Sendea Academy supports young women to acquire technical skills, get jobs

Patricia Namuddu, 26, has diversified her skills beyond her diploma in Electrical Engineering from Kyambogo University to a certified Solar PV installation technician.

This, she says, will not have been possible without the support of Sendea Academy.

Sendea Academy has over the past four years intensified provision of short skills and oriented training in solar technology, aimed at meeting quality assurance in the access and installation accessories for the low income communities across the country.

“I trained under the Sendea Academy program at Nakawa Vocational Training Institute, to do solar installation, standalone home solar PV installation. This has enabled me acquire skills for my own benefit, including how solar batteries are installed, fitted, sized as well as the solar input data control,” Namuddu said.

She said since she completed in 2021, she had installed 21 solar sites across the country in Saum, Lwakaka, Vura, Kasensero, kitagati and Ntoro ko among others.

She is currently working at Mung Engineering Solutions, a firm in the suburb of Kyanja, in Wakiso district.


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