Soutpan Solar Power, has responded to a call from the District Department of Education for schools in the Blouberg Municipality, in Limpopo, to provide 4 000 learners with cloth masks that will last learners for a 6 month to 1-year period, in addition to what the Department will provide.
“Schools across Limpopo have reopened, with educators and staff working determinedly to make sure that the necessary safety precautions are in place to keep learners and staff safe each day, which is why we’ve helped by providing face masks and sanitisers to schools across the two circuits, closest to our solar farm,” said Harrisinah Theka, Economic Development Officer for Soutpan Solar Power.
Soutpan Solar Power has directed a large portion of their socio-economic development funds, to provide schools with adequate masks and sanitisers, catering for 2000 Grade 7 learners and 2000 Grade 12 learners. This includes 28 primary schools and 19 high schools from the Bahananwa North and South circuits.
“Masks and sanitisers are being provided to schools, via the Department of Education, so that teachers, learners and staff can follow the necessary regulations and safety measures put in place, to help reduce the risk of infection,” added Theka.
It is also expected that learners, educators and support staff will receive orientation and training as each Grade commences.
Soutpan Solar Power is majority owned by Globeleq, and its consortium partners. Shareholders include: Globeleq; Izingwe International Fund, managed by Izingwe Capital; and Kurisani Soutpan, owned by Kurisani Community Trust. The project company is operated and managed by Globeleq South Africa.