in Lenatuan village on Tanna Island located Jimmy Lume a graduate of the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) enjoys working with communities at the southern end of the Vanuatu archipelago, to help improve their lives and raise standards of living.
Jimmy has played a significant role in several development projects for his community. He has helped establish sustainable energy systems like the water sanitation project to ensure the availability of clean water and the affordable solar power system units for rural people. He has also been raising awareness across these communities, on climate change and gender issues. Jimmy was instrumental in setting up the Lume Rural Training Centre that teaches technical and vocational skills to youths of his village.
The training centre has been selected as one of the three finalists for the prestigious 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize in the Global High Schools Oceania category for the development of sustainable energy systems that power the community. This award was inspired by the vision and environmental stewardship of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to empower, recognise and award global innovators for their achievements in renewable energy and sustainability.
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