Schoolhouse Solar Ghana

Prospective Students

All majors are welcome, but we are specifically looking for Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering students, as well as students interested in renewable energy (more specifically solar energy) implementation.

Mission Statement

This project is a partnership with the Godfreds Foundation in Ghana.  The Godfreds Foundation's mission is to build a low cost, sustainable, private school in rural Ghana to improve access to education for children. Having completed classrooms from Nursery level to third grade, the foundation is currently planning to build more classrooms for fourth and fifth grades. The Global TIES team aims to promote adaptation of renewable energy in the community through implementation of solar energy projects at the school. 

Current Status of the Project

This is a new project starting in Spring 2018, so no prior progress has been made. 

Goals

The goals for the project are to come up with a few solar energy related solutions for the needs of the schoolhouse and the teachers in Ghana. 

Partner NGO

The team is partnering with the Godfreds Foundation in Ghana. The mission of the Foundation is to to build and operate a low cost, sustainable, private school which promotes a positive learning environment using innovative teaching methods, while maintaining local traditions and following mandated curriculum.

The Godfreds Foundation is currently building more space for fourth and fifth grade classrooms. 

Team Members

This is a new project starting in Spring 2018!

Faculty Advisor

  • Dr. Mandy Bratton

Undergraduate Advisor

  • Ishan Timalsina