Renew believes that local skills development is critical in ensuring sustainable outcomes. Graciano Gusmao, who features in the video, was one of the CCC staff trained by Renew in 2006 and is now the assistant director of the CCC. Graciano still provides support for Renew’s solar projects.
The video then shows the reinvigoration of our partnership with the CCC and Friends of Suai Covalima. In 2017, we worked together to implement the Village Lighting Scheme for the fishing village of Laen Tolu. Most of the footage in the video of our household solar installations was taken in this village where 230 people benefited from the installation of solar lighting.
The video also shows the installation of a solar system at the Macautar Maternity Clinic – also located in Covalima.
In 2018, the partnership continued and a further 220 people benefited from solar household installations in a village called Halik Nain in the Fatumea subdistrict of Covalima.
While installing this project, Renew received a polite petition from the neighbouring village called Nanu to be considered for solar power. Renew is currently attempting to raise money for this project to benefit an additional 260 people. If you want to support this project please follow the links at the bottom of this page
Local partnerships are critical in achieving long term sustainable outcomes. We are proud of our partnership with the Friends of Suai/Covalima and the Centro Communidade Covalima.