Skills transfer is crucial to the emergence of local operators and ensures the sustainability of the installations.
Training is one of the keys to the sustainability of projects. Without skills transfer, upkeep and maintenance of the power generation and water installations cannot be guaranteed.
Before the project starts, the project team in charge identifies, with the help of the community, who will be trained in caring for and maintaining the installations. These are often technicians who have some basic electrical knowledge.
Wherever possible, we carry out the work with local electricians. We train them in photovoltaic energy, allowing them to diversify their knowledge.
The implementation of access to electricity or water facilities can also take place as on the job training. We then supervise a team of young apprentice electricians and perform the work together. At the end, students receive an Electriciens sans frontières certificate that confirms their participation in the project.
As in our development projects, we take time in emergencies to train our local partners in the use and maintenance of the equipment at their disposal. In the Philippines, the arrival of our teams in a new town began systematically by meeting the village “captain” to identify, together with villagers, the points that would be supplied with electricity by us and those that would be the responsibility of the community. A team of volunteers was designated to participate in the work and people were identified to be trained in the management and maintenance of the equipment.
The construction of an electrical installation in a village is accompanied by an information meeting with residents to ensure their safety and to ensure efficient and economical use of the facilities.
Despite the definition of electrification plans by the Togolese government, the priorities were clearly directed towards Lomé, the capital, and the region of Seva was not involved in any programme, in either the medium or the long term. The association "Togo19" in the department of Corrèze asked Electriciens sans frontières to intervene in the village of Wonougba-Séva to electrify the school and the dispensary in this area where about 2,500 people live.Voir le projet