Tacloban, a city on the Philippine island Leyte, situated in the middle of the Pacific. Just at the edge of a river, is the children's village "SOS Children" located. A real village with a.o. a community house. In 2013, a typhoon tidal wave very heavily damaged most of the buildings.
Last September and October, electricity was installed in various social buildings (mainly hospitals and schools) in the Mutwanga urban area, situated in Northern Kivu, in the heart of the Virunga National Park. The installation was realised with the help of Energy Assistance.
The project's applicant, the “Virunga Foundation”, is strongly involved in the Park management by means of securing the safety of the Park Rangers who fight poaching and deforestation.
Last September, Energy Assistance has sent two volunteers to the village of Samba in de Maniema Province in DR Congo. Serge Algoet and Vincent Michiels (Sibelga) volunteered there for ten days to provide solar power to the village. They installed photovoltaic panels at the village health center that houses a maternity and a small laboratory.
ACOPAMEC, a Brazilian NGO, aims at reducing poverty of the Mata Escura communities in Salvador de Bahia. It manages among others a secondary school and a professional training centre.
ACOPAMEC has requested Energy Assistance expertise for the electrification of its training centre. Maurice Roch (a retired from Tractebel Engeneering) was the project manager.
With the help of a Brazilian volunteer (a colleague from Leme – Rio de Janeiro), Energy Assistance has among others :