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 :
After the three projects realized in Burkina Faso in 2013 (the health center of Baré, the school of Pan Bila and the hospital of Piela), two volunteers of Energy Assistance (EA) went to Mobapo during their holidays in September 2014.
Frédéric Madry (Tractebel Engineering), Guy Vancraybex (Tractebel Engineering) and Jean-Benoît Debaisieux (ORES), three Energy Assistance volunteers, spent a fortnight in northern Tanzania early June to ensure the electrification of the Leguruki School. This project should contribute to improving the quality of education of the Leguruki School, allowing it to attract and retain qualified teachers.
Guy Vansaingele, Olivier Letellier and Patrick Decoster (ORES) came back from a 2-week mission of volunteering for Energy Assistance asbl-vzw (EA) on the island of Panay in Philippines.
In 1997, Laurence Ligier created “Caméléon" , a Franco-Philippine humanitarian association that takes care of young underprivileged Filipino girls who have suffered sexual abuse. “Caméléon” helps them to reach a new balance and well-being, giving them access to education in particular.