A popular chocolate bar has donated a generator power to the Winterveldt Library as part of its ongoing commitment to the community.
The manufacturer announces a bold campaign to tackle loadshedding and raise the bar for students who need electricity at libraries across the country.
- Winterveldt Library lights up thanks to Bar One.
- The power outage has left the library without electricity since 2019.
- The library has been forced to capture relevant information manually.
- This is an initiative campaign is running without donations.
The power outage has left the library without electricity since 2019 resulting in limited services for the community. The library has been forced to capture relevant information manually which poses a significant risk to the facility’s administrative maintenance.
Rosalie Ambrose, the Head of PR Nestle East and Southern Africa Region said that, as of 29th of May, running for 5 weeks until the 30th of June, they have put in generator power to each library which is fully funded by Nestle Bar One.
This is an initiative campaign that they are running without being asked to donate, but rather to lend a helping hand and be part of a solution to the current issue that we experience as a country.
“Our goal is that by July, we will install a permanent power solution in the library which will be solar energy,” said Ambrose.
“We are asking South Africa to take to our Twitter page and other social platforms to retweet and share #needsenergy and we will put permanent solar energy into the libraries so they have a reliable source of energy,” added Ambrose.
The manufacturer will commit to installing solar energy into each of these libraries at a cost of R1 million. Each retweet and share is equivalent to #1Bar = R1. This will give the libraries reliable power into the foreseeable future.
The Winterveldt Library is situated on Makgatho Road, a notable landmark in the area. There is a lot of history there.
Stanley Mazibuko, Ward 19 Councillor in Winterveldt said that last year they had a student who passed with 7 distinctions and studied in the same library without electricity.
“This is the only library in Winterveldt, we have already notified the community. Having known some students, I informed them”, said Mazibuko.
As part of his gratitude, Mazibuko added that he is very pleased that his community now has access to an electricity-powered library.
Ambrose said that she wanted to thank the city of Tshwane and the community of Winterveldt for accepting their assistance.
“The Library is a place of learning, an opportunity, and Nestle Bar One is here to help light up lives so that they may continue and succeed,” Ambrose concluded.