Next Renewable Generation (NrG) has a long-standing relationship with New Jersualem Children’s Home, having been contracted by both the National Business Initiative (NBI) and Anglo Coal to complete energy audits and consulting work for the home. NrG applauds the school’s commitment to being ‘green’, with their innovative & energy conscious shipping container girls residence, on-site waste water treatment, permaculture garden and solar photovoltaic installations.

So when it came to Mandela Day, 18 July 2016, NrG didn’t hesitate to host an “Energy Day” at the home, in which we aimed to share our knowledge of renewable energy and sustainable practise with our future leaders. We designed a day full of activities, including fun and educational energy videos and lessons, and interactive games to test the pupils’ newly-acquired knowledge, in the hopes of inspiring individuals to take up careers in this field.

Consol Glass, a partner of NrG’s in commitment to energy management, kindly provided one Consol solar jar  for every student at the home! Alessandro Mayes, energy champion and Value Enhancement Engineer at the company, spent some time teaching grade 9 – 12 learners about the process of glass making and its impacts on the environment.

The NrG team had fun, made an impact, and identified some true bright sparks with dreams of entering the renewable energy industry amongst the incredible pupils. The day was complemented by the delicious baking and coffee made with love by the home’s own on-site bakery.

“Already I can confirm that four of our children want to know more about NRG and how they can be part of it,” Raymond Madibogo, the marketing manager at the home, revealed a few days after the event.

Thank you to NJCH’s CEO, Anna Mojapelo, for allowing us access to your incredible facility. For more information about the home and how to help, check them out here.