A volunteer will leave WindAid
having made a lasting impact.
The projects we undertake
with our volunteers continue for a long time after the wind turbine is
installed and handed over to the recipient.
A wind turbine given to a
school or community centre can power lights and computers to benefit
the education of children and adults. Alternatively it could be used to
power a number of homes, allowing people to work safely in the night or
children to continue their homework.
We are educating the
public about the power of green technology, and the immediate and
long-term benefits of clean and renewable energy. We are also
developing future leaders in their local communities to be aware of
alternative energy sources, and the economic benefits they provide. We
are encouraging micro-enterprises to be high on the list of installations,
helping to provide work and jobs in remote communities. It is our
belief that creating sustainable jobs in new green industries will give
people the power to feed and educate their children.
The recipient community is
involved in the WindAid project right from the start, as we
believe that this is the best way to encourage participation and ensure
the wind turbines continue to provide for the recipients long after the
volunteers have left.
To see who WindAid has helped so far and the impact that has had please visit our WindAid Projects page.