NGN first utility company to sign up to life-changing Kenya project
11 October 2021
Utility companies across the UK are being invited to pool their expertise and join a pioneering project aimed at improving the lives of children and their communities in a remote area of Kenya.
Derby-based Develop Training, one of the UK's leading accredited providers of compliance, technical, and safety training for the utilities sector, has teamed up with Derby County Community Trust (DCCT) for the Rams in Kenya project.
Providing utility infrastructure to last a lifetime
The project aims to complete a sustainable utility project that will provide clean water and sanitation as well as train local people to maintain and sustain the equipment and systems independently for decades to come.
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Northern Gas Networks first to sign up
The first company to sign up to the project is Northern Gas Networks. Training Manager Chris Adair explained: “NGN are committed to providing opportunities for those less fortunate as part of our CSR policy.
“We are fully supportive of this project and are proud to the first utility company to sign up and commit our support with people, training and resources.
“As a company, we are funding three places for colleagues on our apprenticeship programme to take part. We feel it will provide them with the adventure of a lifetime as well as a real opportunity to change lives for the better and, above all, play a part in something amazing.
Utility companies can have a positive impact on the community
“We would love other companies in the sector to join us to make a positive and lifechanging impact for these children and their communities.
“Companies can either sponsor employees to take part or encourage individuals to fund raise the cost of their involvement.
“This covers the cost of travel, accommodation and goes towards the materials that will be required to make this project a reality.”
Find out more and join in
Any company or individual interested is invited to attend a virtual briefing session. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to express your interest.
Watch a video about previous projects here