Relief supplies are repeatedly sent from Nuremberg Airport, for example during the pandemic, since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine or after the devastating earthquake in Turkey. Now a delegation from the city of Nuremberg transported an important component for the solar power generation of a school to Togo, Africa.
Since 2018, Nuremberg has had a project partnership with the two Togolese cities of Sokodé and Aného. As part of this, Stephanie Wimmer from the Office for International Relations flew from Nuremberg via Paris to Togo with an inverter in her luggage for almost two weeks. The expert delegation also included Nuremberg's climate protection officer Wolfgang Müller and the chairmen of two associations of the Togolese diaspora in Nuremberg, which support the project partnership.
Specifically, it is about supplying electricity to a vocational school founded in 1923 with German help. The students are between 15 and 16 years old and complete their high school diploma or training, for example as a bricklayer, mechanic or electrician. Since 2018, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) has been financing the development of a dual training system like in Germany.
With the support of the Bavarian State Chancellery, the city of Nuremberg had already installed several photovoltaic systems in the two cities, including the system at the vocational school. However, this was damaged by a lightning strike, so the inverter had to be replaced.
Nuremberg Airport helped with the formalities for transporting the technical equipment and wished the relief operation all the best.