Wind Energy Facility (State Department)
The BioTherm wind energy facility at Klipheuwel-Dassiefontein does much more than generate much-needed electricity cleanly near Caledon in South Africa’s Western Cape province. It also invests in the local community. In the nearby town of Genadendal, BioTherm has trained school principals and provides funding for instructors who teach students critical skills — skills that will help them start their own businesses in future.
Simon Speelman, principal of L.R. Schmidt Moravian Primary School, says that in just two years the training program has made a noticeable difference. “We must teach our learners to become better citizens for our country,” he says.