Green Tech Girls is hosting a 5 – Day summer boot camp (5 – 9 August, 2019) for secondary school girls nominated from public schools in rural and peri – urban communities across Ibadan Oyo State, Nigeria.
The aim is to build 200 girls to be green energy advocates, climate ambassadors, bold and confident to be change makers in their communities and beyond. The summer camp is free for the participating girls.
Green Tech Girls is founded by Damilola Asaleye, a female renewable energy expert with over 12 years professional experience in the technical industry and co founder of Ashdam Solar. Green Tech Girls is an offspring of Ashdam Solar Initiative with a mission to bridge the gender knowledge and skills gap in the technology industry through providing the capacity building for girls/ women to excel in the technical industry especially in the area of green and renewable energy resources.
The 2019 Green Tech Girls summer bootcamp is focused on girls from low income families and rural communities, girls who do not have access or funds to build their capacities
Venue: St Anne’s Girls School, Molete Ibadan
Date: 5 – 9 August, 2019
To register: Contact 09065724265 or 08034284936
Green Tech Girls Summer bootcamp objectives The objectives of the Green Tech Girls summer bootcamp are as follows:
To sow the seed of technical career paths in young/teenage girls.
To mentor the participating girls to see that girls and women can be technically oriented and still be functional in the primary and nuclear families.
To create the much needed agents that will close the gender gap in the next 5 – 10 years.
To build bold and confident girls that will have the love of the environment and be advocates of clean energy in their respective communities.
To reduce energy poverty especially in rural communities.
To create awareness on causes, impacts and mitigation of climate change.
To instill entrepreneurial skills in young/teenage girls through the use of available materials around them tagged or discarded as wastes.
Introduction to Green Energy Sources
Climate Change; its causes, impacts and solutions and advocacy
Introduction to Basic Solar Electricity.
Introduction to Energy Management and Energy Efficiency
Introduction to clean cooking
Installation Tools and Safety Basics
Solar Photovoltaic System Components
Evaluation and Assessment
Team Building and Entrepreneurial Classes
Girls Menstrual Health, Hygiene and Health Talks
Assembling of solar panels
Building of Solar Oven
Creation of decorative antics with plastic wastes
Impacts of plastic wastes
The green tech girls summer camp 2019 is going be day camp (girls will not be boarded).
Pictures from previous summer camp (named Ashdam solar 4 girls camps)
Solar Energy Training with international standards
This Intensive Solar Energy training will teach participants how solar photovoltaic systems and backup (inverter) systems work, how they are designed, and how systems are installed. The program will cover the fundamentals of PV, such as how voltage, current, power and energy interrelate. The program provide detailed knowledge about the components required for successful installations (inverter, solar panel, charge controllers, batteries, etc.) and how to appropriately calculate and customize the components. The program also covers energy audit and energy efficiency implementation techniques. The program covers installation safety practices, system maintenance, and solar entrepreneurship.
This course program is designed for those who intend to pursue a professional career in solar PV system design and installation such as solar installers, contractors, project managers, engineers, electricians, quality inspectors, technical support crew and customer service professionals in the solar energy industry. The course is also ideal for everyone who as a result of already working in this field needs to deepen knowledge about the theory and practical aspects of PV system installations. It is also perfect for complete beginners with zero solar experience. The course therefore unites participants from a wide range of personal backgrounds, such as students, NYSC corp members, electricians, engineers, energy professionals, architects, contractors, project developers, salespeople and anyone who has interest in renewable energy and wants to have good understanding of solar photovoltaic systems and installation.
Acquire knowledge on solar electrification, backup systems, and inverters. From energy auditing to energy management/efficiency, system design, applications and implementations. Practicals and Theoretical sessions all inclusive Ashdam Solar Academy Training is very interactive. We use our 11 years of experience to guide you in the solar energy industry.
Our training curriculum focus on international design and installation standards in relation in excelling in Nigerian solar energy industry. Course content is as follows; • Introduction to renewable energy and solar energy technology • Climate Change and its impacts • Introduction to basic electricity and terminologies • Introduction to Series and Parallel Connections • Introduction to Energy Efficiency, Energy Management and Energy Auditing • Installation tools and usage • Safety Basics • Types of Solar PV systems and applications • Solar PV system components and identification • Solar Panel sizing • Inverter sizing • Battery sizing • Solar charge controller sizing • Cable sizing • Introduction to Solar system and backup installation • Preparations required for site installation • Inverter installation and electrical load isolation • Customizing solar systems • Solar installation and electrical safety and system protective measures • Hands on roof installation • Troubleshooting and maintenance of inverter and solar systems • Mapping your future in renewable energy industry • Entrepreneurship Training • Customer relationship training • Marketing strategy • Practical sessions
Participants join our Facebook Alumni Closed Group for on going support after the training
The training fee covers the following; -Training presentations and Solar Manual (soft copies) -Certificate of participation -Daily Refreshments
Learn how to design, install and sell solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Contact 08034284936 for more details. Training Date: 5 – 9 October, 2020
Time: 10am to 4pm Daily
Venue: Ashdam Solar Academy, S7/588B,Behind Real Food and Wine, Lagos Road, Challenge Ibadan, Oyo State