The Salesian Institute, a South Africa-based socio-economic development group, has joined Africa Oil & Power (AOP), the continent’s premier platform for energy investment and policy, as its new community partner.
The Institute is an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of South Africa’s vulnerable children and at-risk youth. For over one hundred years, they have been providing education, shelter and emotional support for at-risk youth through a combination of basic education, vocational training, social skills and neighbourhood outreach.
With its flagship event in Cape Town, Africa Oil & Power is keen to support charities with an impact both locally and across Africa. As part of this mandate, the Africa Oil & Power conference and exhibition will take place from 9th to 11th October, 2019.
“We are privileged to be working with the Salesian Institute, as their mission is so fully in line with our ‘Make Energy Work’ theme for this year’s Africa Oil & Power Conference,” said Guillaume Doane, CEO of Africa Oil & Power.
“For us, #MakeEnergyWork means building an energy industry that positively impacts all segments of society, including vocational programs that target the underprivileged. We look forward to opening lines of communication between the Salesian Institute and energy industry stakeholders,” Doane added.
The Salesian Institute has launched several successful initiatives over the years, most notably, the Learn to Live School of Skills which is a program designed specifically for vulnerable and at-risk children and youth. It provides basic education and skills training to youth at risk who cannot cope in mainstream schooling.
The Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre (PTRC-ZA) Mechatronics Technician program is jointly implemented by the Salesian Institute Youth Projects and the local Porsche importer, LSM Distributors (Pty) Ltd. The program equips trainees to diagnose, repair and service vehicles across the Volkswagen Group, which includes Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, Bentley and Lamborghini.
AOP will welcome 1,200 delegates over three days, with over 20 ministers and dignitaries set to speak on the main stage. The organisation’s Make Energy Work conference will showcase how oil, gas and power can generate greater opportunities for the people of African nations and stimulate sustainable economic growth.
It is hosted in partnership with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy of South Africa.