Mikumi Solar Water Project in Tanzania – When I first read about Tanzania, Tanzania is considered one of the most impoverished counties in the world. As I walk around the local villages and experienced this truth, I suddenly realized that the people seemed full of life, curiosity and their happy smiles were genuine. We westerners build our values of life based on material but I feel we missed the true value of happiness in life. In Tanzania, I truly experienced what life is about, family, shelter, food on the table and clean water, making the rest only a dream but not necessary.
The Solar water team, NSCC and VETA's faculty and students, built a true piece of technical ingenuity. Although the well solar pump was defective on arrival, the team came together to provide sound recommendations to improve the design. It has been a privilege working with an outstanding group of individuals and it will be sad to loose contact with them, once our new careers start off.
Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology Student
NSCC Annapolis Valley Campus