Kopoï is a remote village of around 3,000 people in a remote part of Burkina Faso, West Africa. The Kopoï School Project was successfully completed, bringing light and electricity to the village of Kopoï in Western Burkina Faso.

Modeled on the Heredougou project, the project began in March of 2017 and was quickly completed in June 2017 by La Source Nouvelle, Oak Intern Yacouba (La Source Nouvelle extended his internship) and Oak Leader Seydou Kinda. Eighty solar lanterns were purchased and available for distribution to the students when they commenced their school semester in the Fall of 2017. Storage lockers were also purchased to securely house the lanterns.

Two Burkinabe youth (KINDA Razak and TEGUERA Abdoulaye) were selected by Kopoï village for six-month “green” internships, where they will be working for La Source Nouvelle, starting in the fall of 2017.

At the end of September 2017, two TSO Board Members, Stace Wills and Dan Rickard, made a site visit to inspect the installation, gather learnings from the project, and participate in a ceremony to commemorate the successful installation.

Please view our Kopoï Solar Project video, documenting the installation.

This project was made possible by the generosity of Alberta donors, including Pengrowth Energy Corporation, The Rotary Club of Calgary South, The Rotary Club of Calgary West, The Rotary Club of Calgary Sarcee and individual donors to The Strongest Oak Foundation.