CREATE! Executive Director, Barry Wheeler, was present for the recent installation of a 20 foot pole for the new solar pumping system that the CREATE! Senegalese Field Team is in the process of installing in the community of Fass Kane.

CREATE! Founder and Executive Director, Barry Wheeler, talks with the CREATE! Field Team about material preparation for installing the solar pumping system.

CREATE! Founder and Executive Director, Barry Wheeler, talks with the CREATE! Field Team about material preparation for installing the solar pumping system.

 

As the Field Team installed and securely set the pole that will soon hold solar panels that will provide power to pump water from the nearby well, Barry congratulated the team on a job well done and expressed his deep appreciation for how much they have grown in their technical capacity since beginning their work with CREATE!.

CREATE! Field Assistant, Abdou Ba, uses a level to verify that the 20-foot pole is straight.

CREATE! Field Assistant, Abdou Ba, uses a level to verify that the 20-foot pole is straight.

 

Providing the necessary technical training to our Senegalese Field Team is founded on CREATE!’s philosophy of sustainability and is a key element of our program.

Building the capacity of our Senegalese Field Team sets CREATE! apart from other organizations who tend to rely on North American or European staff to complete tasks that require skilled technical expertise.

As Founder and Executive Director of CREATE!, Barry was thrilled to observe first-hand the fruits of his philosophy of capacity building and sustainability as he watched our Field Team skillfully install the pole for the solar panels without any guidance from him.

Barry congratulates the Field Team on a job well done!  Pictured from left to right:  Moussa Ndiaye, Abdou Ba, Barry, Omar Seck, Codou Gadji, Macky Ndour, and Oumar Ka.

Barry congratulates the Field Team on a job well done! Pictured from left to right: Moussa Ndiaye, Abdou Ba, Barry, Omar Seck, Codou Gadji, Macky Ndour, and Oumar Ka.

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