Our brand promise, Powering Your Progress®, means that we go beyond just providing reliable power. Through our Community Development Program, we help improve overall quality of life of our local neighborhoods by supporting local infrastructure, education and healthcare initiatives. Our projects help foster positive relationships with the communities we serve and are prioritized based on need, impact and sustainability.
Students show off their newly constructed school building, one of three school rehabilitation projects executed by the local APR Energy team during 2014. Support included building construction and structural improvements, as well as provisions of teaching aids, classroom furniture and student supplies. The initiatives helped relieve overcrowded classrooms and support 400 children with improved and expanded educational facilities.
APR Energy’s renovation of the primary community clinic in the Rocha Pinto neighborhood included installation of water pumps, climate control and furniture, as well as complete repair of the electrical system. Through our supplemental community outreach program, we focus on youth development for the two neighborhoods surrounding APR Energy’s plant sites, supported by a dedicated APR Energy community relations manager.
Punta del Tigre, Uruguay
APR Energy has helped promote a healthy learning environment at a grade school near its plant in Punta del Tigre. Work has included renovation the school’s lavatories and kitchen, helping to improve sanitation for its students, as well as providing new playground and athletic equipment.
APR Energy constructed a new school wing for a polytechnic school adjacent to our Kuala Namu plant site in Medan. The five new classrooms, equipped with high-quality flooring, sound roofs, windows and doors, provide an improved learning environment and benefit nearly 700 local students majoring in fields from business management to auto mechanics.
In 2012, APR Energy co-sponsored the Dakar Half Marathon, headed by the Senegalese Athletic Association. The charity race helped contribute to educational camps that promote academic work, leadership development and life skills for young female scholarship recipients and their caregivers.
In 2011, APR Energy led an education-focused community project that included construction of a fully functioning computer lab at a school near our plant and training of teachers and students. The project equipped the school with new technology, climate control and a security system.
A local school near the Barranca power plant suffered for three years without electricity after thieves stole the copper wiring from the electrical system. APR Energy employees, together with local citizens, volunteered their time to re-wire the electrical system, renovate the school and install security and fire alarms.
APR Energy sponsored multiple health campaigns in Peru in 2011, reaching hundreds of families near our plant sites. The campaigns included health education, hygienic and medical supply donations, health and dental check-ups, and antibiotic donations.
APR Energy completed the restoration and renovation of a local school attended by over 1,000 students. Work included electrical maintenance, installation of a potable water supply, sanitary sewer system repairs and painting of the school.
In the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake, APR Energy teamed up with a number of partner organizations to organize a medical mission into the badly damaged capital city. Over 90 doctors, nurses, and medical support staff were transported into Haiti, along with urgently needed medical supplies.