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The Strongest Oak Foundation (TSO) is an international non-profit organization that equips remote African villages with solar power to increase their economic prosperity and educational opportunities. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, TSO has helped youth (our “Oaks”) achieve life-changing personal, educational or professional goals, with the ultimate goal of them becoming financially self-sustaining. As part of our solar power initiative, we support internships in renewable energy to disadvantaged African youth.


Please help secure the future of our Strongest Oaks and Solar Energy Program.

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The Strongest Oak Foundation is a registered Canadian charity.
(charitable registration number 83913 8708 RR0001)

The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.

— Napoleon Hill

Poverty reduction for African women and communities through clean energy

TSO is developing a groundbreaking renewable-energy project in Burkina Faso, West Africa called the Solar Village of the Future. We are currently launching a modular, solar-powered nanogrid (the “Power Hub”) installation in the village of Pâ, providing affordable and reliable electricity to villagers so they can pursue economic opportunities. The ultimate goal of the project demonstrates that clean energy can be used as a means to poverty reduction.

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