Eskom gives back to Mpumalanga community

Friday, July 20, 2018

As part of efforts to making South African communities self-sustainable, Eskom has donated arts and crafts sewing supplies and sports equipment to a non- profit organisation in Mpumalanga.

The donation of arts and crafts sewing supplies, as well as sports equipment, including two netball posts, tennis balls and rackets, soccer goalposts as well as soccer balls, forms part of the drive by the utility to plough back into the communities it operates in.

The donation was made through Eskom’s Development Foundation to the Abanqobi Center in Phola, which is close to the utility’s Kusile Power Station.

The centre supports orphaned and vulnerable children and beneficiaries who live in households where the only form of income is through the government’s social grants.

Eskom Development Foundation Chief Executive Officer Cecil Ramonotsi said Eskom is committed to making a contribution towards helping South African communities become self-sustaining.

“As an organisation and a corporate citizen of South Africa, we are concerned about more than just keeping the lights on. We want to do our bit to help improve the socio-economic conditions of as many people as we can and we are proud to have been able to assist Abanqobi Center in its mission to uplift the community,” said Ramonotsi on Thursday.

Abanqobi’s main objective is to help develop and build resilience in vulnerable children, especially orphans as well as capacitating their caregivers.

They focus on developing the children’s reading skills, and assist them to apply skills learned through various activities to improve their lives. -