Reasons why Liberia Government want to Train More Rural Women As Solar Energy Technicians

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Liberia set to train rural women in the use of solar energy. The Government is in partnership with the Barefoot College of India, is planning to open a Vocational Training Center at the Grand Bassa Community College, for the training of rural women in the use of solar energy.

The Center, when established will train on an annual basis, twenty (20) women living in rural areas as Solar Energy Technicians.

The Government through the Barefoot College of India, had previously recruited and trained in India, eleven (11) rural grandmothers in the installation and maintenance of solar power system.

Making the disclosure when she served as panelist at a Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) side-event on ‘Energy Law’ in Africa, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection of the Republic of Liberia, Hon. Williametta Saydee-Tarr, said the plan was part of policy efforts taken by the Government to address the low representation of women in the Energy Secto