Sendea Uganda and DonBosco launch training programme for solar freelancers in Uganda

In Uganda, many solar installations are carried out by freelancers who often have little knowledge about solar technology. The new freelancer programme by Sendea and DonBosco aims to change this. For this purpose, a two-week basic training course is offered specifically for freelancers as part of the Sendea Academy.

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New dates for solar training courses published

Sendea Academy, a department of Sendea Uganda, has been successfully offering training courses in solar technology since 2018. These courses aime to reduce the skills gap in the solar industry in Uganda. Therefore the biggest number of participants are either employed by local solar companies or they are self employed (commonly known as free lancers).

Sendea Academy offers four more courses in 2021, the dates of which have now been fixed.


Sendea Academy has successfully completed two professional trainings

January 2021, In December 2020, Sendea Academy (Kampala) successfully completed two trainings for the solar industry:

  • Solar technology

  • Procurement

Sendea Academy is a brand and company agnostic training facility in Uganda, established by Sendea UG, answering their practical needs with innovative approach (dual training concept).


Sendea welcomes two new members

November 2020, Two the new members of Sendea are:

  • Solarfirst Uganda Ltd., an integrated renewable energy technology company selling, financing and installing Solar Home Systems and a host of other renewable energy technologies in Uganda.

  • Sunny Money Uganda, a locally owned female-led social enterprise dealing in last mile distribution of solar lights.


Sendea gets support from GIZ and Stiftung Solarenergie

October 2020, The long-term project has three objectives that can benefit not only Sendea but also the entire solar industry in Uganda:

  • Establishment of the Sendea Academy

  • Intensifying the peer-to-peer exchange between member CEOs

  • Promoting the business activities of the member companies

  • Expansion of the cooperative to include new members


Sendea electrifies 35 health stations in Uganda - Sun-Connect East Africa News

August 2020, Sendea has equipped a total of 35 health stations with a basic solar supply in recent weeks. These are public and private health stations in the regions of Western, South West, Eastern, Northern and Central and more than 1 Million people were impacted.