Every day, 120 young women arrive at the centre, located in Tunjeren, a city on the west coast. Inside, they receive basic, occupational and cross-cutting education, including training on cosmetology, nursing, electricity and solar installation, filmmaking and computer training.
Yet, it wasn't always like that.
In 2012, the centre only had one computer and a fuel generator to supply energy for all its activities.
”We had 15 students in front of one screen. One day the computer blew up because of voltage problems and we realized we needed to change,” recalls Malang Sambou, founder of M’bolo, the non-governmental organization behind the Fandema centre.
Today, Fandema has 80 solar panels and a wind turbine operating at full power. It is self-sufficient in terms of power supply and it is inspiring an entire community.