illuminating the Future
Growing with our local Community.
Our project benefits the communities in the vicinity of the solar farm in multiple ways, including enterprise and socio-economic development that promotes access to the economy for local people, procurement and employment opportunities that plough financial resources into the local area as well as the establishment of a local community trust.
Enterprise and Socio-Economic Development
Socio-economic development initiatives promote access to the economy for all people.Enterprise development includes initiatives to assist and accelerate the sustainability of local enterprises.The socio-economic focus is on education support programmes, including:
- early childhood development, as part of a creche support programme
- numeracy and literacy interventions at a primary school level
- support for mathematics and science programmes at secondary schooling level
- a scholarship programme for engineering related studies at tertiary level.
Procurement & Employment
During construction, Centragrid Solar will provide employment opportunities to as many as 80 people, the majority of whom were from the local community. In addition, many indirect jobs will be created or sustained at local manufacturers and suppliers through the project and its contractor’s procurement of goods and services from the local community. When in operation, Centragrid Solar will provide long-term employment for 20 people to operate and maintain the plant.
These programmes will continue for the 25 year life of the project and will focus on local communities