Over the past four years, Green Energy Group’s (“GEG”) construction of its Geothermal Wellhead Power Plants in the Olkaria steam field in Kenya, has been well supported by the local Maasai community and many of their members have been employed on the project in varying construction, transport and site security roles. This strong collaboration with the local Maasai community has never better been demonstrated than when recently GEG donated over 1,000 text and exercise books to local schools, after discussions with local leaders revealed a shortage of teaching materials.
“This initiative, which was undertaken by GEG’s Project team, allows us to recognise the support given by the Maasai for our activities in Olkaria and highlights our commitment to working with local communities within close proximity to our project sites” commented Terje Laugerud, GEG’s Chief Executive Officer.
Lýður Skúlason, GEG Project Manager, who visited local schools and was able to experience first-hand the impact of the donation said “Working locally with the Maasai has been an elementary part of our activities at Olkaria and it was humbling to see how the provision of these books was so positively received by the school children and their teachers. Going forward we will look to continue assist the Maasai in whatever way we can and build on the goodwill between GEG and the local community”