Solar Queen Technical Training Scholarship for Women

Building women technical capacities in the renewable energy industry

Significant gaps exist in the participation of women and men in the renewable energy industry and in the access of women and men to technological knowledge base. There is a general and societal belief about girls/women not being technically inclined thereby narrowing female careers to specific job roles which results to lower income, low self esteem, depression, stress, lack of economic growth and much more. 

The overall objectives of the solar queen technical training scholarship is to provide opportunities for women to develop skills and capacities that will allow tham reach their maximum potentials in the renewable energy industry. Specific objectives are;

  • Prepare women for technical roles in the renewable energy industry such as solar installers and field engineers.
  • Bridge the gender gap in the renewable energy industry by building workforce of competent women..
  • Mentor women to be employment ready and to drive solutions in the industry as solar installers or entrepreneurs.
  • Enable companies and organizations to access pool of trained and certified women installers that they can utilize to balance their workforce gender divide.
Eligibility Criteria
Must be between 18 to 45 years of age
Must be a woman
Have passion for renewable energy

Motivated to contribute to universal energy access
Able to finance the remaining 50% of the course fee (N25,000)
Be able to sponsor her living expense during the 5-day training duration  
This program is developed and sponsored by Ashdam Solar Co. Ltd. (www.ashdamsolar.com) in collaboration with Girls and Women Technological Empowerment Organisation – GWTEO (www.gwteo.org). The course is implemented using Ashdam Solar Academy Solar PV Design and Installation course curriculum.  
As Covid-19 preventive measures,
Use of face mask, social distancing, frequent washing of hands and use of sanitizers will be mandated during the training. Participants without face mask ON will not be admitted into the premises of the training facility.
Course Duration

5-day in person
10am to 4pm daily
Application now closed for the August 2020 Cohort
 
Selected candidates will be contacted on or before 8
th August, 2020
Training Date
 
17 – 21 August, 2020
For details on training content please consult the programme brochure for comprehensive course overview.
Training venue
 
Ashdam Solar Academy, S7/588, Behind Real Food and Wine, Lagos Road, Challenge, Ibadan, Oyo State
Costs
 
·        50% Course fees are covered by the scholarship (25,000)
·        Travel cost to training location and accommodation not included
·        Average hotel accommodation cost is N5,000 per night. While preferences may reduce or increase the hotel cost.

Few pictures from past events


Green Tech Girls Summer Bootcamp 2019

Green Tech Girls

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

Fee: FREE

To register: Contact 09065724265 or 08034284936

Email: greentechgirlsng@gmail.com

Green Tech Girls Summer bootcamp objectives
The objectives of the Green Tech Girls summer bootcamp are as follows:

  1. To sow the seed of technical career paths in young/teenage girls.
  2. 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.
  3. To create the much needed agents that will close the gender gap in the next 5
    – 10 years.
  4. To build bold and confident girls that will have the love of the environment
    and be advocates of clean energy in their respective communities.
  5. To reduce energy poverty especially in rural communities.
  6. To create awareness on causes, impacts and mitigation of climate change.
  7. To instill entrepreneurial skills in young/teenage girls through the use of
    available materials around them tagged or discarded as wastes
    .

Camp Activities

  • 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)