our Energy program

We provide students with high-interest learning connected to real-world experiences and careers in energy and the environment.

Funzeleo’s energy program is an experiential, activity-based curriculum that strengthens students’ understanding of their physical world, climate change, and the environmental, including natural resources and career opportunities available.

Why invest in energy education in Africa?


Africa accounted for 40% of new discoveries of natural gas between 2011 and 2018; yet, Africa’s natural gas accounts for only 5% of the energy supply in the world.


Sub-Saharan Africa is the only world region that will see an increase in the number of households without electricity by 2030.


Though rich with solar resources, Africa’s solar power accounts for less than 1% of the global supply. There is hope for expanded energy supply to come from wind and geothermal to supplement the widely used hydroelectric resources. And 92% of Africa’s hydropower generation is untapped.


In 2023, Africa will surpass India and China as the most populous region in the world and by 2040, 50% of children born in the world will be African. Such a high rate of population growth has implications on energy consumption, environmental sustainability, and economic development.

How our energy program works

Student Program

With our energy program, students are able to improve their reading and math skills, while building a stronger vocabulary in science, increase interest in pursuing science, engineering and math careers and strengthen their communication and interpersonal skills. Our program includes:

  • Teacher-led activities about energy, its different sources, types, and uses
  • Hands-on activities to improve math and science skills and expand vocabulary
  • Case studies to develop problem-solving techniques
  • Adult role models to reinforce classroom learning while exposing students to career opportunities in the private sector
  • Team-driven capstone project to promote collaboration and interpersonal relations

Teacher Training

Our teacher’s guide helps educators integrate math, science, and reading into their teaching plans as stipulated by the Ministry of Education and contains the following special features:

  • PowerPoint presentations to introduce different types of energy and the activities for each topic
  • Innovative approaches to present science and math in ways that are fun, exciting, and meaningful to the students
  • Increased awareness about career opportunities in the energy industry
  • Opportunities for parental involvement in student learning and career choices

Join us in transforming education​

We need financial support to further our efforts.