27 November 2016, Pretoria — Eskom’s Camden power station has donated R50 900 that will go towards the purchasing and installation of an outdoor jungle gym and palisade fencing for a day-care centre in Ermelo, Mpumalanga.
In a statement on Friday, Eskom said the donation was made to the Inhlosenhle day-care centre in the Sun City township in Ermelo, in Mpumalanga.
“This is much-needed support for the centre and this gesture is a demonstration of Eskom giving back to the community it operates in,” said Human Resources Manager at the Camden power plant, Peter Lukhele.
The centre is a non-profit organisation that accommodates 70 children from the ages of between two and six years. It currently has five staff members responsible for taking care of the children.
The children are taught basic literacy and life skills and are provided with three nutritious meals daily.
The Camden power station is one of the three power stations (others being Grootvlei and Komati) that were mothballed in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and later brought back to service through Eskom’s current capacity expansion programme.
The return to service project of the station ended on 31 March 2010 with the entire station fully commercial. Camden’s first unit was commissioned in April 1967.