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 For a Just One world and Sustainable Development
Our most common sources of energy are finite resources which are becoming overused, and often have an adverse effect on the atmosphere, soil and water. Moreover, many rural communities lack or have insufficient electricity supply and see no solution to this problem in the near future. This inhibits the ability of health centers to stock drugs and to use certain equipment, it limits educational opportunities, and it stunts the growth of businesses. Unfortunately, the technology required for renewable energy is often expensive and difficult to obtain. 
Renewal Energy
Objective   To increase awareness about renewable energy and integrated systems and facilitate the provision of renewable energy to rural communities in order to improve livelihoods and address climate change. The Biofarm has wind turbines, a mini hydroelectricity plant, solar panels, and two forms of biodigester. Students at the Biofarm receive training on these energy sources. In addition, they attract interns and visiting students from across the country. Finally, schools and universities use the site as a location for field lectures, to improve the practical awareness of their students. SHUMAS is currently working to extend this technology beyond the Biofarm to other rural areas to improve livelihoods in these areas. Achievements  The Biofarm is currently the only location in Africa that has these four sources of renewable energy together in one place: wind turbines, solar panels, hydroelectricity, and biogas. In addition to supplying the Biofarm, these energy sources supply power to nearby health centres, schools, community centres, and religious centres. It act as practical centre for many schools and university where students are able to see in practice how renewable energy forms work.  Challenges  Many renewable energy sources are expensive, making it difficult to expand the program. Ways Forward A SHUMAS staff who attended training on handmade solar panels will share this knowledge in capacity- building sessions with young people, farmers, and technicians. SHUMAS will begin to train community representatives on renewable energy installation and maintenance, and then assist them in obtaining these technologies.