Solar power for Africa

AIDSfreeAFRICA will be supporting the development of an apartment building in Cameroon, West Africa. A volunteer is wanted who is knowledgeable in solar power to help plan and supervise the installation of this renewable energy source for the new building. The initial planning will be U.S.-based and can be done virtually in collaboration with our founder and president, Rolande Hodel. The volunteer may also choose to work with us in Cameroon once the initial plans are completed.

Type of help: To help plan and supervise the installation of the solar power
Languages spoken: English
What else ...: AIDSfreeAFRICA is a small non-profit based in the U.S. that supports the people of Cameroon. After supporting the building of local facilities to package bulk drugs, we are in the process of building a quality control laboratory in Cameroon to determine the efficacy and safety of imported and locally-produced medications. We send donated equipment for use in clinics, hospitals and science laboratories. Another project is the MalariaFreeZone, which promotes the use of old mosquito nets to cover windows and doors to reduce vulnerability to malaria-carrying mosquitoes while indoors. We also use state-of-the-art science to diagnose the different strains of malaria. Improving African's health is a crucial precondition to improving the local economies and lifting people out of poverty. Traditional models of "charity" do not suffice for a crisis of this scope. Rather, an intervention model that is self-sustainable and replicable is best. Today people generally consider food, shelter and education basic human rights. AIDSfreeAFRICA adds access to essential drugs to this list. We believe it is essential that developing countries have their own local pharmaceutical production facilities. Supported by AIDSfreeAFRICA, trained pharmacists and technicians have begun to package and distribute drugs to get them to doctors and hospital pharmacies where these drugs will be available to the patients who need them. A healthy population is needed to take advantage of Africa's natural resources and latent wealth to lift the continent out of poverty.
How many travelers can volunteer?: Unlimited
Accommodation suggestions: N/A
Hours expected: TBD
Availability: ASAP
Wish List: N/A
How would you like to volunteer?:
Virtual (you can do it from a computer, home or anywhere)
In Person (you'll go to a physical location)
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