The Early Childhood Development (ECD) training programme is a 2-year enrichment
programme after its completion the practitioners receive a certificate in managing
small scale ECD centres.
#Developing ECD Practitioners
Kwa-Zulu Natal is home to a quarter of South Africa’s children, 85% of whom are under the age of five and have no access to any form of early child development programmes. Avon Peaking Power understands the importance of early childhood development; therefore, the company has been supporting the Training and Resources in Early Education (TREE) programme.
Together with Avon Peaking Power, TREE has been working with 20 ECD sites in the Shakaskraal area to provide capacity building through the training of ECD practitioners. According to TREE, their various integrated programmes have reached and improved the quality of life as well as the educational potential for over 140,000 children.
The TREE training programme seeks to develop and transform fledging, under-resourced and marginalized ECD sites into sustainable, quality early childhood education centres. TREE’s Programmes are designed to meet the developmental needs for children, giving them a better start in life. Avon Peaking Power believes that through empowering ECD practitioners, they will contribute to building a solid foundation for our future leaders.
Valued Citizens Initiative
The Valued Citizen Initiative is a programme aimed at developing the character of leaners through life skills programmes. It encourages them to become responsible ‘Valued Citizens’ that are determined to lead their lives in a meaningful way whilst contributing productively to society and the South African economy.
#Empowering Youngsters to become Valued Citizens
Bridging for life is an initiative aimed at preparing high school learners for the transition to higher education and training. Avon Peaking Power adopted two schools near the plant, which will benefit from this great initiative.
The project started in 2017, as a two-year initiative targeting Grade 11 students from Groutville Secondary and Guzana High School who will continue with the programme throughout 2018, which is their grade 12 year.
Peakers Engineering Scholarship
Engineering is an essential discipline in the world today and it is crucial in the electricity generating business, it is for this reason that Avon awards bursaries to students from previously disadvantaged communities that wish to study engineering.