Our brand promise, Powering Your Progress®, means that we go beyond just providing reliable power. We hire within our communities, providing valuable skills training and development. Also, through our Community Development Program, we provide contributions and volunteer to serve local infrastructure, education, healthcare, and disaster relief causes – whether it is delivering medical supplies into Haiti following the disastrous earthquake or building a technology center in Botswana.
In 2011, APR Energy and its customer, Botswana Power Corporation, collaborated on a community development project to install and operate a fully functioning computer lab at a local school in a neighboring village. APR, along with its customer, installed and equipped a classroom with 38 new computers, an air conditioning system, ceramic tiling, and a security system. Each computer was equipped with relevant educational software, which is currently used in the daily curriculum of the school.
APR Energy sponsored multiple health campaigns in Peru in 2011, including health education, hygienic and medical supply donations, health and dental check-ups, and antibiotic donations. These campaigns reached hundreds of families within the local communities and have contributed to the well-being of the Peruvian citizens. APR also donated computers to three municipal community centers, where local university professors and students provided weekly classes for children and adults to teach computer skills and improve literacy.
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 to deliver medical supplies and transport doctors and nurses directly into and out of the city. Over 90 doctors, nurses, and medical support staff were transported into Haiti. Overall, four flight rotations were completed and approximately $2 million worth of medical supplies and equipment were delivered.
APR Energy completed the restoration and renovation of a school attended by over 1,000 students, located near to the power plant site. APR Energy staff and contractors completed electrical maintenance, installed a potable water supply and water pump for the agricultural system, built a water cistern for the restrooms, repaired a sanitary sewer system, and painted the school. APR Energy also fabricated recycling receptacles to be donated to the local government and used in an environmental conservation campaign.
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 and repaint the school structure, install security and fire alarms, and create an outside environment free of hazardous items. School supplies and materials were also donated to the children and teachers. The school is now a safer institution with a higher level of education.
In 2012, APR Energy co-sponsored the Dakar Half Marathon, headed by the Senegalese Athletic Association. The charity race was organized to raise scholarship funds for Senegalese girls through the USAID/Education de Base (EDB) Scholarship Program. APR Energy’s sponsorship is contributing to educational camps that promote academic work, leadership development, and life skills for young female scholarship recipients and their caregivers.