Don Bosco equips graduates with a solar kit.

Don Bosco Network – Debitnet Tanzanian Project Officer Alfred Dallasia, who is studying at the Don Bosco Iringa and Dodoma Vocational Training Centers, received the kits sponsored by the Charles S. Moot Foundation in the United States.

Speaking at the handover ceremony between Don Bosco Irega and Dodoma VCT, Dallasia said the students were provided with operating kits, which include technical kits, solar irrigation pumps and seed capital worth over 48 mm. , To start their own business.

“On behalf of the Don Bosco Centers in Irega and Dodoma, I would like to thank the Charles Death Foundation for facing the challenge of finding such devices for our solar students who support these startup devices,” he said.

Solar-based renewable energy project It began in 2018 with the support of the US Foundation (Charles Death) and is divided into two chapters. Dallasia includes five components in the first phase of the project, which will include classrooms, design workshops for youth, and solar mini-grids at Dedodom and Iringa colleges, each generating 34 kilowatts of electricity.

The use of solar networks at the two centers has helped reduce energy consumption by 80 percent. “Similarly, in the first phase, which was implemented from June to October 2020, we were able to teach 511 youth in Solar Technology at Eriga and Dodoma Colleges in collaboration with the Head Office of the Vocational Education and Training Authority.

He said there has been a wave of students entering the labor market for solar energy training, but many companies are not hiring. “Once we realize this challenge, we have partnered with US donor business development skills training, which will be more practical to enable young graduates to use their own renewable energy tools,” Delasia added.

The second Renewable Energy Training, launched in January 2021, will include youth entrepreneurship training in collaboration with businesses, including the IMED Foundation.

During the six-month short course from June to October, three-year-olds received training through the AID Foundation. According to Dallasia, during the training, the students had various ideas on how to set up renewable energy in small enterprises.

“According to Don Bosco, our focus on ecosystems is to develop skilled technicians who can strengthen Tanzania’s renewable energy sector, especially as the country and the world at large are battling climate change (CC).”

Speaking at the event, Abba Josephfat Utuh, principal of the Iringa Don Bosco Youth Training Center, said the college offers eight courses, including printing, computer, sewing, carpentry and assembly, motor vehicle mechanics, welding and metal fabrication, electrical installation and construction.

He said 12 of the 12 youths who are studying electrical installation and solar technology were among those who were provided with operating equipment.

Utuh added that the students were given the opportunity to present their business ideas before graduating and after winning the evaluation, the 12 winners. “The main purpose of providing such equipment is to enable technicians to overcome the notion that they are disabled people,” he added.

Seventy students from Don Bosco Dodoma College, Abba Bonifas Machami, commented on the participation of Electrical Electricity, 15 of which were successful. “We thank American donors for their support, which allows our students to work on their own,” Mchami said.

Winnie Terry, Director General of the Tanzania Microfinance Institutions Association (TAMFI), urged the students to be more creative in their performance. She thanked DBNT for participating and encouraged the students to take advantage of the opportunity to improve their lives. “But you have to use your smartphone to learn more about other people who have studied at Don Bosco College and are different from other colleges,” said Terry.

Speaking at the event, Debnett CEO Abba Melke Lucanyanga expressed his desire for the students who received the device to work hard and take care of it.

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