Suka Wind and Solar Energy Limited, leading experts in solar energy and environmental management, has donated a number of solar lanterns to Sung Bi’ela Foundation Ghana, a non-profit charity organisation, to power the homes of off-grid deprived communities and needy individuals.
The Chief Executive of Suka Wind and Solar Energy Limited, Alhaji Suka Abdul-Wahab Raaj, on Tuesday handed over the lamps to the founder of Sung Bi’ela Foundation, HajiaZenabuAwinbeSalifu,in Accra as part its corporate social responsibility to society.
Hajia Salifu expressed gratitude to Suka for supporting the organisation to reach out to deprived communities without power, to improve their well-being.
She said it would be used to support communities in the Binduri District in the Upper East Region promote the businesses of women who engage in petty trading at night and also help children in homes without electricity to study and improve education outcomes.
With an extensive network of partners in the industry to support his passion to improve communities through access to sustainable energy, Suka also promotes the involvement of women in renewable energy.
It has established Power Sister Programme to train young female graduates to design, install, service and maintain renewable energy installations in the country.
Hajia Salifu, a Human Resource practitioner of local and global certification, is the queen mother of Kusasi residents in Accra. As a philanthropist, she founded the Sung Bi’ela Foundation with a vision to become a leading foundation in transforming lives through empowering less privileged(widows, orphans, persons with disabilities) and deprived communities to reach their full potentials and become self-dependent.
Sung Bi’ela means “little help” in Kusaal spoken by people of Bawku in the Upper East Region.
The foundation’s flagship project is the Founder’s Women in Focus Livelihood Farming for 45 women who are engaged in soya bean cultivation in the Upper East Region.
Sung Bi’ela has, among others, supported students of the Wa School for the Blind with clothes, sanitary pads and drinking cups, provided teaching and learning materials to selected deprived schools in Binduri and Bawku Central, provided laptops to two visually-impaired students of the University of Ghana and assisted a student who crawls three kilometres to school at Zebila, with a wheel chair.
By Salifu Abdul-Rahaman