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The Strongest Oak Foundation (TSO) is an Alberta-based, non-profit organization that supports disadvantaged African youth through internships and financial aide. Through our Solar Energy Program, we equip schools in remote African villages with clean (solar) power, giving local youth an opportunity to explore career opportunities in renewable energy through “green” internships.

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  • TSO is delivering a ground-breaking renewable-energy project in the village of Pâ (Burkina Faso, West Africa) called the Solar Village of the Future. In December 2018, we will complete installation of the Power Hub, a modular, solar-powered nanogrid (in a 20-foot shipping container),... Read more »

  • Another successful solar installation!

    Another successful solar installation, bringing light and electricity to a remote village in Burkina Faso. This video documents the successful installation at Kopoi School in June 2017 by La Source Nouvelle, Oak Intern Yacouba and Oak Leader Kinda. Congratulations everyone! Read more »

  • Check out our new promotional video for our Solar Energy Program. You will see the Heredougou School (Burkina Faso) solar project from start (installation) to finish (village celebration). Read more »

  • Many of our Oaks have come a long way since we first met them. In our third installment of "From the Classroom to the Workplace", we’d like to feature the success of Gertrude Nanyonga. Gertrude is a focused and determined young woman who recently completed her nursing... Read more »

  • New Solar Energy Program

    African youth learning to become solar energy technicians.

    Our latest initiative is a solar energy program. The program not only provides solar energy to schools in remote African villages, but it also gives Oak an opportunity to become solar energy technicians through our internship program. Read about the program at... Read more »