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ANOTHER THREE LOERIESFONTEIN STUDENTS AWARDED BURSARIES

Three students from Loeriesfontein have been awarded scholarships that will help them in furthering their studies. They form part of a group of 12 students in Loeriesfontein already receiving funding as part of the Khobab Wind Farm Bursary Programme, which allows Loeriesfontein community members, but particularly youth to pursue higher education and follow their dreams.

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EUREKA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL RECEIVES FUNDING FOR EDUCATOR ASSISTANTS

Having identified the need for educator assistants a few years ago, Eureka Intermediate School applied to the Department of Education to fund these posts. But when funding ran short, Noupoort Wind Farm was able to step in to take over the funding of three educator assistants, which commenced in August 2021 and will continue for the remainder of this year.READ MORE

JEFFREYS BAY WIND FARM WELCOMES FIRST EVER HSE INTERN TO THEIR TEAM

More than 70 young students have taken the leap from completing their studies to kicking off their careers through the national Globeleq South Africa’s internship programme, since its inception seven years ago.  One of the latest beneficiaries of this programme, which was created to develop young technical staff for a renewable energy industry, is Naledi Shai, who has joined Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm as the project’s first HSE intern.

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MATRIC CLASS OF 2021 CELEBRATE PASS RATE INCREASE

The Loeriesfontein High School Matric Class of 2021 are celebrating a 36% increase in their matric pass rate. Following the negative effects of the pandemic on learners’ emotional and mental well-being, a psychosocial support programme was implemented to equip Grade 12 learners with self-knowledge and skills to improve their academic performance and it is believed to have contributed to the improved results.

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NEW KITCHEN BRINGS JOY TO SCHOOL LEARNERS AND STAFF

Ceres, Western Cape, March 2022

Ceres Secondary School learners and teachers are delighted to have a new dedicated kitchen, which was handed over to the school last month,  15 February 2022. With this fully equipped kitchen, the school can now provide learners with two nutritional meals per day in a safer and more efficient way, helping learners perform better academically and generally enjoy their schooling more.

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BUILDING COMMUNITIES THROUGH SPORT

The Namakwa Sports Council (NSC), which represents the sports federations in the Namakwa District Municipality, received a much needed vehicle to provide transportation across this sporting district. Funded by Kangnas Wind Farm, the donation is in support of the local sports in the Nababeep community.

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BURSARY PROGRAMME MAKING DREAMS A REALITY FOR SMALL COMMUNITY LOCALS

Keishia Joseph is on track to be the first Grabouw community member, to become a Nuclear Medical Radiographer.  This specialised medical field of study uses small amounts of radioactive materials, radiopharmaceuticals, to look at specific organs to see if they are functioning properly. The 22-year-old achieved her Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology with the financial support of a bursary from Klipheuwel Wind Farm and is currently completing her one-year community service at Red Cross Children’s Hospital, in Rondebosch, Cape Town.

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PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT PROVIDED FOR SCHOOL LEARNERS NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY COVID

A support programme designed to assist over 800 learners at schools with high dropout risk rates, within the Nama Khoi Municipal area, is underway.  Having kicked off in July 2021, this programme, which will run until March 2022, supports Grades 3 through to Grade 12 learners on a psychological, social, emotional, and educational level. READ MORE

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