Mikui Solar Water Project in Tanzania – The Mikumi Solar Water Project was truly a once in a lifetime experience that I am grateful that NSCC offered the opportunity to me. Along with the hands on work experience that it has provided to me it has also giving me friendship alongside my fellow project workers, great memories from the scenery of Tanzania, and the interaction between the locals in the VETA Mikumi community. As of this point in time the work for the water aeration system still continues. However, our group is closely encountering our departure so we are making the final adjustments to the system that we have created.
What stood out to me most during the experience in Tanzania was the large interest that the students in the VETA Mikumi showed towards the work that we had for the completion of the project. Each day during the week when our group would finish breakfast and head out to start the work day, we were always welcomed by large groups of students waiting in the area to see what we would be working on throughout the day.
During the first couple days that the project had commenced, I spent most of the day troubleshooting the well pump that was placed the year previous. And each time I went to work on the pump I could barely move due to the large crowd of students that had surrounded me and were asking what I was exactly doing. Although it did eventually get overwhelming due to the lack of space for myself and the constant questions, it was overall great due to I was still completing work for the project and was also providing knowledge to the students.
At this time I would like to thank NSCC for giving me the opportunity for this experience, as well as thank the VETA Mikumi community for the hospitality and friendly welcoming every morning and throughout our groups stay.
Electronic Engineering Technology Student
NSCC Waterfront Campus