Salesian Institute joins Africa Oil & Power 2019 As A New Community Partner

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Africa Oil & Power (AOP) has announced the coming on board of Salesian Institute as the new community partner for Africa Oil and Power flagship conference and exhibition. The conference is hosted in partnership with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy of South Africa and will take place on October 9-11, 2019 at the CTICC 1 in Cape Town. 

The Salesian Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of South Africa’s vulnerable children and youth at risk. According to AOP, the institution has over 100 years been providing education, shelter and emotional support for at-risk youth through a combination of basic education, vocational training, social skills and neighbourhood outreach.

It is said to have 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.  

Also, 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. 

The Institute’s Learn to Live choir will entertain guests at the AOP conference opening ceremony.

According to the CEO of Africa Oil & Power, Guillaume Doane, “We are privileged to be working with the Salesian Institute, as their mission is so fully in line with our #MakeEnergyWork theme for this year’s Africa Oil & Power Conference.

“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,” the CEO said.

According to the AOP organisers, the event will welcome 1,200 delegates over three days, with over 20 ministers and dignitaries set to speak on the main stage. The 2019 AOP #MakeEnergyWork conference will showcase how oil, gas and power can generate greater opportunities for the people of African nations and stimulate sustainable economic growth.
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Peace Obi

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