August 8, 2019
Today The Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative Director Monika Langthaler handed over a donation cheque of 5.000 Euro to Reinhard Heiserer, CEO Jugend eine Welt, for a very special project: “Solar Skills and Environmental Education”, which sets up solar workshops and pilot plants, and trains local teaching staff in photovoltaic technology. The project is in the second phase of implementation (2019-2022) and at present the solar skills training takes place in 6 technical schools (TVETs) in Ethiopia and 3 technical schools (VTCs) in Uganda as short courses and as part of a 3- or 2-year electrical engineering training. The aim is to capacitate young people to install and maintain decentral, solar electricity supply systems for homes, water pumps etc., and thereby contributing to a climate-resilient development in their country. See more here.