"The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun."
— Napoleon Hill
The Strongest Oak (TSO) Foundation is an international non-profit organization that equips remote African villages with solar power and provides mentorship, internship opportunities, and financial support to disadvantaged African youth who have endured extreme adversity, such as war trauma or acute poverty. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, TSO helps these youth (our “Oaks”) achieve life-changing personal, educational or professional goals, with the ultimate goal of them becoming financially self-sustaining.
The Challenges: TSO targets two key challenges: scarce access to electricity in Africa’s remote areas and too few career opportunities for its growing youth population.
Our Mission: TSO's mission is to help remote African schools and communities achieve long-term, sustainable development, and facilitate exciting career opportunities in clean energy for rural youth.
Our Program: Program TSO's program addresses the challenges by providing solar electricity to off-grid villages and “green” internships to promising youth.
To learn more about us, please visit our website and follow us on Facebook. We also invite you to read and subscribe to our newsletter.
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