Taiwanese Company provides lights to Mozambican children
Jetpro Technology has donated $3000 worth of equipment that will enable elementary school children in Marracuene,Mozambique to have lights to study by at night. This is the second equipment donation that Jetpro has made in the past two years. “We are honored that Jetpro President Dr. Shih Chen has entrusted AHEAD to get his innovative equipment to the places where it can do the most good,” says MJ Ebenhack, AHEAD’s President & CEO.
The most recent donation consists of a wind turbine, a solar photovoltaic panel, 90 rechargeable solar lights and all the gear needed for the hybrid system. The wind turbine and PV panel will be installed at the school. They will generate the electricity to charge lights while the children are at school. Children will take the lights home with them so that they can study at night.
AHEAD is working with Joao Venancio and Joao Chidamoio to install the system in Mozambique. “AHEAD established a good working relationship with Mr. Venancio and Mr. Chidamoio in 2008 when we brought them from Mozambique to the University of Rochester to obtain their master’s degrees,” recalls Ben Ebenhack, AHEAD Board Chair and organizational founder. “Being able to turn to them to implement this project is a real blessing. We know it will be done right.”
Jetpro’s first donation of equipment made through AHEAD Energy consisted of six wind turbines that were installed at Chazon Children’s Center in Molo, Kenya. “We learned valuable lessons about how to import equipment into an African country,” recalls MJ Ebenhack. It should be easier and less costly this time around.”