The Ministry of Youth and Civic Education in Cameroon plans to train 450 young people in the use of solar photovoltaic energy. The two-week training course aims to provide learners with tools that will enable them to create businesses to offer energy solutions to the population.
The objective of this course is to equip a group of young people to find solutions to energy problems in their respective localities. The organizers hope that at the end of the training, the winners will be able to set up local photovoltaic solar energy production companies.
The competition will take place on February 23 in 15 centers across the country. These include Yaoundé, Douala, Dschang, Bamenda, Ebolowa, Ngaoundéré, Bertoua, Garoua, Buéa, etc.
Cameroonian youths can sign up for the course, which is open to anyone ages 15 to 35 years old and holding at least a first cycle certificate (BEPC in Cameroon), or other equivalent diploma. Candidates must provide the following documents:
– A completed registration form to be collected from the Multifunctional Youth Promotion Centres;
– An uncertified photocopy of the valid ID card;
– An uncertified copy of the required diploma or its equivalent.
The competition is organized by New Generation Technologie, in partnership with the Cameroonian Ministry of Youth and Civic Education (Minjec). The training will last two weeks at a cost of 240,000 CFA francs and will be partially financed by the Minjec. The other half will be paid by the trainee. However, arrangements will be made to follow learners for one year.