Wind Farm in South Africa Sponsors Library

  • Today South Africa’s Energy Minister, Mr Jeff Radebe will officially launch Sea Vista Township Library sponsored by Kouga Wind Farm in Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape.

The library project came about as a result of discussions between the Kouga Municipality, St Francis Rotary Club and Kouga Wind Farm. The wind farm was exploring ways of improving access to information and IT services in the area.  The project concept was then developed and presented to the residents of Sea Vista.

Overwhelming support was received for the development of the facility and consequently the project was realised through the support of local stakeholders and the Department of Sports Recreation Arts & Culture.  The wind farm contributed over R4m towards the project with direct benefits to the local community.

The project aims is to provide a facility that will be resourced to meet the educational needs of the community especially the youth, to improve access to information for the local community as well as improving access to conducive studying facilities for local learners.

Related:  The South African Wind Energy Association is on a concerted drive to include social and economic upliftment projects in wind farm projects. Read more

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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