this project is unique in that it is a pioneer project aimed at being the starting point of a nationwide campaign for generation and application of renewable sources of energy in schools and other institutions. Pre exiting conditions on the ground like infrastructure and use of locally available materials will be taken into consideration.
Aspects of Knowledge Transfer:
Students, teachers and other multipliers of the project will be trained to self-run the project and cater for repairs and maintenance of the system, thereby catering for knowledge transfer. For this purpose, an appropriate curriculum for training and capacity building of the target group will be created.
At least 8 students and teachers have been trained in the construction, operation, repairs and maintenance of the wind blades and hybrid system. Three students and a teacher amongst them have taken an extra training on Quality Management and Assurance according to ISO 9001: 2008 and have signed an agreement to self-run the maintenance workshop