Renewable Energy Day Sierra Leone, together with the continued support of GIZ/EnDev, held the 2nd Renewable Energy Day at the Prince of Wales School, Kingtom.
The purpose of the Renewable Energy day is to expose young people to career opportunities in renewable energy.
Several stakeholders in the renewable energy sector in Sierra Leone graced the occasion.
Participants were drawn from the Senior Secondary School classes of Arts, Science and commercial streams. All of them excited and willing to learn about concept renewable energy and the different career opportunities.
Welcome and opening remarks were made by Ms. Duparay Sillay of Renewable Energy Day Sierra Leone and Mr. T.M.N Kamara of the Prince of Wales School respectively.
Renewable energy video clips and Presentations formed part of the event.
GIZ/EnDev Foday S. Dumbuya did a presentation on the Overview of renewable energy. The session was interactive and allowed the students to get a grip of the concept by asking questions on every slide and allowing the students to respond before revealing the answer.
GIZ/Endev in collaboration with the Government Technical Institute (GTI) also facilitated the attendance of students pursuing renewable energy as a career path at GTI to do live demonstrations of the various solar components and their functionalities. The pupils were intrigued and grabbed the opportunity to get a closer look at the various components when it arrived. The students from GTI took time to explain what each solar component does and responded to questions or concerns raised amicably.
REASL were also in attendance and made short statement about the organization and it roles and responsibilities in the renewable energy sector in Sierra Leone.
Students later formed groups and presented their knowledge about what they understood by renewable energy and what they learnt during the event.
The event was climaxed by the presentation of this website (www.renewables-salone.info) to the students to serve as reference point for information access in the sector.
Please visit the Renewable Energy Day website for more information about this event.