We’re Renewing Our Commitment to the Education of Young People

Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2019

“EGP RSA wants to keep the spirit of 1976’s youth alive and wants to do this by supporting youth employment. The Group’s philosophy is to create shared value: the competitiveness and sustainability of a company, and the well-being of the community it works in, are closely connected and dependent on one other.”

– Lizeka Dlepu, Head of Community Relations and Sustainability South Africa

Enel Green Power is involved in a long list of educational and professional projects to help South Africa train the leaders of the future. There’s the South African EGP Academy, an educational program to train young people and the unemployed in solar photovoltaic, as well as Open Africa Power, a training program on a continental level, designed to create a new generation of African professionals in the energy industry.

In the Eastern Cape province, EGP has launched - with the NGO Soul Provider Trust – a project that will guarantee food to more than 3,500 children every day in local schools. And with the construction of the Gibson Bay wind farm, a plan was launched to provide free Wi-Fi services to schools in the area.

Also in the province of Limpopo, with the NGO Mothers2Mother, EGP contributes to education and prevention programs for young mothers and pregnant women.