As part of our Creating Shared Value initiative, we assisted communities in close proximity to the wind farm in the following ways:
- An educational support program, which included the installation of twelve interactive smartboards for Roggeveld Primary School and Sutherland High School, which are both located in Sutherland, the closest town to the wind farm.
- To offset the devastating impact of the nationwide lockdown on vulnerable communities, we donated food relief parcels to approximately 200 families made up of women, children and the elderly. The initiative was undertaken in close consultation with the Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality.
- In partnership with local municipalities, we donated close to 1.1 tons of wooden pallets to community members and organizations, which will be used for recreational, housing and educational purposes.
Notably, additional projects, such as community leadership training, youth skills development, a drug and substance awareness campaign, further educational support to the Sutherland-based schools, equipment to upgrade the sports facility and the provision of medical supplies for the only clinic in Sutherland, have been earmarked for implementation during the third and fourth quarters of the 2022/2023 financial year.