Solar energy installation and maintenance at Otjiwarongo

01 Jul 2017 09:00am
OTJIWARONGO, 01 JUL (NAMPA) - Practical training in solar installations, maintenance and the use of green energy technology is being provided to young people at Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region.
Director and founder of Young Africa Namibia, Dirk Bellens provides the training with funding from the Finnish Embassy in Namibia.
Thirteen young men and one young woman, most of whom did not finish school, have completed the latest round of training and will graduate as artisans next Wednesday.
Bellens told Nampa in an interview on Friday the courses in solar energy installation, maintenance and use of green energy technology take place over five months.
“Students are expected to pay N.dollars 3 500, including the registration fee and material costs,” he said.
The training is provided at the former Clay House offices situated behind the Orwetoveni Municipality Complex.
The students during their training amongst others installed 12 solar panels.
Ambassador of Finland in Namibia, Anne Saloranta and various regional and local authority councillors are expected to attend Wednesday’s graduation ceremony.
New students will be taken in in mid-July.