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Liberia: youth to benefit from renewable energy curriculum

The international humanitarian organisation, Mercy Corp Liberia, has embarked on developing a curriculum for teaching renewable energy in technical and vocational schools in Liberia.

The programme, which falls under its Light Up Liberia scheme, will work with Booker Washington Institute and the Monrovia Technical and Vocational Centre.

They will develop a standard curriculum on renewable energy training and prepare instructors to teach the course, reports Front Page Africa.

This activity will overlap with other existing programmes within the organisation, which focuses on linking youth in technical vocational education and training (TVET) institutions to entrepreneurship training, access to finance for business start-ups, and apprenticeships and on-the-job training for TVET graduates. Read more

Renewable energy curriculum development

To drive this project, the humanitarian organisation has signed an MOU with four TVET institutions to pilot the project.

They include, Monrovia Vocational Training Center, Stella Maris Polytechnic, Booker Washington Institute and HELOG academy.

Furthermore, Mercy Corp has engaged the services of Prof. Peter Adelmann, a consultant to develop the curriculum.

Prof. Adelmann is the founding director of the Institute for Decentralised Electrification, Education and Entrepreneurship based in Germany.

The total number of students that have registered is 254 including 16 females.

It is estimated that the programme will cost about €40,000 ($48,000).


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