Energy Minister Jeff Radebe is on an outreach programme drive in the Eastern Cape this week.
The trail will start this morning in Port Elizabeth where Radebe is leading a School Energy Day programme, where he will handover at least 350 pairs of school shoes to identified impoverished learners in partnership with Central Energy Fund (CEF).
The School Energy Day is an initiative of the Department of Energy that aims to contribute towards active participation of learners in energy-related matters and career development as envisioned in the National Development Plan (NDP).
The programme targets learners in Grades 10 –12 and encourages them to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
On Tuesday Radebe will officially launch the Sea Vista township library, sponsored by the Kouga Wind Farm in Humansdorp.
The R4 million project aims to provide a facility that will be resourced to meet the educational needs of the community especially the youth while improving access to information for the local community as well as improving access to conducive studying facilities for local learners.
Also on Tuesday, Radebe will handover certificates to local Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan youth who successfully graduated from a programme aimed at uplifting local unemployed young people through skills development.
The young people to be recognised, have successfully completed the Solar Water Heater (SWH) Installation Trainee Programme.
Radebe will then proceed to Komga - Great Kei Municipality - where he will host socio-economic and enterprise development engagement on EDF Renewables.
This programme aims to create awareness about renewables and how the Independent Power Producer Programme contributes to Socio-Economic and Enterprise Development nationally as well within their local areas of operation.
Radebe will end his trail by delivering an address at the Church of God and Saints of Christ National Festival in Belhoek Hewu, in Queenstown.
The church proceedings will be preceded by a community engagement. - SAnews.gov.za