A Social Needs Study has been conducted to identify of the needs of the 104 families that make up the Droogfontein Community Property Association, as well as to develop a register of priorities. In order to carry out the Study, a team of young previously unemployed local people were selected from within the Kimberley area and 50km radius of the solar project and underwent training and skill development to undertake the Study.
As part of our project’s vision to build capacity within the local community, previously unemployed people with a Grade 12 certificate received training and skills to carry out this Study.
Future work opportunities for the trainees are a strong possibility, as the training service provider has undertaken to hire the best performers for future work in the Kimberley and Northern Cape area. All employees received letters of reference as well as training certificates of completion.