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Schneider Electric’s contribution in Tanzania
4th Quarter 2017, News & events


The Kilimanjaro International Institute for Telecommunications, Electronics and Computers (KIITEC) officially opened its 30 kW solar power plant and solar laboratory in September in Tanzania. Launched by Her Excellency Malika Berak, French ambassador to Tanzania, the event bought together the partners that have supported KIITEC for many years. These are Schneider Electric East Africa, the Schneider Electric Foundation, ADEI, EDF Help and the Foundation for Technical Education (FTE). KIITEC is an international technical institution, founded in 2004 by French engineers, and has produced some of the most competent technicians in the country.

From l: Francis Brochon, FTE president; Her Excellency Malika Berak, French ambassador to Tanzania; Edouard Heripret, general manager, Schneider Electric East Africa; Micheal Ramser, VP strategic marketing and sponsorships; Jean Pierre Acquadro, ADEI president.
From l: Francis Brochon, FTE president; Her Excellency Malika Berak, French ambassador to Tanzania; Edouard Heripret, general manager, Schneider Electric East Africa; Micheal Ramser, VP strategic marketing and sponsorships; Jean Pierre Acquadro, ADEI president.

“At Schneider Electric, we are building sustainable communities through energy knowledge and leadership, thanks to the Schneider Electric Foundation,” said general manager of Schneider Electric East Africa, Edouard Heripret. “Its aim is to contribute to the development of people and societies through education, innovation, awareness-raising and vocational training related to energy.”

The institute is a pilot centre with the goal of transposing and exporting its model from Tanzania. It provides students with basic skills in telecommunications, electronics, information science, networks and industrial automation systems. To date, 700 young people have obtained their diploma, the National Technical Award, which is recognised by the local government, and all have found jobs in the industrial sector.

For more information contact Lebohang Thokoane, Schneider Electric SA, +27 (0)11 254 6400, lebohang.thokoane@schneider-electric.com, www.schneider-electric.com


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