(Oyster Bay) – Kouga Wind Farm celebrated Global Wind Day 2018 with the announcement that its R4-million custom-built library and IT centre in the impoverished Sea Vista community in St Francis Bay was on track to open in October.
The library is one of many sustainable development projects run by the wind farm in the communities within its geographic footprint in the Kouga region since launching in 2015.
Inspecting the progress on the project are community members (from left) Ragel Goeda, Babalwa Sahluko and Nozuko Ntshota, who have benefited from another of the wind farm’s community projects – the Rainmakers women empowerment programme.
The seven-month programme has seen groups of women from the Sea Vista, Umzamowethu, KwaNomzamo and Kruisfontein communities undergoing specific skills development and business training, to equip them to identify and implement impactful upliftment projects in their communities.
For more on Kouga Wind Farm’s socio-economic development projects, watch the video HERE.