When we first came up with the concept for Project Liadlaw, the sole mission was to electrify off-grid public schools with rooftop solar and educate the local communities in the installation, repair and maintenance of the equipment to ensure the prolonged use of our donations. However, when doing our research we realised that a lack of skills and knowledge was not just limited to far-off locations but nation-wide.
We worked hard with DepEd and TESDA to create a curriculum that incorporates solar technology into the existing Electronic Installation and Maintenance Technical Vocation course in the Senior High School system and decided to bring this curriculum home to Metro Cebu.
Our selection of Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School was an easy one. They were last year’s winners for best governance in RAFI’s SEED Awards, so we knew that they had the skills and the will to make the most out of our donation.
Last week, three of their teachers completed their NC2 certification through a course we sponsored so that they could implement the new curriculum. This week, we handed over our donation of over P1million in equipment so that they have the tools necessary to build the skills of tomorrow’s workers. With ET-Vivant’s policy of hiring local installers for our rooftop solar projects, we look forward to hiring future graduates.