Prof Alexandre Sebastiani and the first household delegates
The French South African Schneider Electric Education Centre (F’SASEC) at VUT has once again lived up to its name and purpose by visiting households in Orange Farm. On 26 June they went to install electricity to the shacks in need and change the wiring because, according to the electrical engineering department, it was deemed a safety hazard.
The Lala family in Orange Farm were the first to receive the kind gesture.
FSASEC staff wiring the shack
Ms Maud Lala expressed her delight and acknowledged that since she met Prof Alexandre Sebastiani, her life and those of her children have changed dramatically. She met Prof Sebastiani through a school event with her youngest child, Thokozile. The event was powered by Schneider Electric in partnership with the F’SASEC and in respect of the spirit of ubuntu, she said.
FSASEC staff planning to start wiring
As Prof Sebastiani is leaving the training centre and returning to France, he said that he would like to see as many people in Orange Farm having access to energy and education. He therefore paid little Ms Thokozile’s outstanding school fees and those for the next year and a half. Prof Alex Sebastiani promised that he would keep on paying till the family could stand on its own. He will also be renovating the family’s shack, providing furniture and groceries for them.