Thanks to the generosity of many friends and supporters, we have fully-funded the Solar Women Warriors Scholarship! With these funds, Trees, Water & People (TWP) will provide a $1,000 scholarship to a Native American woman interested in becoming a renewable energy leader in her community. The scholarship will pay for a 10-day training session at the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center (RCREC) located on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. This intensive workshop provides tribal members with Solar Technician I certification, allowing them to return to their reservations equipped with the expertise to begin assembling and installing solar heating systems within their own communities.
Training sessions at RCREC are led by Henry Red Cloud, owner of Lakota Solar Enterprises (LSE), and his experienced staff. Henry teaches the step-by-step process of assembling solar air heating systems and offers hands-on practice installing the systems on tribal family homes. Funds raised will pay for lodging at the RCREC dormitory, food, training, and certification.
Thank you again for your generous donations; together we are working to change the tribal energy approach!