Welcome to the website for the Gambia Solar Energy Project; an initiative within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering which is committed to providing sustainable light and energy solutions to rural schools and communities within The Gambia.
“Making a World of Difference...”
"The electricity is very important to us. Normally we use a candle at home. Now it is very easy to come here and study and pass exams."
Mamud Fana Lower Basic School
"Seeing young, aspiring engineers grow in confidence through their involvement in this project is really gratifying. From fundraising through to system design & installation; and the realisation of the impact that their efforts have on the local communities, underlines the benefits of this project to our own students as well as to the people of Gambia.
By engaging students in this genuinely life-changing opportunity, the Gambia Solar Project offers a rare insight into life in a developing country. This unique experience enhances the development of our students, both as individuals and engineers, whilst making a positive and lasting difference to the lives of others."
Dr. S. Strachan
Institute for Energy & Environment