Jeroen Bomers started teaching22 students at Mikolongwe DAPP Vocational School in Chiradzulu how to build small scale wind turbines. They plan to build a 3 m diameter Hugh Piggott version. The course will be given in the coming two months as a pilot project. After this period hopefully building wind turbines will be part of daily life at Mikolongwe.
The first wind turbine manufactured by the students is going to be placed at Chiuta Entrepreneurial Training Village in Luchenza. This is a village where orphans from the Luchenza orphanage will be living after their secondary school. They will be given technical and entrepeneurial training so they can start their own small businesses. The DAPP technical school from Mikolongwe will help them with that. The plans are to set up a training program in which we can teach these young Malawians to set up profitable businesses making wind energy.