In South Africa, EGP’s Projects Follow in the Footsteps of Nelson Mandela

Published on Tuesday, 30 July 2019

“Today, Enel Green Power gave 67 mountain bikes to students at the Kodupu School in Lephalale, province of Limpopo, for Mandela Day, celebrating the life of this country’s founding president and one of the great leaders of the 20th century, Nelson Mandela.”

– William Price, Enel Country Manager for South Africa

This partnership with the Kodupu School will help the mobility of schoolchildren who until now have been forced to walk for hours from home to school and back every day. In addition to the bicycles, children received a tube repair kit and safety equipment.

And that’s not all!

In the province of Eastern Cape, in Hankey, in the area surrounding our Gibson Bay wind farm, our team spent time with local children and Enel Green Power donated blankets, toys and food to two families in need.

Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to fighting against apartheid and for human rights and believed in the power of sharing and volunteering. Following the legacy that Madiba left us, we aided the elderly at the Shalom Old Age Centre, near the Nojoli wind farm.

The Enel Green Power Team decided to commemorate Mandela with volunteer work because change begins within each of us and only by paying attention to others and helping those in greatest need can we make the world a better place.

Many of our colleagues, including Leticia Vos, SHEQ Officer for Enel Green Power in South Africa, also spent Mandela Day with the children of Dare2Care, an NGO that cares for less fortunate children, taking them to school each day, helping them with homework and providing them with three meals a day.

Thanks to the energy from Enel Green Power’s solar and wind plants in South Africa, , we support numerous initiatives aimed   at the education of young people. An amazing opportunity to change the world around us and follow the path towards a sustainable future.

Act now, be a leader of change and make every day a Mandela Day!