Mukumary is situated in the middle of nowhere in the province of East Kasaï on the Equator. The nearest ‘hamlet’ is a 5 hours’ drive away. After a 3-day journey, departing from Brussels, the Energy Assistance volunteers, Freddy Arzée (retired from Engie Fabricom) and Marcel Bavay (retired from Ores) were able to start work.
This ‘twofold’ mission, finished by mid-May 2016, consisted of the installation of two solar kits, each 1950kW, to provide electricity to the education and health centre in Mukumary.
In this mission, EAF has given electrical equipments for the training center of the complex of the jail in le Havre. Then, classes trade the prisoners for electricity jobs, especially panels that EAF uses on the missions.
This enriching experience for all is renewed each year.
This mission (11/05/2015) has consisted in an audit of a building belonging to the "Source of life", for restoration to receive 15 light disabled.
Cofely North East moved a near noon in order to prepare this audit which would be used for funding applications of energy part institutions.
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.