Nexans Foundation: focus on the first three projects of the year

Following the 2015 call for projects, we signed our 3 first agreements with 3 associations: Lumière pour Tous ("Light for All"), Un Enfant par la Main, ("A Child by the Hand") and Codev Viet Phap. Brief overview of their project below.

Lumière pour Tous

This is the third agreement we sign with Lumière pour Tous, a small association based in Alsace (France) which electrifies every year a school of the Boromo area (Burkina Faso), halfway between Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso. This year the students of the high school of Mulhouse, aged 18 to 22 years will install lighting in the village school of Nano. They will also fit a solar terminal in the center of the village which will charge all types of batteries (phones, PCs, motorcycle, car etc.). Energy production will be provided by photovoltaic panels coupled and a small wind turbine. Nearly 350 people will benefit from this installation. From the beginning of September, students will prepare the necessary materials for a shipment in December and an installation during the school holidays in February 2016.

Un Enfant par la Main Also, a new project with Un Enfant par la Main, an organization that works for the education and improvement of living conditions of children and their families. The project in Mali is to provide electricity to a maternity ward in a remote village of Fadolia that cannot get connected to the power plants. The maternity ward is currently equipped with basic equipment: a solar panel of 20 amps that only generates power for 3 light bulbs, making deliveries at night difficult. The maternity does not even have a refrigerator for drugs and vaccines storage.In partnership with a local association, the project Un Enfant par la Main is to equip the maternity ward with 3 solar panels, which will both improve the care of pregnant women and new born babies.
Codev Viet Phap

Codev Viet Phap (CVP) is an association that supports the social, cultural and economic development in Vietnam and neighboring countries. CVP helps improve the living conditions of the poorest populations and give them access to water and electricity.
The project in Vietnam aims to conduct maintenance works necessary to enable 6 micro-hydroelectric plants (8 to 15 kW) to work. These plants were built by the association between 2005 and 2010 in isolated villages, to continue operating for another 5 to 10 years. This request was made by the CVP ethnic minority villages who use and maintain them.
CVP will choose a Vietnamese company to complete the work and will provide the necessary assistance to local technicians and districts to establish a maintenance plan to ensure the sustainability of these facilities that will benefit 1,800 people.