Villages soon to be connected!

The “Villages” has lots of news! We have just signed a partnership agreement with Energy Assistance France to bring electricity to three villages. This move will improve living conditions for schoolchildren as well as residents who use the healthcare centre.

 

School of Bonepoupa
Health centre of Bonepoupa

 

For several years now, we have been working on building a water point, a school and a healthcare centre in remote villages. These 70 villages are distributed across nine African countries and are already serving over 250,000 people. In addition to this construction work, we are also seeking to further improve these infrastructures to ensure that they provide the best possible service to local residents.

Signing of the agreement by Marie-France Roy, Vice President of EAF and Brigitte Audy, Secretary General of the Orange Foundation

That is why, following the establishment of the partnership with SUEZ fund, which focused on initiatives aimed at improving access to water, we have now approached Energy Assistance France to bring electricity to 3 villages: Dabiss in Guinea, Bonépoupa in Cameroon and Vakoa in the south of Madagascar.
Energy Assistance France is a non-profit organisation, in accordance with the 1901 French Law on Associations. It brings together active or retired employees of the ENGIE Group to carry out energy supply projects to serve the most disadvantaged populations.

Energy Assistance France, which benefits from the professional experience of its members and is supported by the ENGIE foundation, intervenes on all continents in places where the lack of power infrastructures has a serious impact on everyday life, particularly in the areas of healthcare and education.
We are partnering with the Energy Assistance France team by providing them with all the technical information required to understand and evaluate the material needs to successfully bring electricity to the school and the healthcare centre (plans, photos, dimensions of the areas which need lighting, etc.).

Energy Assistance France will provide financial and logistical support to bring electricity to the schools and healthcare centres. It will also provide qualified personnel on-site to complete the installation work. The supply will be based on a photovoltaic system.

Finally, it will train the people responsible for maintenance of the installations and teach beneficiaries and users how to properly use the installations.

Work will begin in the village of Vakoa in May. Installations for Dabiss and Bonépoupa are planned for early autumn.

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