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Phone: 740-376-4943
McDonough Center, Marietta College
215 Fifth Street

Ohio 45750

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Target demographics: Schools and medical facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds of children and adults.

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Geographic areas served: Sub-Saharan Africa

Programs: Energy improvements at Circle of Peace School (Makindye Uganda), Kagando Rural Development Center (Kasese, Uganda) Chazon Children's Center (Molo, Kenya), Arlington Academy of Hope (Bumwalukani, Uganda), The Hunger Project (Nabriye, Uganda)

The mission of AHEAD Energy is to assist schools and medical facilities in harnessing local energy resources to meet daily needs in an economically-sustainable, environmentally-conscientious manner. Our geographic focus is on Africa, the continent of greatest need. We envision a world in which universal access to energy as well as its wise stewardship enable all people to attain a high quality of life on a thriving planet.
200 children at Circle of Peace School in Uganda now have lights in the classroom thanks to the installation of a solar PV system.; Efficient cook stoves allow the school cooks to work in a smoke-free environment; 200 students at Chazon Childrens Center in Molo, Kenya can now water their gardens because a pump was installed.; This school has electricity thanks to the installation of wind turbines.; At Kagando Rural Development Center in Uganda, 600 primary school children now have access to hot water for bathing, laundry and cleaning.; At the Mother Care Home, hundreds of new mothers and their infants now have access to efficient cook stoves.... and the list goes on.

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Ever since the Circle of Peace School partnered with AHEAD Energy, I have been continuously impressed with their commitment and abilities to improve the poor environment of the school. In 2009 after her first visit to the school, MJ, the president of AHEAD, saw the needs of the school, and she made ... more »
My experience with AHEAD Energy was excellent! I was working with a partner in Uganda, doing work at both a rural development center and a primary school. As an undergraduate student studying civil engineering, I found the experience that I gained through my work in Uganda to be even more valuable ... more »
CHAZON Children Centre is a feeding and educational institution that serves orphans, former street children and destitute children from very poor backgrounds. The children are selected from Molo Community. Molo is about230 Km North-west of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. Molo has many such ... more »
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