The EDF Group Foundation is committed to serving the general interest, with a single purpose: to build a fairer and more humane society.
By supporting nature-based solutions that contribute to the preservation of local biodiversity and environmental education initiatives.
By supporting projects that work towards equal opportunities: Projects that improve access to education in rural areas through access to energy. Actions to develop technical education in the energy sector, which generates employment.
Supporting energy access projects that provide access to essential goods and accelerate local economic development.
Between 2014 and 2022, in Ivory Coast
215M CFA francs of support
EDF Group Foundation projects in Ivory Coast
Photovoltaic training for CAP (Professional Aptitude Certificate) electricity teachers and their students
The Seeds of Hope program of the IECD (European Institute for Cooperation and Development) aims to improve employability and promote the socio-professional integration of young people in promising sectors. Since 2019, the EDF Group Foundation has been supporting the program to add a module on photovoltaics to the curriculum in order to give these young people additional skills.
Volunteers who are EDF group employees led, between 2019 and 2022, 6 training sessions on solar, to first train teachers (including those from IPNETP) before co-hosting together the first sessions for 3rd year students of the 4 training centers supported by the IECD. Each center benefited from the installation of 2 mini solar power plants for the students to manipulate and experiment with.
Solar electrification of Dedia school
The support of the EDF Group Foundation for the Drôme Afrique Association made it possible to bring solar electricity to the Dédia school (338 students) in March 2023. This will allow the school to:
- put in place additional classes to support students from Grade 3 to improve exam success rates
- ensure lessons after 4 p.m. when it’s a cloudy day
- offer literacy classes for women (from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
- provide access to laptops for the teaching team
- improve the living conditions of teachers through access to electricity in their homes and thus increase their loyalty.
Photovoltaics for the Claire Amitié training center in Bouaké
Claire Amitié Bouaké has set up three modules in the fields of hairdressing-esthetics, cutting-sewing and baking, which allow young women to acquire, in three years, the Professional Aptitude Certificate. These young girls, aged 15 to 30, come from particularly disadvantaged backgrounds and have often been out of school. Unfortunately, frequent power cuts penalize the activity and do not allow normal operation.
The support of the EDF Group Foundation will therefore allow continuous electricity generation through solar energy. The installation will be completed in 2023.